By Rosalind Miles
Within the golden time of Arthur and Guenevere, the Island of the West shines like an emerald within the sea—one of the final strongholds of Goddess-worship and Mother-right. Isolde is the one daughter and heiress of Ireland’s nice ruling queen, a woman as passionate in conflict as she is in love. l. a. Belle Isolde, like her mom, is famed for her attractiveness, yet she is a healer rather than a warrior, “of all surgeons, the simplest one of the isles.” A ordinary peacemaker, Isolde is suffering to avoid wasting eire from a battle waged through her dangerously reckless mom. The Queen is encouraged via her lover, Sir Marhaus, who urges her to invade neighboring Cornwall and declare it for her personal, a foolhardy movement Isolde is decided to avoid. yet she is not able to forestall them. King Mark of Cornwall sends forth his personal champion to do conflict with the Irish—Sir Tristan of Lyonesse—a younger, untested knight with a mysterious earlier. A member of the around desk, Tristan has again to the land of his start after decades in exile, merely to stand Ireland’s fiercest champion in wrestle. while he lies triumphant yet close to demise at the box of conflict, Tristan understands that his in basic terms desire of survival lies to the West. He has to be taken to eire to be healed, yet he needs to pass in disguise—for if the Queen unearths out who killed her cherished, he'll stick with Marhaus into the spirit international. His males smuggle him into the Queen’s citadel at Dubh Lein, and beg the princess to save lots of him.
From this primary assembly of star-crossed fans, an epic tale unfolds. Isolde’s ability and wonder provoke Tristan’s uncle, King Mark of Cornwall, and—knowing not anything of her love for Tristan—he comes to a decision to make her his queen, a fit her mom encourages in an effort to bind their lands lower than one rule. Tristan and Isolde locate themselves stuck within the crosscurrents of destiny, as Isolde is compelled to marry a guy she doesn't love. Taking pity on her daughter, the Queen supplies her an elixir that would create in her a keenness for King Mark and make sure that their love will final until eventually demise. yet at the voyage to eire, Tristan and Isolde drink the affection potion accidentally, sealing their already perilous love forever.
So starts off the 1st e-book of the Tristan and Isolde trilogy, one other beautiful instance of the storyteller’s craft from Rosalind Miles, writer of the loved and bestselling Guenevere trilogy.
From the Hardcover edition.