The Camelot Betrayal (Camelot Rising Trilogy #2) (Hardcover)
Winter 2020 Kids Indie Next List
“I loved this sequel to The Guinevere Deception. Be prepared for answers, new relationships, and a light shining on Guinevere’s past that makes her question everything she thought was the truth. What are these dreams that don’t seem to be her own? Why can’t she stop thinking about Mordred? Does she belong as Queen of Camelot? All this and more awaits you in The Camelot Betrayal.”
— Kalli King, Rediscovered Books, Boise, ID
Truly magnificent. Kiersten White continues her breathtaking Arthurian re-telling with this astounding sequel. In the wake of the Dark Queen's return, Guinevere faces more challenges than ever in her quest to be the queen Camelot needs, to stand by Arthur's side, and discover the truth about herself. Reader beware, not all betrayals need magic in this epic read! This book will have your mind and your emotions in knots that even Guinevere can't undo by the end. White has done it again.— From Kayla recommends
EVERYTHING IS AS IT SHOULD BE IN CAMELOT: King Arthur is expanding his kingdom's influence with Queen Guinevere at his side. Yet every night, dreams of darkness and unknowable power plague her.
Guinevere might have accepted her role, but she still cannot find a place for herself in all of it. The closer she gets to the people around her--Brangien, pining for her lost love Isolde; Lancelot, fighting to prove her worth as Queen's knight; and Arthur, everything to everyone and thus never quite enough for Guinevere--the more she realizes how empty she is. She has no sense of who she truly was before she was Guinevere. The more she tries to claim herself as queen, the more she wonders if Mordred was right: she doesn't belong. She never will.
When a rescue goes awry and results in the death of something precious, a devastated Guinevere returns to Camelot to find the greatest threat yet has arrived. Not in the form of the Dark Queen or an invading army, but in the form of the real Guinevere's younger sister. Is her deception at an end? And who is she really deceiving--Camelot, or herself?
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“The Camelot Betrayal is a phenomenal read…This story continues to have this powerful subtlety to it that is addicting and evocative, with the added bonus of romance and betrayal.”--The Nerd Daily
“If you’re familiar with the Arthurian legends, you’ll be delighted in the ways White has taken hold of the classic characters and twisted them into her own versions.”--SYFY Wire
“Another dazzling fantasy tale by White, filled with exhilarating adventures, intrigue, and strong female characters; a powerful addition to any teen literary collection."--School Library Journal
“[A] refreshingly feminist new spin on the world of Arthurian legend"--Culturess
Praise for THE GUINEVERE DECEPTION:
A YALSA Amazing Audiobook for Young Adults
"An enjoyable and even thoughtful entry into a mythos that has obsessed us for generations." —NPR
“Spellbinding,… Unique and refreshing” —Hypable
“A fresh take on Camelot . . . this should be another hit.” —Booklist
“Readers will be dying to fill in the gaps of Guinevere’s memory and to continue the atmospheric adventure in this Arthurian retelling.” —Bulletin