Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday: The Lost Queen

Can't Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

The Lost Queen by Signe Pike
Pub. Date: September 4, 2018



Goodreads says, "Mists of Avalon meets Philippa Gregory in the first book of an exciting historical trilogy that reveals the untold story of Languoreth—a powerful and, until now, tragically forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland—twin sister of the man who inspired the legendary character of Merlin.  Intelligent, passionate, rebellious, and brave, Languoreth is the unforgettable heroine of The Lost Queen, a tale of conflicted loves and survival set against the cinematic backdrop of ancient Scotland, a magical land of myths and superstition inspired by the beauty of the natural world. One of the most powerful early medieval queens in British history, Languoreth ruled at a time of enormous disruption and bloodshed, when the burgeoning forces of Christianity threatened to obliterate the ancient pagan beliefs and change her way of life forever.  Together with her twin brother Lailoken, a warrior and druid known to history as Merlin, Languoreth is catapulted into a world of danger and violence. When a war brings the hero Emrys Pendragon, to their door, Languoreth collides with the handsome warrior Maelgwn. Their passionate connection is forged by enchantment, but Languoreth is promised in marriage to Rhydderch, son of the High King who is sympathetic to the followers of Christianity. As Rhydderch's wife, Languoreth must assume her duty to fight for the preservation of the Old Way, her kingdom, and all she holds dear.  The Lost Queen brings this remarkable woman to life—rescuing her from obscurity, and reaffirming her place at the center of the most enduring legends of all time."

Mists of Avalon meets Philippa Gregory?!? Yes, please! I love books that focus on "forgotten" women in history and Languoreth sounds incredible.  I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this one!  What do you guys think?

14 comments:

  1. That is one pretty amazing cover and it sure does sound good too.

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    1. I'm glad you agree, Jenea! Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Mist of Avalon meets Phillipa Gregory ~ YES! Can't wait to read this one too. Hope we both enjoy it a bunch!

    Renee ~ My Wow

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    1. I know, right! I'm all about that combo. Thanks for visiting, Renee.

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  3. Love the sound of this. I always like stories that explore the conflict between Christianity and the pagan beliefs, and the sister of the man who would inspire Merlin? This has all kinds of possibilities. :)

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    1. YES! The sister of Merlin really, really intrigued me. Thanks for visiting, Greg.

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  4. This sounds really cool! It's a story I don't know a lot about, but it sounds beautiful.

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    1. I have high hopes for it! I'm glad you agree! Thanks for visiting, Angela!

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  5. Can't help but be intrigued by any book with a Mists of Avalon comparison! :D Thanks for bringing this one to my attention, Christina!

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    1. I know! I really want to re-read Mists of Avalon. If only I had more time. I know it was one of my favorites in high school. Thanks for dropping by, Becky!

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  6. This sounds really good. I hope you love it!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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    1. Thanks, Tressa! I am glad you agree. Thanks for visiting.

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  7. I ended the year in my history class with a short King Arthur unit. I love the idea of Merlin's sister. This definitely sounds interesting. Great pick!

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    1. I love all things King Arthur, so I have high hopes! I'm glad you like the sound of this one as well. Thanks for dropping by, Natalie!

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