In medieval Britain, Igraine is a young bride who dreads the “the right of the first night,” when King Uther will deflower her before her husband takes his turn. To her surprise, the King can only enjoy her with her consent, thanks to a witch’s spell, and he loves her. In full armor, the King is a visionary ruler of the realm, but alone with Igraine, he is a lusty young man who knows how to please a woman. She is secretly glad when he refuses to give her up after their first night together. Her husband, the Duke of Cornwall, yearns for a deeper relationship with the King, although he is a Christian who believes that marriage is sacred. No matter how hard Igraine tries to prevent it, a war between the two men in her life is inevitable--and the future of the kingdom is at stake. This tale has been told many times, but never like this! Igraine, the lady who launched the birth of chivalry at King Arthur’s court of the Round Table, tells her own unforgettable story.
This book was added to our catalog on Wednesday 11 January, 2017.