The Lady of the Sea
The Third of the Tristan and Isolde Novels
By Rosalind Miles
(Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780307209856, 384pp.)
Publication Date: November 22, 2005
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The final thrilling chapter in the Tristan and Isolde trilogy
Isolde, heir to the throne of the queens, is now a sovereign in her own right. With the glories of the throne comes the responsibility of a queen, and Isolde knows she must return to her beloved Western Isle. She can no longer tolerate her marriage to King Mark of Cornwall, a marriage she has accepted for years to save her country from the threat of war—and to be near her only love, Mark’s nephew, Tristan of Lyonesse. And so she leaves Cornwall and comes home to Ireland, where her lords face a growing threat from the warlike Picti, who live in the barren highlands to the north of England. The Picti have a bold new king, Darath, who is determined to take the riches of Ireland for his own people, whether by war or by marriage with Isolde.
Isolde gathers her armies to confront the Picti while facing a violent conflict with King Mark, who vows he will not let a prize like Isolde, and Ireland, slip from his grasp. Isolde is last in a line of famous warrior queens who have guarded Ireland from time before memory, and now she—and her knight, Tristan—must play out their fate and face her enemies in a final battle, a war that could spell ruin for them both.
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Rosalind Miles is the author of the bestselling Guenevere trilogy, as well as the Tristan and Isolde trilogy and I, Elizabeth. A well-known and critically acclaimed novelist, essayist, and broadcaster, she lives in Kent, England. Visit her website at rosalind.net.
“Miles concludes her spellbinding Tristan and Isolde trilogy with a bang. . . . Interwoven with plenty of passion and intrigue, this mystical reworking of a time-honored fable provides an enthralling new spin on an irresistibly romantic old legend.” —Booklist