Gawain and Lady Green

Gawain and Lady Green You love me Lady Green Even as I love you Gwyneth wasn t supposed to fall in love with Gawain Not like this Gawain was the May King a sacrifice offered to the Goddess for a bountiful harvest in retur

  • Title: Gawain and Lady Green
  • Author: Anne Eliot Crompton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • You love me, Lady Green Even as I love you Gwyneth wasn t supposed to fall in love with Gawain Not like this Gawain was the May King a sacrifice offered to the Goddess for a bountiful harvest in return Gwyneth knows this His fate has been decided by powers beyond her control But the warmth of his touch and the taste of his lips have blurred the lines of what she You love me, Lady Green Even as I love you Gwyneth wasn t supposed to fall in love with Gawain Not like this Gawain was the May King a sacrifice offered to the Goddess for a bountiful harvest in return Gwyneth knows this His fate has been decided by powers beyond her control But the warmth of his touch and the taste of his lips have blurred the lines of what she knows to be true Now Gwyneth is willing to risk everything to keep Gawain alive, even if it means losing him foreverIn truth, in very truth, I do A famous knight must rely on a woman to comprehend the chivalric virtues in this subversive and deliciously witty feminist retelling of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Publisher s Weekly The book is unique in its presentation of Lady Green as a strong female character, and many teens will identify with the choice she made for love School Library Journal In her fine reworking of the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Crompton explores honesty, promise keeping, honor, and the power of women Recommended Library Journal

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    1. In this tale of Arthurian romance for young adults, Lady Green, witch and priestess to the Goddess, but decide between her people and her love when Gawain stumbles into their May Day celebration. Crowned the May King, Gawain must be sacrificed at summer's end to ensure the next year's crop and his fate is outside Lady Green's control. Or is it.I had high hopes for this tale but was terribly disappointed. Gawain, the Christian Knight is portrayed as a prideful and arrogant fool. Yet, he is also p [...]

    2. In this novel Crompton retells the Arthurian legend of Gawain and the Green Knight in such a way that is both enchanting and believable. Sir Gawain of Camelot has lost his companions, his supplies and his way when he stumbles upon a Beltane celebration in a rural Celtic village. Riding into the celebration with the intention of demanding hospitality, Gawain is unwilling crowned May King, an honor which may prove to be more dangerous than it seems. The only hope for the haughty nobleman to ever r [...]

    3. As the novel opens, Gawain is a big entitled git. Admittedly, he has reasons for being surly, since he's being kept in the village as the May King, and his horse has been killed, his weapons taken Still, even before that, he just expects to be given whatever he wants, just because he's a knight. He's a very young Gawain.The writing-style seems amateurish. Gawain's thoughts, for example, are amateurish, and the transition between third person limited to Gawain and third person limited to Lady Gre [...]

    4. To be fair, I didn't finish this book. I only was able to sit through about 25 pages and put it down, so keep in mind my review and judgement is based on this beginning.This book didn't hold me. I couldn't read any longer.And I have a major gripe with it. Mainly that this was placed in the YA section. This book should not be considered YA, it should be in the adult fantasy/sci-fi section. Reason being? Way too much sexuality and the fact that Lady Green is a teenage mother. I'm sorry but I simpl [...]

    5. The last section of this book is based firmly on the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, even lifting lines from the fourteenth century Middle English original. However Gawain is a chaste and virtuous 'gentil parfait' knight in that poem and he is certainly not in Crompton's retelling.In fact, her beginning has much in common with the French versions of Gawain’s story, where he is very much the lady's man. However, the parallels are only very loose. Nothing French fits the start with the sam [...]

    6. Pretty good read. I was kinda bored in the beginning, having read Gawain and the Green Knight, I kept waiting for *that* portion of the story to begin. This story actually has a pre-story to the original that's important for the set up of the retelling of the rest of the tale. So, it's important to read and then you get it and it's like "oh"!And for some reason this is marketed as a YA book, but it's not really. I mean someone 14 years old could read it and enjoy it and it would be fine, but it' [...]

    7. I didn't and couldn't finish it - I read about a third of the way through, skimmed a bit more to see what happened, but the book just didn't hold my attention enough to even skim to the end. A disappointment, considering that the blurb sounded great. Neither Sir Gawain nor Lady Green were sympathetic characters; they both seemed duplicitous and not genuinely communicating / developing a relationship. Interesting message that the rules of chivalry (seen as orderly and civilised) were essentially [...]

    8. I went back and forth between thinking this was an okay book and being utterly disgusted with it. its suppose to be a feminist retelling and the premise is good a woman who is priestess and a powerful figure in her community would be a powerful feminist figure if she wasn't portrayed as manipulative and evil. mostly it was just insulting.

    9. Well, I actually abandoned this at page 30. I just don't like how the author writes, the story was confusing and the characters not interesting. Maybe it was too early to stop reading but I was too bored.

    10. Four stars for the high quality of Crompton's prose, although the story didn't come together as well as Merlin's Harp did, in terms of character development. A very inventive retelling of Gawain and the Green Knight.

    11. I should have known any novel about Arthurian romances never quite get it. Well at least it got me to re-read the original again!

    12. Marked as read so I don't accidentally get it again. How absolutely boring! I struggled to get through the first quarter and just couldn't read anymore.

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