A magical glimpse into the legendary age of Arthurian chivalry. Lynett, unwilling bride of the Round Table Knight, Gaheris, who leaves her husband and the true love of her life, his brother Gareth, to become the King's messenger. Knightly chivalry is beset by Dark Age barbarity in this richly woven tapestry of heroes and heroines, monsters and saints, temptresses and magicians.
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The book that served as a base for the cartoon movie, Quest for Camelot, (although the similarities are few) The King's Damosel opens with Lynett, a young woman being pushed into a marriage with a man she barely knows and doesn't love, while her sister marries that man she does love. In the beginning the narration goes back and forth between present day, the wedding and the inevitable wedding night, and her childhood and abuse by her father's friend. Lynett's husband winds up leaving on their wedding night, as little in love with her as she is with him, and feeling disgraces, she follows the advice of the mystical Merlin and goes to Camelot to meet with King Arthur, and become his messenger. Lynett joins the Knights of the Round Table and travels the country, delivering her messages and consequently getting revenge from the man who raped her. Eventually she meets and falls in love with a blind man named Lucius, and together they set out to find the Holy Grail and defeat the evil Rubor. Though it is a romance, it's also about female empowerment, and not cutting yourself short because you don't fit into the mold. If you liked Quest for Camelot, you will love The King's Damosel, because, like most book-to-movies, it's is way better!