Since the days of King Arthur, there have been poems and paintings created in her name. She is Elaine of Ascolat, the Lady of Shalott, and now there is a book all her own. The year is 490 A.D. and 16-year-old Elaine has a temperament to match her fiery red hair. Living on a military base with her father, brothers, and the rest of Arthur's army, Elaine pines for the handsome Lancelot, and longs for a female companion. But when the cruel, beautiful Gwynivere arrives, Elaine is confronted with startling emotions of jealousy and rivalry. Can Elaine find the strength to survive the birth of a kingdom?
Lisa Ann Sandell
Lisa Ann Sandell is the author of A Map of the Known World
, of which Publishers Weekly
wrote in a starred review, "Sandell's...fluid phrasing and choice of metaphors give her prose a quiet poetic ambience." She also wrote Song of the Sparrow
, which Publishers Weekly
called "unique and eloquently wrought" in a starred review. Lisa works as a children's books editor and lives in New York City with her family. Please visit her online at lisaannsandell.com.