Title: Hawk of May
Author: Gillian Bradshaw
Series: Down the Long Way
Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy
Release Date: September 1, 2010
I received this book for review from Sourcebooks.
Summary: THE MAGICAL AND EPIC SAGA OF THE GREATEST WARRIOR OF ALL TIME.
Son of the Evil sorceress queen, Gwalchmai seemed destined to follow the path of Darkness. But early one morning, the isle of immortals calls him on a quest as a warrior of Light...and seals his destiny as hero of King Arthur's Britian.
Thoughts: His name was Gwalchmai, but story tellers and legend would call him Sir Gawain. Born to an evil sorceress it was no surprise that his life was on the road to darkness. But one day destiny came calling... sending him on a very important quest. His life would be forever changed when he took up arms under the Pendragon flag.
I thought this was a wonderful take on the King Arthur legends. I love reading books about King Arthur, but this is the first time I've read one just about Sir Gawain. Hawk of May is compelling and magical. The character of Gwalchmai pops off the pages and shines. Originally published in 1981, but the story is still fresh and poignant for 2010. Beautifully descriptive, a must read for any Arthurian fan.
Score: 4 Stars
Author Website: http://www.gbradshaw.net/
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