The Lost Queen
by Signe Pike
- Epic Fantasy
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A legendary tale of passion and bravery
This thrilling first novel of a trilogy reveals the untold story of Languoreth—a forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland—twin sister of the man who inspired the legend of Merlin.
In a land of mountains and mist, tradition and superstition, Languoreth and her brother Lailoken are raised in the Old Way of their ancestors. But the rise of a new religion heralds an era of disruption, bloodshed, and riot. When conflict brings the hero Emrys Pendragon to her family’s door, Languoreth finds herself drawn to one of his warriors.
Together with her brother—a warrior and druid known to history as Myrddin—Languoreth must fight for the preservation of the Old Way and the survival of her kingdom, or risk the loss of them both forever.
“Outlander meets Camelot—but with the focus firmly on the lives and loves of women. A sweeping, magical tale of a rarely-told part of Scotland's history.”—Kirsty Logan, author of The Grace Keepers
“In her extraordinary debut, Signe Pike assuredly transports the reader to an ancient past, bringing it vividly to life through her beautiful writing. Languoreth is a bold and complex heroine readers will be rooting for until the last page. Mystical, epic and captivating, I couldn't put it down, and look forward to the next installment of this intriguing trilogy."—Hazel Gaynor, bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home and The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter
“The Mists of Avalon for a new generation. Pike vividly recreates both the magic and brutality of early medieval Britain, replete with betrayals and love affairs, battles and escapes, and an unforgettable heroine at the center of it all. A gripping historical novel."—Linnea Hartsuyker, author of The Half-Drowned King
“Rich in detail and elegantly written, The Lost Queen is a boldly feminine heroic journey to a place and time of unbearable change. Hypnotic and sensual, Pike’s story reawakens us to something long ago lost between landscape and memory, where the Old Way still exists, and the bond between brother and sister cannot be broken. Mystical, beautiful, and destined to become a classic.” —Brunonia Barry, author of The Lace Reader and The Fifth Petal
“An extraordinary historical page-turner. Pike brings a creative eye, unique voice and immaculate research to the world of historical fiction—the people and lands of this novel will not leave me. The Lost Queen is more than a book; it is a profound experience. Languoreth has emerged from the mists of Scotland to assume her rightful place on the throne where she belongs.”—Patti Callahan Henry, bestselling author of The Book Shop at Water's End and Becoming Mrs. Lewis
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||September 4, 2018|