This is book 2 in the Guinevere trilogy by Lavinia Collins. If you want scandal, lust, and feeling the pain of love, this is your book. I think anyone who enjoys a good romance, legend, or medieval story will enjoy this novel.
A Champion’s Duty focuses on the relationship of Lancelot and Guinevere. In book 1, Guinevere was forced to marry the “boy” King Arthur. Toward the end of the book, you could see a relationship forming between Guinevere and Lancelot. Again, this book puts the reader through an emotional roller coaster. Most of us have felt the humiliation of someone spreading rumors about us, some of us have loved when we know it’s wrong, and many know the feelings of betrayal.
Mix all the emotions with sword fights, knights, and a quest for the Holy Grail, and you’ve got the greatness of A Champion’s Duty. I can see how it may be appreciated even if you haven’t read the first book, but I suggest you read that one too or you’re missing out. Collins has a gift and I eagerly await book 3 and anything else she creates in the future!