Book 2 - Tale of Guinevere & King Arthur series
The prophecy spoken at Queen Guinevere's birth had been fulfilled. Guinevere reigned strong and true, at the side of her beloved King Arthur. Together, they had forged a legendary kingdom, and its fame would live forever. Yet there had been a dark side to the prophecy, and the white shadow of fate ever hung over the Queen.
Now Guinevere thought she knew what that shadow was: she was barren. She accepted that--just as she accepted that Arthur must have an heir. And the only true heir of his body was Mordred--offspring of a cursed encounter with Arthur's own sister, the witch Morgause.
Guinevere couldn't give Arthur her own child, so she would give him his own son: Mordred. She would raise the boy, teach him to be a king. He would be like Arthur--wise, coolheaded. He would honor Camelot and all it stood for. She would love him like a mother . . . He was to be her greatest joy, and her greatest despair . . .