Absolutely thrilled to be able to show you the cover of my new novel I, Morgana – my first step into adult fiction, but once again exploring the Arthurian world I came to know and love while writing the Shalott trilogy for teenagers. The character of Morgan le Fay particularly fascinated me, with all its apparent contradictions so I was never quite sure just who she was or what she was about. The ‘dead white males’ all gave her a very bad press, while Marion Zimmer Bradley turned around our perception by portraying her as a high priestess of Avalon. Neither interpretation has really satisfied me, so in I, Morgana I have tried to show the ‘real’ Morgana, and I really hope you’ll all enjoy my new novel (and come to love Morgana, even with all her flaws!)
Evil sorceress, fairy, or goddess of Avalon?
After being schooled in magic by Merlin and promised a kingdom, Morgana is robbed of her birthright and betrayed by everyone she has ever trusted. Risking everything for revenge, Morgana uses her magical arts to trap Merlin, threaten her half-brother King Arthur, and turn away the only man she will ever love. In destroying King Arthur and Camelot, Morgana sets into motion a catastrophe that can only be reversed if she can learn from the past in time to protect our future … and so fulfill an ancient prophecy.
In the tradition of The Mists of Avalon comes a new story of Morgan La Fey, of one of the most enigmatic—and reviled—characters in Arthurian legend.