Tracy Cooper Posey is brilliant at weaving stories with individuals that are completely believable in their thoughts and dialogue.
I also love the fact that her female characters are definitely not boring, whiny or TSTL.
Ms Tracy has an amazing way of telling a tale. It’s magical 🙂
How good is the author that she can surprise readers even though the Arthurian cycle is one of the most rewritten ones in western literature.
Their every encounter gives off sparks of contempt and misunderstanding.
Bedivere is one of King Arthur’s companions, his marshall and war duke of his army. Handsome, remote, traditional and honor-bound, all he wants is to be a perfect warrior and serve Arthur. Only, Arthur’s people face another dark winter of deprivation and defeat at the hands of the ruthless Saxons. How can Bedivere find victory for Arthur when there is no hope?
Cara of Brynaich is half-Saxon, the younger daughter of a reviled family. Her facial scars keep her apart from everyone. Her heart holds only hatred for the Saxons who betrayed her mother, murdered her father and brought her and her kin to such misery. She has no time for honor and tradition. Hope is for blind fools.
She brings chaos into Bedivere’s life, while his cool indifference provokes her to ever greater excesses. When the Saxons scent the weakness of Arthur’s defenses and descend upon Mount Badon, Bedivere and Cara must find a way to fight them and not each other…
This novel is part of the ancient historical romance series, Once and Future Hearts, set in Britain during the time of King Arthur.
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As with the rest of this magnificent series, the story of Arthur is build alongside the interactions and romance of two main characters. Both of the main romantic leads faced challenges that were relevant to the era which stemmed from events that affected their perceived self-worth. We successfully get a sense of intimacy and closeness in their romantic relationship without there being too much shared sexy details.
It was interesting to 'see' war from a female and a male point of view...the preparations, mental fortitude and physical training needed.
I love that each book in the series has been a small slice of life with the insight created by concentrating on 'everyday' characters in the epic story of King Arthur.
These books by Tracy Cooper-Posey are immersive and transporting...I look up at the end, surprised to be back in my modern day home!
This prolific author continues to amaze with her incredible knowledge of such a wide variety of historic eras. Here we are in Arthurian times around 500 AD in the city of Venta Belgarum which is not far from where I was born and raised in Winchester, England. Indeed to this day a large equestrian statue of King Arthur proudly dominates the High Street. This is about a half-saxon facially scarred, red-headed Cara of Brynaich now serving in the Queen's Cohort as a warrior but six years ago was the daughter of a king before he was slain by Saxons and Cara is actually a princess though lives very sparsely like most of Arthur's hard pressed people. Cara saves Bedivere the 'perfect warrior' and War Duke of King Arthur after he takes seriously ill and almost dies of fever. She cares for him and saves him. Despite the scars on the left side of her face which she tries to shield Bedivere tells her she doesn't need to hide from him and a love simmers and builds between them. Cara also befriends the new bride of Arthur, the famous Guinevere, when others shun her and Guinevere respects and likes her fondly. All this leads up to a battle with the Saxons in which Cara is a heroine. Wonderful story and romance.
I found Battle of Mount Badon, Book 6 in Tracy Cooper-Posey Once and Future Hearts series to be a compulsive read. The Arthurian legends have always been a favourite of mine and I love how Tracy takes the reader into the everyday minutiae of the struggles faced by the men, women and children as they fight to save their lands and loved ones against the brutal onslaught of the hated Saxons. In this tale of Cara of Brynaich, second daughter of a British king and a Saxon mother, and Bedivere, son of Duke Corneus, we meet Arthur, Guenevier, Lancelot du Lac, Morgan le Fay and Merlin, however, they are periphery to the story of the challenges faced by the facially scarred Cara and Arthur’s War Lord, Bedivere, both of whom are solitary figures only interested in the best way to fight Saxons. This book is well researched and beautifully told and I love how Tracy adds a new dimension to the Arthurian tale. This whole series is firmly placed in my Favourite Books Library and I will be rereading it a number of times.
I enjoyed this book immensely! This tale of Cara and Bedivere is totally unpredictable. The fast paced action leaves one breathless and the sweet parts makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.
I love the unexpected animal friend woven in and I absolutely adore the magnificent end!! 💝 It had me crying happy tears.😂Thank you for sharing this awesome story, fit to be made into a stunning movie, with us your readers.
I do recommend reading the series in order, to understand better. This series will not disappoint you, especialy not this awesome book!! 💙
It is difficult to find the words that will do justice to this novel. Of course there is romance between two injured warriors. But there is so much more, with King Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Lancelot, Morgan and so many more. All are portrayed so very clearly that they are people you’d wish to know. Except maybe Morgan. Every moment in the story not only brings in the history, it brings in the humanity, and the every day moments of a great army striving for peace. Absolutely brilliant!
This is the 6th book of the Once and Future Hearts Series. Tracy has continued in this book to give us a glimpse of the hardships and tribulations that war brought to the people of the time. She gives a deeper view of those times that other stories only gloss over and brings you into the story in the way only she can .
Battle of Mount Badon is the sixth installment in the Once and Future Hearts series. This is not only the story of Cara and Bedivere, but of Guenivere, Arthur, Lancelot and even Morgan, yet Bedivere may be my favourite one, even strong trees can bend 😋.
What I love most about this series is they still have the ability to amaze me six books into the series! This time Camelot caught me by surprise even though I should've been expecting it 😅😅
It's very interesting how personal relationships are woven and interlaced with the historical events with such skill. What I even like most are the strong female roles who not only support male ones but have strength on their own.
If you like Ancient history and very well written books don't skip the opportunity to enjoy the series!
Tracy Cooper Posey is a totally engaging storyteller who grabs hold of you and delivers you into the story from the first word. I feel like I have actually met the characters and the scenes are set so completely that I feel that I am actually present during the action.
I cannot wait for the next book in this series.
Yet another of Tracy's books I can not wait for, so I can get stuck into history yet again! 🙂
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