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Book Club Favorites Pick: The Lost Queen

Signe Pike's thrilling debut fantasy novel is just the beginning of the untold story of a forgotten queen.
Posted on Jun 7, 2019 | 03:40pm
By Heather Rainbow

You are about to begin an extraordinary adventure. A tale of bravery and conflicted love. Languoreth is a forgotten historical queen of sixth-century Scotland whose twin brother 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. Her connection to Maelgwn is forged by enchantment, but she is promised in marriage to the son of a Christian king. Together with her brother—a warrior and druid known to history as Merlin—Languoreth must fight for the preservation of the Old Way and the survival of her kingdom, or risk the loss of them both forever.

The Lost Queen is the spellbinding debut novel and the first in a trilogy of historical fiction by Signe Pike. Intensely absorbing from the first page to the last, The Lost Queen will take you to a faraway world, rescuing a passionate and brave woman from vanishing history to reclaim her place in one of the most enduring legends of all time.

Read and discuss The Lost Queen all month long! Get reading group guide via the official book page and be sure to enter for a chance to win 12 free copies for you and your friends!

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