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By Signe Pike

From a land of mountains and mist, traditions and mystical wonders, comes this epic retelling of the Arthurian legend, The Forgotten Kingdom.

Langoureth, a powerful queen of ancient Scotland; her twin brother who will become the Wisdom Keeper Merlin; and her daughter, Angharad, step into a new world after a battle has changed their destinies. Each will face danger, deceits, tests of courage, and love in this intensely absorbing new look at one of the most enduring legends of all time.

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Memory is a danger. It unlocks the door to madness…

The year is AD 573. Languoreth is imprisoned in her own home, awaiting news of a battle. Her husband and first-born son have ridden off to war against her twin brother and the men her son admires most: Uther Pendragon’s “Dragon Warriors.” Her nine-year-old daughter was apprenticed to Lailoken, training to be a Wisdom Keeper. Who has lived and who has died?

As the winds of battle scatter Languoreth’s loved ones to the far corners of Scotland’s dramatically beautiful landscape, they encounter knife-edged danger, unspeakable loss, mystical realms, political subterfuge, and fascinating new cultures. Amidst it all, Languoreth takes her throne as queen, stepping into the test of a climactic battle that will determine the destiny of her family and her kingdom.

Bitter rivalries are ignited, lost loves are found, new loves are born, and old enemies come face-to-face with their reckoning in this intensely absorbing, relentlessly compelling new look at one of the most enduring legends of all time.


A rich, immersive narrative founded on impeccable scholarship.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“In the second book of her epic trilogy of sixth-century Scotland, Pike adeptly powebalances brutal power struggles and Celtic mysticism… readers will relish the escape into Pike’s fully developed milieu while seeing its connections to Arthurian legend grow more prominent as, among other aspects, Lailoken serves as a historical model for Merlin.”

— Booklist

This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

This is the astonishing second installment in Sign Pike Epic Historical Fantasy Trilogy.

Set in sixth-century Scotland.

“I do not know whether I fear him or am calling him as I stand upon the boulder, high above the iron salt waters, looking out over the winter hills.

I stand upon the boulder and wait for Rhydderch and his men
I wait.
I watch.
And I remember.”

The Author Signe Pike’s impressive tale centers around a queen named Languoreth, who is imprisoned in her own home awaiting the news of a battle. Her husband and son have ridden off to war against her twin brother and her forbidden true love Maelgwn. Pike continues to elucidate the feminist struggles of the matriarchal Old Way against encroaching patriarchal Christianity. This is incredible epic historical fiction that I have to say is outstanding. A riveting tale that is all consuming, it never lags and is perfectly placed. Gorgeous atmospheric imagery makes this book and author my all time favorites.

I haven’t been this excited for new book in a long time. I am purchasing a hardback copy when it’s released.

This is a must read, If you are like so many readers who fell in love with Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon series.

In 1985 Summer I went to my weekly library trip, and took home The Mist Of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, at 876 page count, it was the largest book I had read to date. I was 14 years old and that fall I was going into my sophomore year of high school.

Yesterday evening was special delight. Signe Pike was at Buxton Books for her new book, The Forgotten Kingdom! I was able to attend this zoom author event and purchase a signed copy! I love supporting individual indie book stores. This one is in Charleston, Sc. I wated to be present but with all the restrictions with COVID, my trip from Texas to South Carolina was canceled. Hopefully when the third book is published I will have a chance to fly in and meet this amazing author.

Buxton Books843-723-1670
now reading: Eat a Peach by David Chang

Have a wonderful day!


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