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Dark Moon of Avalon cover copy

My editor and I have been going back and forth this week working on the back cover copy for Dark Moon of Avalon. This is such a hard part of the process, I think. How to sum up a whole book in just a paragraph or two? But between my editor, me, my father (thanks, Daddy!), and my husband (thanks, hon!) I think we’ve come up with copy we’re all pretty happy with. So here it is:

She is a healer, a storyteller, a warrior. She has fought to preserve Britain’s throne. Now she faces her greatest challenge in turning bitter enemies into unlikely allies, saving the life of the man she loves . . . and healing her own heart.

Reunited after a hard-fought but tenuous victory, the young former High Queen Isolde and her friend and protector Trystan set out on a dangerous quest. Failure will mean subjugation for Britain under the evil Lord Marche and his brutal Saxon allies as well as certain death for Trystan, whose father, Marche, will stop at nothing to eliminate the threat that his estranged son represents. To save their country, and themselves, Isolde and Trystan must act as diplomats, persuading the rulers of each of the smaller kingdoms, from Ireland to Cornwall, to unite under the good King Madoc and keep Britain from the hands of a despot. On this journey, every step is fraught with treachery. Isolde will need all of her courage, and Trystan’s strength, to win the loyalty of the regional kings and unite them to fight for Britain’s survival.

Yet when Trystan at last reveals his true feelings for Isolde, a new and greater peril arises. The two become lovers. And their passion threatens not only their mission but their lives. In the face of the oncoming battle, Isolde and Trystan must reconcile their highest loyalties with their deepest desires.

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3 Responses to “Dark Moon of Avalon cover copy”

  1. Daphne Says:
    January 21st, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    I like it – and I’m looking forward to reading the book!

  2. jennygirl Says:
    January 24th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I just got of visual of Trystan declaring his feelings…beautiful! Can’t wait to read this one Anna.
    You all did a great job with this cover. Says exactly what it needs to but doesn’t give key things away. Whets the appetite ;)

  3. Marie Burton Says:
    January 24th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Awesome.. I can’t wait to read it!

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"...Anna Elliott has fashioned a worthy addition to the Arthurian and Trystan and Isolde cycles... This Isolde steps out from myth to become a living, breathing woman and one whose journey is heroic." -- Margaret George, author of Helen of Troy

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