My Top Five Guinevere Re-Imaginings!

Guinevere by Henry Justice Ford

Number 5: Guinevere Trilogy by Persia Woolley 

~This trilogy of books featured Guinevere in a new light, and is one of the first to show her as a heroine.

Number 4: Camelot Rising Trilogy (the first two books are out so far) by Kiersten White

~In this new YA series Guinevere is really a Faerie changeling (and daughter of Merlin) who takes the real Guinevere’s place after her death.   She married Arthur and works to protect Camelot.

Number 3: Guinevere by Lavinia Collins

~This is a much more adult take on the Guinevere legend.   There is definitely mature content, and well written smut scenes!

Number 2: The Guinevere’s Tale Trilogy by Nicole Evelina

~The trilogy of books by Nicole Evelina are beautifully written with Guinevere as a magic practitioner raised in Avalon with Morgan Le Fay as her rival there.   She becomes queen upon her marriage to Arthur, changing her life forever!   Evelina also wrote a fabulous non-fiction book about Guinevere!

Number 1: Queen of Camelot by Nancy McKenzie

~This novel tells the tale of Guinevere as queen of Camelot from her birth onward.   It is written in the first person as an autobiography by Guinevere herself.   I personally adore getting to read the tale in Guinevere’s words!     This book manages to get into her deep and complex feelings regarding the three men in her life, Arthur, Lancelot, and Mordred!     I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to read a re-imagined Guinevere tale!

Special Mention: Guinevere in Camelot (2011), I focused on book re-imaginings here, so this television re-imagining did not make the cut.   It is a great television series, and I highly recommend it!

Note: In an opposing point I have always loathed the depiction of Guinevere in Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.    While other characters were well represented, Guinevere felt like a two-dimensional and overly judgmental woman.

Note on Image: The image at the top of the post is Guinevere by Henry Justice Ford.   I found the image on