6 September, 2014 by katelaity
I just inked the contract with Tirgearr Publishing for the first of a proposed series of medieval adventure novels based on the Lais of Marie de France. KNIGHT OF THE WHITE HART is a re-imagining of ‘Guigemar’. Naturally I’ve given it a few twists of my own and turned a short story into a whole novel. Here’s the blurb:
Guigemar is a Breton knight who fights alongside King Arthur but has always scorned love. Returning home he goes hunting with a friend but accidentally shoots a white deer. The arrow bounces back to wound him, too. The doe curses him to suffer from the wound until he meets a woman who will love him truly — and suffer for that love like no one ever has. He rides away, driven mad with pain until he stumbles to the shore where a stunning ship sails him away, despite lacking a crew. He tosses and turns in fevered dreams until he awakes to find the most beautiful woman he has ever seen peering in at him.
And there his real troubles begin.
The Middle Ages: when ‘romance’ meant adventure!
Look for the novel in January 2015. Some of you may recall I drafted this during NaNoWriMo last year. I intend to draft the next one in the same way. In the meantime, don’t forget: THE BIG SPIN comes out September 16th! Get ready for more Jazz Age adventures from Constance & Collier.