TITLE – The Challenge Graphic Novel Episode 1: Dilemmas & Deliberation SERIES (& Book #) – A Dragon’s Dove Chronicles Novella AUTHOR – Kim Iverson Headlee ART & STORYBOARD – Wendy Carey GENRE – Fantasy PUBLICATION DATE – May 2016 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 29 pages PUBLISHER – Pendragon Cove Press COVER ARTIST – Natasha Brown
BOOK SYNOPSISThe gauntlet is thrown. One must die. Refusal is not an option.
Arthur the High King is captive of Gyan's longtime enemy, the Saxon warrior-princess Camilla, who through the black arts may have enlisted a demon to aid in attaining her revenge. Though the passion that had colored the early years of Gyan's marriage to Arthur was still celebrated in song across the land, myriad problems had driven a wedge between them. These days, Gyan wasn't singing.
When Camilla issues her challenge for a to-the-death fight for crown and king, Gyan's duty, loyalty, and honor are put to the test.
She can forfeit the duel, her crown... and the joyless life that crown has come to represent. Or she can risk her life and perhaps her very soul for the sake of a man who may no longer love her.
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Kim Headlee lives on a farm in the mountains of southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, fish, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet. She has been an award-winning published novelist since 1999 (Dawnflight, first edition, Simon & Schuster) and has been studying the Arthurian legends for nigh on half a century.
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