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The Lost Queen


Zen and now
"…Did you know that King Arthur’s favorite wizard, Merlin – or more accurately, the real man he was based on – had an equally important twin sister? Get hooked on her story in Signe Pike’s The Lost Queen, the first book in what promises to be a thrilling trilogy." 

Redbook  (September 2018)

...[A] rare historical epic that manages to be truly sweeping and yet always intense and person­al—at once a romance, a story of faith, a story of war and a story of family... By the end, you feel happily lost in this mist-shrouded place in history, and you only wish you could stay there longer. Moving, thrilling and ultimately spellbinding, THE LOST QUEEN is perfect for readers of historical fiction like Jean M. Auel’s The Clan of the Cave Bear and Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, and for lovers of fantasy like Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.
— BookPage

"The Lost Queen launches readers into a world they didn't know existed and one, most likely, they didn't know they needed...[A] page-turning story filled with real life love and loss. Pike nails it."

- Charleston City Paper (Fall 2018 Arts Guide, Feature)

An engrossing debut… Pike’s narrative blends court intrigue, romantic interludes, and gritty violence into a literary brew worth savoring to the dramatic finale. The elements of Celtic mysticism will appeal to fantasy fans looking for a Mists of Avalon–type experience, while the setting remains grounded in sixth-century Scotland’s political realities. Enthusiastically recommended for readers of female-centered historical sagas and those enamored of Arthurian tales.
— Booklist

"...a gripping won't regret losing yourself in this fast-moving story."

- Charleston Magazine (August 2018) 

An unusual take on Dark Ages drama which may well command a following.
— Kirkus Reviews