A full length novel of the Arthurian Legend:
A fierce battle of both sword and heart: Heir To Avalon.
The first relationship to go awry is the relationship between Merlaina, Arthur, and destiny. Arthur, destined to rule Britain, sets out to fulfill his role on the battlefield at St. Albans. Merlaina, whose destiny is to rule the mystic Isle of Avalon, rejects destiny's call, determined to remain at Arthur's side. Consequently, after a heated confrontation with the Lady of the Lake, Merlaina dons a disguise and enters the heartless world of ruthless men and savage war as Lancelot du Lac.
The relationship between Merlaina, Guinevere, and Arthur is the crux of the story, and it is within this relationship we see the greatest sorrows evolve and the greatest damage inflicted by deceit and innuendo.
Outside of Merlin and Argante, Guinevere is the only other person who is aware of Lancelot's true identity. The two women become remarkably close friends. Along with Merlaina's burdensome secret, they share a profound love for Arthur.
Merlin cautions Merlaina and Guinevere as to how their relationship might be misconstrued by those on the 'outside', but their desperate loneliness only brings the two women closer together, and in the end, Merlaina destroys the very thing she loves most; the man she only wanted to be near, the man she has loved and grown up with.