This was a really good book that I almost didn't even read because I didn't like the cover. I'm so glad I picked it up and started reading it. It's a really wonderful book that's a sort or re-imagining of the story of King Arthur only it's about Elaine of Ascolat and it's a magical realistic fantasy world! I even ended up loving the cover which in my imagination is a picture of Elaine and her simple beauty. Very good and unusual read!