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The Lost Queen

(2018)
(The first book in the Lost Queen series)
A novel by

 
 
Outlander meets Camelot” (Kirsty Logan, author of The Gracekeepers) in the first book of an exciting historical trilogy that reveals the untold story of Languoreth—a powerful and, until now, tragically forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland—twin sister of the man who inspired the legendary character of Merlin.

Intelligent, passionate, rebellious, and brave, Languoreth is the unforgettable heroine of The LostQueen, a tale of conflicted loves and survival set against the cinematic backdrop of ancient Scotland, a magical land of myths and superstition inspired by the beauty of the natural world. One of the most powerful early medieval queens in British history, Languoreth ruled at a time of enormous disruption and bloodshed, when the burgeoning forces of Christianity threatened to obliterate the ancient pagan beliefs and change her way of life forever.

Together with her twin brother Lailoken, a warrior and druid known to history as Merlin, Languoreth is catapulted into a world of danger and violence. When a war brings the hero Emrys Pendragon, to their door, Languoreth collides with the handsome warrior Maelgwn. Their passionate connection is forged by enchantment, but Languoreth is promised in marriage to Rhydderch, son of the High King who is sympathetic to the followers of Christianity. As Rhydderch's wife, Languoreth must assume her duty to fight for the preservation of the Old Way, her kingdom, and all she holds dear.

“Moving, thrilling, and ultimately spellbinding” (BookPage), The Lost Queen brings this remarkable woman to life—rescuing her from obscurity, and reaffirming her place at the center of the most enduring legends of all time. “Moving, thrilling, and ultimately spellbinding, The Lost Queen is perfect for readers of historical fiction like The Clan of the Cave Bear and Wolf Hall, and for lovers of fantasy like Outlander and The Mists of Avalon” (BookPage).

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Rich in detail and elegantly written, The Lost Queen is a boldly feminine heroic journey to a place and time of unbearable change. Hypnotic and sensual, Pike’s story reawakens us to something long ago lost between landscape and memory, where the Old Way still exists, and the bond between brother and sister cannot be broken. Mystical, beautiful, and destined to become a classic." - Brunonia Barry

"In her extraordinary debut, Signe Pike assuredly transports the reader to an ancient past, bringing it vividly to life through her beautiful writing. Languoreth is a bold and complex heroine readers will be rooting for until the last page. Mystical, epic and captivating, I couldn't put it down, and look forward to the next installment of this intriguing trilogy." - Hazel Gaynor

"The Mists of Avalon for a new generation. Pike vividly recreates both the magic and brutality of early medieval Britain, replete with betrayals and love affairs, battles and escapes, and an unforgettable heroine at the center of it all. A gripping historical novel." - Linnea Hartsuyker

"An extraordinary historical page-turner. Pike brings a creative eye, unique voice and immaculate research to the world of historical fiction - the people and lands of this novel will not leave me. The Lost Queen is more than a book; it is a profound experience. Languoreth has emerged from the mists of Scotland to assume her rightful place on the throne where she belongs." - Patti Callahan Henry

"Outlander meets Camelot – but with the focus firmly on the lives and loves of women. A sweeping, magical tale of a rarely-told part of Scotland's history." - Kirsty Logan


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Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lost Queen: A Novel (1)
Author(s): Signe Pike
ISBN: 1-5011-9141-1 / 978-1-5011-9141-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lost Queen: A Novel (1)
Author(s): Signe Pike
ISBN: 1-5011-9142-X / 978-1-5011-9142-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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September 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The Lost Queen: A Novel (Volume 1)
Author(s): Signe Pike
ISBN: 1-982109-36-X / 978-1-982109-36-3
Publisher: Atria Books
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lost Queen
Author(s): Signe Pike
ISBN: 1-5082-6517-8 / 978-1-5082-6517-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lost Queen
Author(s): Signe Pike
ISBN: 1-5082-6518-6 / 978-1-5082-6518-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
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September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lost Queen: A Novel
Author(s): Signe Pike
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Lost Queen: A Novel
Author(s): Signe Pike
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Lost Queen: A Novel
Author(s): Signe Pike
Publisher: Atria Books
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