Throughout The Queen of Air and Darkness, Arthur struggles to reform and "civilize" the bloody nation torn by racial strife left to him by his father, Uther Pendragon. The focus of the novel is war, but the war fought here is one that has origins in the distant past.
Throughout his early years, Wart is turned into many different animals by Merlyn, such as an ant, a fish, a badger, and a goose, and each adventure serves as a lesson about violence and authority that will inform his later years as King of England. After Kay is knighted and Wart becomes his squire, they all travel to London for a tournament.
The old King Uther Pendragon has recently died leaving no heir and it is proclaimed that whoever can pull a mysterious sword from the stone will be the new King of England. Arthur is beginning to plan how to rule when the battle is over. He comes up with the idea of the Round Table: He will band together knights who only use their power and violence for justice and the table will be round so that all knights are equal.
She ends up seducing him and gives birth to his son—Mordred. To escape his feelings for Guenever, Lancelot sets off on a series of quests that end in him being seduced by a young girl named Elaine.
Eventually, years later, Elaine recognizes Lancelot in a mad man upon the streets. The knights, because they have solved most of the injustice with their violence, have begun to turn on each other.
Arthur resolves to send his knights off on a Quest for the Holy Grail to make them moral men. Lancelot returns, a holy and converted man and refuses to begin his relationship with Guenever again. However, after she is kidnapped and Lancelot rescues her, defending her honor, they quickly begin their relationship once more.
This they do and Guenever is almost executed, but rescued by Lancelot at the last moment. However, in rescuing Guenever, Lancelot kills two of the Orkney brothers Gareth and Gaheris who were unarmed.
The lovers ask the Pope for pardon and are granted it—however, Lancelot is banished to France. Arthur and Gawaine follow Lancelot to France where they lay siege to him once more because Gawaine must avenge the deaths of his brothers.
While they are away in France, Mordred falsely announces that the King is dead and announces himself as King. He also tries to force Guenever to marry him, but she barricades herself in the Tower of London. Arthur returns to England and Gawaine forgives Lancelot so that he can aid Arthur.
The novel closes on the eve of the final battle against Mordred. Arthur knows that he will die in battle, but that Mordred will be defeated and his legacy of justice over violence will live on. Cite This Page Choose citation style: Retrieved September 20, All first editions will include exclusive reverse-printed jacket art, ten black and white interior illustrations, and a new short story!
Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1.
Things that need to happen in Queen of air and darkness: Zara and the Cohort dying. - Julian finally taking a nap. - "Hot faerie threesome".
Emma ships the trio and so do I ohmygod. - Zara and the Cohort dying. - Kieran findind some happiness (hopefully thanks to the aforementioned hot faerie threesome) - Helen returning to the Los Angeles /5.
A summary of Book II: “The Queen of Air and Darkness,” Chapters 1–5 in T. H. White's The Once and Future King. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Once and Future King and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.
The Queen of Air and Darkness is a fantasy novel by English writer T.
H. White. It is the second book in his series The Once and Future King. Mar 21, · Audiobook of chapter 1 from Queen of Air and Darkness, the second book from The Once and Future King by T.H. White. The Once and Future King is a series written by T.H.
White that explores the rise and fall of King Arthur. The first novel was published in the late s, and the first four novels in the series.