This reading group guide for Dark Moon of Avalon includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Anna Elliott. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.
At the outset of Dark Moon of Avalon,
Britain faces a serious threat from Lord Marche, who seeks alliances with the Saxon kings in order to assume power. Both targets of Marche’s wrath in his quest to rule, childhood companions Isolde and Trystan once again set out on a risky journey, this time acting as diplomats, persuading the rulers of each of the smaller kingdoms that their help is needed to keep Britain from the hands of a tyrant.
Trystan and Isolde find unlikely allies along the road—a group of ragtag mercenaries from all over the globe, including a pair of African brothers; a stern but generous abbess; a motherly figure from Isolde’s childhood; and the fiercely loyal dog, Cabal.
In the course of their travels through dangerous countryside, Isolde and Trystan find their relationship fraught with new tensions. Each privately feels that their presence puts the other at greater risk. Just when their situation is at its most desperate, their romance finally comes to fruition. A