"Elizabeth Wein’s storytelling is rich and strange and wonderful."—Robin McKinley After the death of virtually all of her family in the battle of Camlan, Goewin--Princess of Britain, daughter of the High King Artos and his wife Ginevra--makes a desperate journey to African Aksum, to meet with Constantine, the British ambassador and her husband to be. But Aksum has its own political turmoil, and Goewin’s relationship with Priamos, Aksum’s ambassador to Britain, makes her position more than precarious. Caught between two countries, with the power to transform or end lives, Goewin fights to find and claim her place in a world that has suddenly, irrevocably changed. With taut, evocative writing, Elizabeth Wein transports the reader to sixth century Africa, vividly capturing its sights, sounds, and smells, and with them the lives of the Aksumite and British people. A Coalition of Lions follows Wein’s acclaimed The Winter Prince in an ongoing Arthurian cycle--and is firmly in the tradition of Rosemary Sutcliff and Robin McKinley in its excitement, attention to detail, and a heroine to remember.