Reader Review: It is difficult to find such a well written novel that covers such a potent, well-known subject as King Arthur.. Told from the point of view of Arthur sister Morgaine, we are told the "other side" of the story. If to are interested in the myths,oor just a really good read, this is the book for you!
In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot's court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king's rise and schemed for his fall. From their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies, we follow these women and the diverse cast of characters that surrounds them as the great Arthurian epic unfolds stunningly before us. As Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur's kingdom, as the Knights of the Round Table take on their infamous quest, as Merlin and Viviane wield their magics for the future of Old Britain, the Isle of Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory, until the fissure between old and new worlds' and old and new religions' claims its most famous victim.
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|Title of eBook: The Mists of Avalon||Series: Avalon, , #1|
|Release Date: 07-15-2001|
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|Publisher: Random House Publishing Group|
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The Mists of Avalon
Chapter OneEven in high summer, Tintagel was a haunted place; Igraine, Lady of Duke Gorlois, looked out over the sea from the headland. As she stared into the fogs and mists, she wondered how she would ever know when the night and day were of equal length, so that she could keep the Feast of the New Year. This year the spring storms had been unusually violent; night and day the crash of the sea had resounded over the castle until no man or woman within could sleep, and even the hounds whimpered mournfully.
Tintagel ... there were still those who believed the castle had been raised, on the crags at the far end of the long causeway into the sea, by the magic of the ancient folk of Ys. Duke Gorlois laughed at this and said that if he had any of their magic, he would have used it to keep the sea from encroaching, year by year, upon the shoreline. In the four years since she had come here as Gorlois's bride, Igraine had seen land, good land, crumble into the Cornish sea. Long arms of black rock, sharp and craggy, extended into the ocean from the coast. When the sun shone, it could be fair and brilliant, the sky and water as brilliant as the jewels Gorlois had heaped on her on the day when she told him she bore his first child. But Igraine had never liked wearing them. The jewel which hung now at her throat had been given her in Avalon: a moonstone which sometimes reflected the blue brilliance of sky and sea; but in the fog, today, even the jewel looked shadowed.
In the fog, sounds carried a long way. It seemed to Igraine, as she stood looking from the causeway back toward the mainland, that she could hear footfalls of horses and mules, and the...
Title: The Mists of Avalon
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This novel expresses the tumult, adventure, and tr
March 30, 2008
Reviewer: A reader from Troy, NY US
This novel expresses the tumult, adventure, and tragedy of the downfall of an entire sacred society, Avalon, in the face of a patriarchal world, including Christianity. Bradley treats the subject with incredible sensitivity to the characters, pulling you into the story right from the start, allowing us to sympathize with the likes of Morgaine (Morgan Le Fay), Gwenwyfar (Lady Guinevere), Lancelot (Lancelet), Arthur, and many other key individuals. At times it made me fearful, moved, annoyed, and critical of characters views and positions, on religion and the place it holds in everyone's lives. I have read this before, and it gets better every time!
September 29, 2012
Reviewer: A reader from Brandon MB Canada
It is difficult to find such a well written novel that covers such a potent, well-known subject as King Arthur.. Told from the point of view of Arthur sister Morgaine, we are told the "other side" of the story. If to are interested in the myths,oor just a really good read, this is the book for you!
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