The Mists of AvalonBook - 2000
"A monumental reimagining of the Arthurian legends . . . reading it is a deeply moving and at times uncanny experience. . . . An impressive achievement."-- The New York Times Book Review
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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This is one of my very favorite books and is known as the modern classic of Arthurian literature. Rather than following Arthur and the brave knights of his Round Table, this book is told from multiple female perspectives, including Morgaine, a priestess of Avalon and half sister to Arthur, and th... Read More »
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Morgan le Fay turns against her younger brother Arthur when she thinks he has betrayed the old religion of Avalon.
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