In huge, enthralling novel, the legend of King Arthur is for the first time told through the lives, the visions, and the perceptions of the women central to it. There is Morgaine, sworn to keep the old goddess religion alive, even if it means fighting a deadly battle against her beloved brother Arthur. And the devout Gwynhefar, pledged to Arthur ...
In huge, enthralling novel, the legend of King Arthur is for the first time told through the lives, the visions, and the perceptions of the women central to it. There is Morgaine, sworn to keep the old goddess religion alive, even if it means fighting a deadly battle against her beloved brother Arthur. And the devout Gwynhefar, pledged to Arthur and God but inextricably drawn to the knight who will bring her only unfulfilled dreams. As Morgaine and Gwynhefar struggle for control over Arthur and the fate of his kingdom, the Isle of Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory, until the conflict between old and new claims its most famous victim.
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Good in Good jacket. Ex Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Jacket is in brodart, light wear. Boards have light wear. Usual library/discard markings. Pages are clean, text has no markings, binding is sound.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Trade Edition Hardcover, 7th printing. Very Good In Very Good+ DJ; light shelfwear to lower boards and very light wear to DJ extremities. "In this huge, enthralling novel, the legend of King Arthur is for the first time told through the lives, the visions, the perceptions of the women central to it."
I absolutely love this book. If you are a fan of the Arthurian Legends, Magic & The Goddess then this book is for you. This book told by the women gives the legends a different perspective and incite to the trials and tribulations these characters had to go through. Skip the move and go straight for the book, the movie was nothing and a crappy change to the book.
Aug 1, 2013
The women of Avalon is a mythical story that will intrigue you and keep you want more...
Jun 7, 2012
My daughter and I have read this book so much I had to get a second copy. Something different every time.
May 24, 2012
It is a book I have yet to read, as I'm currently ploughing through another book, but this I'm looking forward to reading, when I get the chance.
Nov 26, 2010
about the best telling of a classic tale
For me, this is the best telling of the classic tale that I have encountered, and I have been reading versions for more than 40 years.
A masterpiece, indeed, with its only flaw being the occasionally noticable use of Americanised English.
Sadly I have little positive to say about the authors other books, including those that loosely make up a "series" with this one. But with this to her credit, she need not be concerned by what may appear to be a negative statement, for the Mists of Avalon is inspired, and an inspiration to those with any interest in European pagan ideas.
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