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Even readers who don't normally enjoy Arthurian legends will love this version, a retelling from the point of view of the women behind the throne. Morgaine (more commonly known as Morgan Le Fay) and Gwenhwyfar (a Welsh spelling of Guinevere) struggle for power, using Arthur as a way to score points and promote their respective worldviews. The Mists of Avalon's Camelot politics and intrigue take place at a time when Christianity is taking over the island-nation of Britain; Christianity vs. Faery, and God vs. Goddess are dominant themes.
Young and old alike will enjoy this magical Arthurian reinvention by science fiction and fantasy veteran Marion Zimmer Bradley. --Bonnie Bouman --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
"[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
"Marion Zimmer Bradley has brilliantly and innovatively turned the myth inside out. . . . add[ing] a whole new dimension to our mythic history."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"Gripping . . . Superbly realized . . . A worthy addition to almost a thousand years of Arthurian tradition."
--The Cleveland Plain Dealer
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley is a wonderfully enchanting tale of the Arthurian legends. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Haidji
This story was written from a woman's perspective in the times of King Arthur. Its a Mystical and Magical story to read with a interesting twist from all the other versions of King... Read morePublished on March 24 2013 by MsDebz001
This is a most wonderous book, a page-turner that will keep you up until the wee hours of the morning. Read morePublished on Nov. 1 2009 by S. Chris Mikalson
I don't read two many books more then once, but I could read this one
over and over again. Great to see a story from the female perspective,
I loved the book, actually the whole serie. It is completely magickal. It makes you dream, it brings you out of the reality...Published on Oct. 24 2007 by M. St-jean