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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A mythical, magical, but ultimately human story
I am, perhaps, somewhat biased about this book. I've read it, probably, at least a dozen times: let's put it this way, my hardcover copy is falling apart. Clearly I'm a fan, not just of Arthurian fiction but of Marion Zimmer Bradley as well.
A life-long enjoyment of Arthuriana will teach you one very clear thing: there is no definitive story or Arthur, and therefore...
Published on July 6 2004 by Toni Kamsler

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3.0 out of 5 stars Have the Knights of Camelot Ever Seemed So Wretched?
While this is certainly a well-written book, and an epic tale, I was glad to be done with it. This is the first book I read about the legend of Arthur and Camelot, and the overwhelming feeling I got from it was wretchedness. I had brought to the table images of gallant and glorious knights and adventure, expecting tales of bravery, brotherhood, and battle. But instead...
Published on Jan. 6 2004 by Shambalagala


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5.0 out of 5 stars The Mists of Avalon, June 20 2001
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Rates as one of my top five books -- this is one of the few that I will ever re-read.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Yuck, April 27 1999
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As a teenager, I loved this book. Now I am 30, and have this to say:
- much too long - bad ending - demonizing one's opponents: the hallmark of the bad writer
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Book Ever!!!!!!!!, Aug. 12 1999
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This book was so great, i couldn't put it down. I reread the book 3 times
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5.0 out of 5 stars it's just a two line thingy, May 3 1999
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this was the best book i have ever read. it is a wonderful story
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, May 10 1998
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Simply the best retelling of King Arthur's tale I have ever read.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DISAPPOINTMENT FROM A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BOOK, Dec 20 2003
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I read this book a number of years ago based on rave reviews by a number of my friends. I was unable to finish it. I slogged
through 3/4ths of it before giving up. It was quite awhile ago so I can't go into too many specifics but i do remember flat,
unsympathetic, un-likable characters. The women all seemed to view themselves as victims. Strong women, even if victimized
usually don't have the time to wallow in self pity as these characters seemed to. It all became too irritating & honestly too boring
for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What if......., Oct. 4 2014
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Simply the best story ever written. THE BEST!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Overrated tripe, Jan. 3 2000
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The popularity of this book continues to amaze me. Like many books written to make a particular point, the author overreaches and undermines her purpose by using a heavy hand. If you want a more balanced Arthur, try Parke Godwin's Firelord.
The reaction of the author's fans to the title of this review should clarify the problem with the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, April 24 2001
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This is a modern day classic. Don't miss it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Mostly mean-spirited, dour read, Feb. 8 1999
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If you like fiction laced with a vague, free-floating dislike or hatred of men (or "males"), and the portrayal of Christianity as an evil force that sapped all of the joy and magic out of the world and enslaved women forever, this is the book for you. It's even got incest as a major theme, to boot!
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