The Road to Avalon (Google eBook)

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Chicago Review Press, May 1, 2007 - Fiction - 368 pages
28 Reviews
The pageantry and passionate intrigues of King Arthur's court are expertly re-created in this historical novel--the only Arthurian novel in which all of the central characters are portrayed as intrinsically good people. This realistic retelling of the legend shows Arthur severing the bonds of bastardy, vanquishing the Saxons, and loving one woman. As the daring teenage warrior prepares for the throne, he discovers true love with Morgan of Avalon, the youngest of Merlin's daughters, but fate cruelly thwarts their hopes for a future together. Never before has a telling of the Arthur story made the breathtaking drama of this charismatic king more real or moving.
  

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Review: The Road to Avalon (Dark Ages of Britain #1)

User Review  - Mark Wong - Goodreads

It isn't as good as the great Arthurian romances. As others have noted it seems a trifle rushed in places. I especially felt that the ending was far far too abrupt. Would have liked it a lot more if we had more insight into what was going on in the characters' heads. Read full review

Review: The Road to Avalon (Dark Ages of Britain #1)

User Review  - Hannah - Goodreads

This book sounded promising. Very promising. I had hoped for a good read where the controversial subject of a relationship between Arthur and his half sister Morganna, a passionate sensuous affair ... Read full review

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Joan Wolf is the author of numerous critically acclaimed historical novels, including High Meadow, His Lordship's Desire, The Poisoned Serpent, Royal Bride, Silverbridge, Someday Soon, That Summer, and To the Castle. She lives in Milford, Connecticut. Mary Jo Putney is the author of many books, including Angel Rogue, Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred, The Marriage Spell, and Petals in the Storm. She lives in Baltimore.

Romance writer Mary Jo Putney was born in New York and graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in English literature and Industrial design. She served as the art editor of The New Internationalist magazine in London and worked as a designer in California before settling in Baltimore, Maryland in 1980 to run her own freelance graphic design business Her first novel was a traditional Regency romance, which sold in one week. Signet liked the novel so much that it offered Putney a three-book contract. In 1987 that first novel, The Diabolical Baron, was published. Since then, she has published more than twenty-nine books. Her books have been ranked on the national bestseller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly. Most of her books have been historical romance. She has also begun writing fantasy romance and romantic fantasy. Putney has won the Romance Writers of America RITA Award twice, for Dancing on the Wind and The Rake and the Reformer and has been a RITA finalist nine times. She is on the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll for bestselling authors, and has been awarded two Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards and four Golden Leaf Awards. Her titles include: Dark Mirror, Dark Passage, No Longer a Gentleman, Never Less than a Lady, and Nowhere Near Respectable.

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