The Road to Avalon

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Chicago Review Press, May 1, 2007 - Fiction - 368 pages
45 Reviews
The pageantry and passionate intrigues of King Arthurís court are expertly re-created in this historical novelóthe 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 Merlinís 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  - O'Fallon Public Library - Goodreads

"A frequently overlooked historical fiction series by a wonderful author. One of my favorites!" -Sachem Public Library (Holbrook, New York). Read full review

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Joan Wolf is the author of numerous critically acclaimed historical novels, including High Meadow, His Lordshipís 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.

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