The Mists of Avalon
In Marion Zimmer Bradley's reworking of the powerful Arthurian epic, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot's court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king's rise and schemed for his fall. There is Morgaine, an intense woman gifted with the Sight, who has sworn to keep the old religion alive against the growing tide of Christianity that threatens her way of life - even if it means fighting a deadly battle against her beloved brother. And the devout Gwenhwyfar, married to Arthur out of a sense of duty, determined to bring Britain into the light of her God.
From their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies, we follow these women and the diverse cast of characters that surrounds them as the great Arthurian epic unfolds stunningly before us. As Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur's kingdom, as the Knights of Round Table take on their infamous quest, as Merlin and Viviane wield their magics for the future of Old Britain, the Isle of Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory, until the fissure between old and new worlds - and old and new religions - claims its most famous victim.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing
If you've never before read a modern retelling of a fairy tale or legend, or if you've never really thought about Christianity, paganism, or in fact feminism, then this book might intrigue you. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Great book! The feminine perspective on the King and how betrayal can burn holes in the universe. A nice companion novel is the more male-oriented _The Once and Future King_ by White. Read full review
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