The Road to Avalon

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Chicago Review Press, May 1, 2007 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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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User Review  - perpstu - LibraryThing

This is my favorite version of the King Arthur legend. I have read this book a dozen times and it still makes me happy every time. It explores the relationships between Merlin and Arthur, Arthur and Morgan, and Morgan in her sisters in a fashion that I have yet to find in any other telling. Read full review

Road to Avalon

User Review  - Jen S - Borders

This is the most powerful Arthurian story I have read. It deviates a bit from the "traditional" Arthur tale (think Once and Future King), but the powerful storyline is an awesome draw. This is not ... 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.

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