Priestess of Avalon
When a British Princess falls in love with a Roman officer destined for imperial greatness, their forbidden desire exacts an unexpected price - banishment from Avalon. Journeying outside the enchanted isle, Helena grows from maiden to mother to wisewoman, experiencing both joy - with the birth of her child - and loss - when politics forces her lover to choose between the Empire and her.
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Though destined to achieve distinction as the pious mother of Constantine, the young woman once called Eilen or Helena first served as a priestess of the old deities on her native island of Briton ... Read full review
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