The legends of King Arthur come to life in the extraordinary stories of the women in his life--including his half-sister Morgaine, a high-priestess of the religion of the Mother Goddess, and his beautiful wife Gwynhefar, torn between her duty and her love for Lancelot. Book available.
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Even readers who don't normally enjoy Arthurian legends will love this version, a retelling from the point of view of the women behind the throne. Morgaine (more commonly known as Morgan Le Fay) and Gwenhwyfar (a Welsh spelling of Guinevere) struggle for power, using Arthur as a way to score points and promote their respective worldviews. The Mists of Avalon's Camelot politics and intrigue take place at a time when Christianity is taking over the island-nation of Britain; Christianity vs. Faery, and God vs. Goddess are dominant themes.
Young and old alike will enjoy this magical Arthurian reinvention by science fiction and fantasy veteran Marion Zimmer Bradley. --Bonnie BoumanFrom the Publisher:
I love this book. Plain and simple: It's the absolute best retelling of the Arthurian legend I've ever read. Over the years, I've given copies to everyone close to me. I haven't reread it in years, but I must still talk about it, because when I was in Ireland and my husband commented to my 8-year-old daughter (who hasn't read it...yet!) that there are no snakes in Ireland, she piped up that the snakes that were supposedly driven out of Ireland by Saint Patrick were actually the Druid priests, whose wrists were encircled with snake tattoos. And that it's just a natural phenomenon that there are no native Irish snakes. And thus begins another generation of Mists of Avalon believers!
--Shelly Shapiro, Executive Editor
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Descrizione libro Del Rey/Ballantine Books. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0345314522. Codice libro della libreria W7-TUI4-M4GB
Descrizione libro Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 1984. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Later Printing. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0345314522
Descrizione libro Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 1984. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0345314522
Descrizione libro Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 1984. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110345314522