The magical saga of the women behind King Arthur's throne.
“A monumental reimagining of the Arthurian legends . . . reading it is a deeply moving and at times uncanny experience. . . . An impressive achievement.”—The New York Times Book Review
In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, 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. 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 the 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.
Vivid, detailed imagining
I first read this book about 15years ago and it has stuck with me. By far my favorite telling of the story of King Arthur and his Camelot.
I was first introduced to this story through the made for tv movie adaptation. I didn’t realize their was a book until years later. As soon as I found out it had started out as a book I immediately bought it and read it. I absolutely love this book very thought provoking. Although I enjoy the movie as well the two are quite different the movie doesn’t go into nearly as much detail as the book. So when I want to revisit the world of King Author that Marion Zimmer Bradley created but don’t have time to pick up the book I watch the movie. I have read this book 3 or four times over the last 10-12 years.
The Mist Of Avalon
The series is priceless