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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.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
May 12
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

epoh ,

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.

Mangewolf ,

Wonderfully Written

I step back in time, and into the heads and hearts of characters written in just so a way that no other author has made me feel before.

BusyBusiness ,

Great story, well-written, but very long.

This book is very thought-provoking and it is a good story. The characters are interesting and the plot becomes ever-more intriguing.
Some cons: the book is incredibly long and it becomes kind of confusing and mystical toward the ends.

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