Sunrise of Avalon (Twilight of Avalon, #3)
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Sunrise of Avalon (Twilight of Avalon #3)

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She is a healer, a storyteller, and a warrior. When Britain is faced with threats both old and new, the strength of her love may be the kingdom’s downfall . . . or salvation.

Their love has overcome endless obstacles. Never ones to shy away from danger, former High Queen Isolde and Trystan, a mercenary with a lonely and troubled past, have already endured a perilous journ...more
Kindle Edition, 450 pages
Published (first published September 13th 2011)
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"Whether she was here because she’d known, somehow, that he would be coming, or whether this was some mission of the king’s council. It didn’t matter. She’d have walked straight into any den of wolves, without flinching, without hesitation, if that was what had to be done." - Sunrise of Avalon

Sunrise of Avalon is the third novel in Anna Elliott's Trystan and Isolde trilogy.

The novel begins where Dark Moon of Avalon left us: Britain is still in need of powerful allies to fight back against the th...more
Her raven locks caught on the wind.
She calls the magic from her heart
It runs through her fingers,
Like sand, like time.

- Sunrise of Avalon

Sunrise of Avalon picks straight back up from where Dark Moon of Avalon ended; Briton on the verge of an inevitable war with the Saxons and Isolde pregnant with Trystan’s child. Isolde spends her days tending to the sick & wounded, glimpsing what may or will be in the waters through use of The Sight, leaving herself in a state of constant anxiety fearing fo...more
Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms)
Apr 26, 2012 Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms) rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers of the first 3, fans of the legend and Arthurian times
This beautiful five star read is the final chapter of a trilogy starting with Twilight of Avalon, Dark Moon of Avalon, and ending with Sunrise of Avalon. To say the author saved the best for last is an understatement. I love the era of Arthur (this takes place after Arthur's death) and love this bittersweet tragic love story/legend. In these books the author has added many twists that differ from others, but knowing it is all legend and no one knows what or if it happened, it worked for me. She...more
Amy Lignor
When an author saves the best for last, her fans are not only exceedingly happy, but they also experience some deep-seeded disappointment that this is the very last book about what has become their favorite story. This is what Anna Elliott has accomplished. Being the final book of the Twilight of Avalon trilogy, Sunrise offers a wealth of adventure, action, deception, and one of the most beautiful romances in history - the love of Trystan and Isolde.

Isolde is the daughter of Morgan (King Arthur’...more
FINALLY it's over! No more of this crappy series!

This final book made me want to tear my hair out several times. If the previous books had too many boring and unnecessary scenes, then this one had way too much MELODRAMA.

I wanted to slap the main couple... repeatedly. Trystan was dead set on being a "Noble Idiot" and Isolde let him brood and mope all he wanted. Then we had a hundred scenes of "push and pull" between these two almost on the level of a Twilight book.

In short:

Trystan - "I can't be w...more
Impossible love. Fighting and fantasy. A well-known time period but a story that most of us don't know.

The Twilight of Avalon Trilogy is made up of three books - Twilight of Avalon, Dark Moon of Avalon, and Sunrise of Avalon - and is about a story of impossible love between Trystan and Isolde in the time following King Arthur's death. Their story begins when the two of them are childhood best friends and ends, well I won't tell you how their story ends.

Set in a medieval time of turmoil after t...more
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Sep 08, 2013 K rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of arthurian legends and/or tristan and isolde legends
Recommended to K by: found on library's website
The final book in Elliot's Twilight of Avalon series finishes the story of Tristan and Isolde. Set in 6th century Britain, and intertwining the Arthurian legends w/ the Tristan and Isolde legends, Elliot creates a interesting story w/ her own take on these two well known legends. Overall, I enjoyed this book, and seeing how things would end. I really liked the author's twist on the ending, and her take on the legends. I love the strength of Isolde's character, although found Tristan's character...more
I liked the first 2 books of this series, not a lot, but enough to want to keep going. But this last book l totally loved. lt wasn't perfect; there were way too many "l love you but how can be we together?!" scenes and it became almost impossible to keep track of who had and who had not double crossed someone. But, in the end, the fast pace, the enduring love story, and the fantastic final battle scene made this something great. And to those who complain about how its "too melodramatic" and "Try...more
Although this was a satisfying and happy ending to a trilogy that I have enjoyed so much, I didn't quite like this book as much as the first two. The first half especially dragged for me and there were several times I was ready to call it quits if I hadn't had a great curiousity to see how everything ended. The second half was much better as the excitement finally began to get rolling. The characters were wonderful and memorable - for good or bad - and I really liked the historical aspects inter...more
Not the ending that I was expecting - that is for sure. I loved this series. It was a brilliant mix of two legends and it was a refreshing escape. I'm sad to end this series - because I want to know - but that's how it always is when ending a series.
All the characters were well written and believable. And of course - the love story in it is one that will never be forgotten. Beautifully written and I would recommend this book to anyone who actually has a love for anything to do with King Arthur,...more
As with the first two and a half installments, this was a wonderful telling of a tragic love story. Beautifully written, this book kept me reading non stop until the end. I was so caught up in the story I could not put it down. A very different and surprising retelling of the Trystan/Isolde story, very romantic and heart wrenching. These are the kind of books that leave you thinking about them way after they are finished (those are my favorite kind!). This series has been a great journey! I can...more
This is a great conclusion to Anna Elliott's Trystan and Isolde trilogy. The balance between the excitement and the love story is perfect, and the actual writing maintains the quality of the first two books. I wish there was more to the story simply because I enjoyed reading it so much, though this ending is not one of those that makes the reader feel short-changed. I look forward to more from Anna Elliott in the future. THE TWILIGHT OF AVALON is certainly an awesome beginning!
The final book in Elliott’s Trystan and Isolde trilogy. Beautifully written and often haunting and sad as the pair try to save Britain from her enemies and find a way to be together despite the many obstacles in their way. The pair’s continued romantic tension and failure to communicate effectively gets a little tiring and the plot again drags a bit in the middle, but there is a nice twist to the well know tale.
I didn't think this book was quite as good as the first two. It took awhile before I really got into the story but the toward the second half things started to pick up and the relationship between Tristan and Isolde became a lot stronger. The end left me teary.
As much as I like original tellings of old tales, I couldn't help but love the creative twists in this one, and the ending I have hoped for when reading other versions of the story.
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A longtime devotee of historical fiction and Arthurian legend, Anna Elliott was expecting her first child when she woke up from a very vivid dream of telling her mother that she was going to write a book about Modred's daughter, Isolde. She was very grateful to her daughter for being an excellent sleeper even as a newborn and allowing her the time to turn her dream into a finished book! She now li...more
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