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The King Stag (Avalon: Chronological Order #7 part 3/4)

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8 unabridged cassettes, narrated by Davina Porter.

Book Three of the Mists of Avalon series inolves the imaginative retelling of the Arthurian legend, centering around the pagan priestesses of Avalon, who compete for the soul of Great Britain against the rising tide of Christianity.
"The King Stag" takes the listener deeper into the political/religious rivalry in the years f
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Audio CD, Unabridged - Library Ed, 12 pages
Published August 1st 1993 by Recorded Books Inc (first published January 1st 1982)
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Arya
Sometimes I don't really know how I should feel about a book. This is always the case when I read any book from the Mists of Avalon series and it wasn't any different with this one. This book is not exactly boring. I just got to a point in the story where I just can't stand any of the characters. Not even Morgana. In fact, I spent more time trying not to just burn this book rather than enjoying it properly. Gwenhwyfar is possibly the most annoying, stupid, acidic, venomous, rancid, bitter, incon ...more
Maggie Maxfield
Again. Potentialy epic. Dismally soap-operatic. But this leads me to my dilemma. Is there ever an epic novel that doesn't have some kind of soap-operatic qualities (SOQ)? And by SOQ, I mean the creation of a world where lives build upon eachother in such a way that the mention of one name, common to the outsider, brings with it a slew of twisted plot turns and possibly forboding. Does Lord of the Rings have the same qualities, but hidden by a shroud of classicism*? Now I need to read other epic ...more
Mariana
I liked this one but not as much as I did the previous book. I will blame Gwen because she steps on my nerve and I can't really stand her. Not sure if I like hating her or what because there are people that likes disliking someone. But I'm not sure.
Mariana
Still a great book series
Nádia Batista
O terceiro volume de As Brumas de Avalon só ficou um dia na estante, em descanso. Não consegui resistir a pegar-lhe por mais do que isso, tamanha a ânsia que tinha em continuar a explorar este universo brilhantemente criado por Marion Zimmer Bradley.

Com vem a ser habitual, O Rei Veado veio de encontro às minhas expectativas e é já com uma certa tristeza que escrevo este comentário, por saber que é o começo do fim, que o próximo volume encerra esta saga (sim, eu sei que há mais, mas penso que voc
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Orenda
Loved it. One of my favorite books, and I consider myself to be a pretty big Arthurian legend nerd. I've read this AND listened to it on audio (with Davina Porter - if you are going to get it as an audio book, I recommend her highly).
Suellen
Truth said, I've read the four books one after another, nonstopping to swallow. I have no opinion of each in particular.
Diana Marques
In this volume I missed some of the magic that was present in the previous volumes. Morgaine has abandoned Avalon and renounced the Goddess and the life as a priestess. Therefore, there are few references to the Celtic culture, the Goddess and the mystique and power of Avalon. In this book it is more evident the presence of the Christian religion, which is gaining ground among the populations and their rulers, who adopt these beliefs and reject the pagan beliefs and rituals. Although it is inter ...more
Elphaba J
Ler As Brumas de Avalon tem sido para mim um prazer imenso que se renova de volume para volume e que me deixa, indiscutivelmente, marcada por uma satisfação plena. Exceptuando o primeiro título, A Senhora da Magia, em que senti um pouco de dificuldade em adaptar-me à escrita clássica de Marion Zimmer Bradley, esta história tem realmente conseguido cativar-me e, agora que se aproxima o seu final, posso afirmar que estou completamente rendida a esta lenda arturiana fantástica em que as mulheres sã ...more
Cynfully Sweet
I feel like this book gets some momentum and it's nice to see things working out much better for Morgaine. I don't wanna blow anything so star breakdown it is...

Morgaine gets 2 stars- for coming into her own, getting back on track

1 star because Acholon is hot and doesn't whine at all lol

-1 star because Gwen, Lance, and Art are still weak, whiny, sniffling children. I can't stand Gwen's character at all- I'm waiting for Art to finally quote her the verse that women should be silent and obedient a
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Michael Thomaz
Conhecendo melhor o Gwydion deixei de ter raiva dele! Morgana como sempre magnifica. (: O sentimento que tive com esse volume foi de que não importa por qual caminho andamos... o destino sempre prevalecerá! Indo para o ultimo volume.
Saphira
Há muito que este livro estava esquecido numa das prateleiras da minha mãe, tinha eu ainda 12 anos."Tem muitas personagens!" Queixava-se ela. Felizmente para o "O rei veado", muitas personagens e histórias complexas eram já nessa altura duas das minhas coisas favoritas num livro. Devorei-o mais do que o li, e procurei depois os restantes volumes para saciar a minha curiosidade crescente de um mundo tão maravilhoso como aquele que me foi descrito pela primeira leitura. Agora, muitos anos mais tar ...more
Bert Janssens
The plot thickens.
I think it's very strange that this is considered a feminist Arthurian legend by some: all women are depicted as "harlots".
Juliana
If you enjoy the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, you will certainly enjoy this series. It is in my opinion, the best on the King Arthur's story and it leads the reader to believe the whole story is indeed real.

This one is a little more boring than the first and second books of the series but it's just as good.
Rasheil Stanger
Okay here's the deal...as far a Author legends go this one is pretty good, its deep and involved and touches on the subject of religion and empires and what people will fight for...which is pertinent for any gneneration. Well written, try to read the first two books first, but i didn't and i was fine. I really liked it.
Maria
Mais um livro desta saga fantástica. Adoro a personagem Morgana, perfeitamente fascinante. Irrita-me o Rei Artur, sempre a ser subjugado pela mulherzinha Gwenhwyfar que é muito religiosa e completamente contra outro tipo de cultos. Com vontade de ler rapidamente o próximo :)
Pedro
Apr 10, 2009 Pedro marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
É o livro que há mais tempo tenho por ler... Há já poucos anos... Mas simplesmente nunca delirei por pegar nele, gostava de o ler e acredito que vá gostar bastante, simplesmente não exerce uma atracção suficiente quando equiparado a outros livros em espera...
Natalia
Livro maravilhosoooooooooooo!
A única coisa chata é o catolicismo alienado presente em vários momentos :(( jesus não gosta disso
Célia
Para ser sincera, não me lembro de praticamente nada do que se passa neste livro. Mas lembro-me que gostei bastante!
Janet
I'm pretty much lovin' this whole book on audio (broken down into 4 audiobooks).
T. Jackson
One of my all time favorites. Read it about a dozen or more times.
Shamsh
Marion involves us in a world of mist, magic and dream.
Donna Antaramian
I will review the entire 4 books pnce I finish book 4
Nieves Batista
Éste me ha parecido más culebrón que los otros.
Talitha Austin
The best book from the series so far
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Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, often with a feminist outlook.

Bradley's first published novel-length work was Falcons of Narabedla, first published in the May 1957 issue of Other Worlds. When she was a child, Bradley stated that she enjoyed reading adventure fantasy authors such as Henry Kuttner, Edmond Ham
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