Ravens of Avalon (Avalon #6)
Epic in its sweep and peopled by the remarkable women who have always inhabited Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of Avalon expands the legendary saga that has enchanted millions of readers over the years and is sure to please Bradley's loyal readership and anyone who loves wonderfully told stories of history, myth, and fantasy.
Personally I thought the story wasn't focused around Avalon itself as in being in the location upon Tor. This story is more wrapped in Romes Conquest of Britannia and the rebellion by Queen Boudica.
This was my first time to read anything about Queen Boudica and I have to say I loved her as a hero even though her last war ...more
First, this was not written by Marion Zimmer Bradley. It is among the prequels and sequels (of The Mists of Avalon) written mostly by Diana Paxson, some of which were “with” Marion ZB.
I was happy to read it and also happy to finish it. It covers the period of time when Romans conquered and occupied Briton. There are very many b ...more
This book veered a bit off the path from focusing on the story of the Isle of Avalon. It was primarily the story of Boudica and Lhiannon (both very strong women) and their life-long connection. I liked that the relati ...more
Also very moving were the battles on Mona and Boudica's final battle. The sacking of Colonia, Londinium, and Verlamion were wrenching. I could well understand Boudica's ambivalence matched my own. The writing brought everything to life, or ...more
One of the least sensational and most plausiible takes on "The Killer Queen of the Iceni", a woman who came close to defeatong the Roman conquerers of her coutry. Takes the time to explore Boudicca before her marrriage, loss, and rebellion.
The story is based on real life events. I had never studied the Boudica Revolt in Britain against the Romans around 46AD, but I feel a part of me has lived through it now. The story is long and take a bit to get going, but is well flushed with strong charac ...more
Ravens of Avalon tells the story of Boudica. Boudica was actually a real life queen who waged war against the Romans. This fictional telling of her story has her start life as a young royal who is sent to train with the druids a ...more
It's the life of Boudica, the Celtic Queen, from youth through motherhood and on as she transforms into the Red-Warrior Queen of the British tribes.
This is a really fabulous piece of storytelling, weaving legend, magick and history. Ms. Paxson's attention to the det ...more
I am of two minds on this story, and I admit that parts I to ...more
In this story, we learn about Queen Boudica and the conquest of Briton by the Roman legions. Trained by Lhiannon as a druid priestess, Boudica decides to help her clan by marrying a Briton King. At his death, the Romans refuse to a ...more
Seguiamo le vicende di Boudica, una giovane donna che lentamente prende in mano le redini della sua vita, fino a diventare un ...more
Il libro narra due episodi fondamentali della storia britannica antica: la distruzione del luogo sacro ai druidi, sull'isola di Mona a Lys Deru, da parte dei Romani, e la rivolta della regina Boudica, regina degli Iceni che per un'estate riuscì a tenere testa agli invasori Romani.
Il racconto si apre con l'arrivo della giovane Boudica a Lys Deru p ...more
“Ravens of Avalon” is set in Britannia like most of the Avalon series and s ...more
It has been nearly 10 years since I have read The Forest House, and I felt I was missing out terribly in not being able to remember the details. Co ...more
Dealing with the clash between two mighty countries that had yet to become united nations, Ms. Paxson’s tale reaches a true grandeur as she celebrates birth, death, love and warfare all taking place in the harsh terrain that was ancient Brittania. We h ...more
In addition to her multiple novels and collaborations, she has written over ...more