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A Grande Rainha (Avalon: Chronological Order #7 part 2/4)

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This imaginative return to the Arthurian legend as told from its pagan priestesses continues with Book Two: The High Queen. Morgaine, finally reconciled to the birth of her son, must relinquish him to her aunt Morgause in exchange for the kept secret regarding his parentage. Arthur marries the timid but dutiful Gwenhwyfar, while ongoing wars with the Saxon invaders continu ...more
Paperback, 2, 232 pages
Published 2008 by Imago (first published 1982)
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La StreGa
Dear Mrs Zimmer Bradley,

Could you please kill Gwen in the next book?

My best regards,
Matina

P.S. Don't forget to make her suffer, thank you.
Francisca Viegas
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Mariana
4,5
Gostei mesmo muito deste volume. Vários sentimentos surgiram como irritação, ódio, alegria, entre outros. Não tenho muito a dizer a não ser: Gwen é bastante irritante neste volume e só dá vontade de a empurrar dum penhasco bem rochoso. Espero que ela não seja tão irritante no próximo livro, mas vejamos com o quê que a Marion Zimmer Bradley nos presenteia. Para além disto estou também a gostar bastante de ler Cristianismo versus Paganismo; está interessante, na minha opinião. Sem dúvidas que e
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Sofia Teixeira
A Rainha Suprema é o segundo volume da estrondosa obra 'As Brumas de Avalon'. Após a coroação de Artur, este não tem um momento de descanso. É preciso planear, proteger, treinar e fazer de tudo o que esteja ao seu alcance para que o seu povo possa viver em paz. Enquanto isso, o mundo vai sofrendo uma transformação. Começa de forma subtil com a chegada da nova religião, mas rapidamente costumes começam a ser mudados, crenças começam a ser reprimidas e há muito pouco que alguém possa fazer para mu ...more
Diana Marques
I swear: If it wasn't for Gwenhwyfar, I would have loved this book. We follow the story of Morgaine, Arthur, Gwenhwyfar and Lancelet, the tensions between the ancient religion connected to the powers of the Goddess of the Land, and Christianity, the building up of the kingdom of Camelot and the struggles against the saxons.
Once more what appealed to me in this book was the whole paganism versus Catholicism thing. Through the discussions that the characters have concerning this theme, we get a gl
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Susie
Oh Gwenhwyfar, I am so tired of your complaining that you haven't slept with Lancelet, you have to be married to Arthur and he isn't a Christian, that he believes in keeping his word as he promised the Lady of Avalon and fly the banner of the dragon. The most positive thing I can say about this book on CD is that the reader, Davina Porter, is most excellent. Otherwise, I'm not sure I want to continue.
Estevam
Gwenhyfar tem um poder oculto: a de irritar por sua infantilidade e falta de atitude!
Depois de sumida por anos, Morgana volta à corte de Artur "como um gato lambendo o leite dos bigodes".
Apesar de Gwen irritar com seu jeito tolo, o final é EXCELENTE!
Nádia Batista
Finalmente... Finalmente! Pus as minhas mãozinhas neste segundo volume de As Brumas de Avalon. Estava mais do que ansiosa para mergulhar neste A Rainha Suprema, depois de ter lido o primeiro livro da saga. O livro conquista logo pelo lado estético, mas isso é algo a que a editora já nos habituou (no entanto confesso que gostei mais da primeira capa, mas isto são preciosismos).

A história deste livro é mais uma guerra de poderes do que propriamente contextualizar personagens e momentos, tal como o
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Suellen
Truth said, I've read the four books one after another, nonstopping to swallow. I have no opinion of each in particular.
T. Jackson
One of my all time favorites. Read it about a dozen or more times.
Joana Gomes
I'm loving all the books!!
Sofia
Mais uma vez, tal como no primeiro volume, a sinopse é explicativa o suficiente para não ser necessário fazer um resumo daquilo que se passa neste segundo livro das Brumas de Avalon. Por isso falarei apenas daquilo que achei do livro, sem dar muita importância a incluir factos do enredo na minha opinião.

A primeira coisa que posso dizer em relação a este livro (e que sei que vai receber algum apoio dos leitores desta série, pois é opinião comum), é a seguinte: a Gwenhwyfar irrita-me. Volta Morgai
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Maggie Maxfield
The story is pretty riveting. The premise -- the story of King Arthur's court told from the perspective of the women -- is fresh and insightful. And the clashing of two religions, Druidism and Christianity, leaves me unsure who the "bad guys" are. I love that. The disappointing part is that these stories told by women are beginning to smack of trashy romance novels. In fact, some of it is so soap-operatic that I find myself shutting the book, rolling my eyes and saying, "oh puh-LEEEZE." And sinc ...more
Elphaba J
A Rainha Suprema trás consigo os sussurros de um casamento que poderá alterar os bem-aventurados ventos de Camelot.
Enquanto em Avalon a Senhora decai com o peso da idade e das responsabilidades, na corte uma beleza incomparável confere instabilidade aos que juntos juraram unir a Bretanha, sob o olhar desatento e fatigado da vida que outrora prometeu prosperidade para a magia.
Tudo está em aberto e o destino, garantido no passado, ameaça quebrar o laço que mantinha um objectivo comum entre todos o
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Melanie
To be quite honest, I wasn't exactly "moved" by the first book, but this one managed to be pretty nice. There are obviously no changes in the narrative and you can still find several grammar mistakes in the Portuguese version of the book, but in spite of that, the story finally seems to be taking some shape. I thought that there was a lot more action in the second book, which is great. The story also doesn't seem to be going so slowly anymore. Some of the characters have been going through some ...more
LMR
I enjoy the story line and the most of the characters internal and external conflicts but got really tired of Gwenhwyfar's self righteousness, constant complaining, whining, full of herself attitude and pettiness. And why is Arthur so blind to it all? We are so flawed.
Claire Cornett
Not in a long time have I felt so much anger towards a character, but Gwenhwyfar simply makes me want to chuck this book at the wall!!! But that is why I love this book. Druid vs Christians opens up a juicy plot. I would fight under flag Pendragon..all race and religion unite. It is a must read x
Michael Thomaz
"Gostei bastante desse volume também. Muito surpreendente a coragem de Artur. (: E não consigo ir com a cara da Gwen. u.u Indo para o volume 3.
Cynfully Sweet
I zoomed through this book, wanting to know the story, but all the while growing a nasty little distaste for Gwenivere. Nobody in this book is with the person they love, Arthur's breaking oaths for a woman who doesn't love him like she should, Morgaine keeps getting the short end of the stick... UGH. 1 star because it was written, another for Morgaine because I do like her as well as pitty her, and 1 more because I am very much interested in the story. -2 stars because Queen of Camelot is one hy ...more
Jim Armbruster
It wasn't as good as the first book. Seemed like a lot of weeping and complaining from the women.
Vincent Wood
Thus continues the Arthurian Legend. In this book we are now seeing more of what we know and recognize from the lore. Many of the knights are starting to take their role. Famous places and objects are making their appearance. It definitely centers upon pagan vs. christian from a pagan point of view. It also centers upon the relationships between the characters downplaying the battles as simply background material. I do feel I am learning more of the Arthurian Legend though and will continue read ...more
Maria
Uma história já muito conhecida e explorada, como a de Artur, a espada poderosa e os seus cavaleiros, é contada nesta série de livros numa perspectiva feminina. Gosto dessa ideia apesar de a personagem da "bela rainha Gwenhwyfar" ser irritante, apenas me identifico com ela por não conseguir ter filhos mas mesmo assim não ganhou a minha simpatia. Quando ela aparecia a leitura tonava-se mais lenta e por isso dou apenas 4 estrelas, ao fim e ao cabo a moça não precisava de ser tão nhonhocas... :)
Mariana
I'm not the biggest fan of Gwen so...
Blablabla Aleatório
No segundo livro da épica série As Brumas de Avalon, voltamos a acompanhar a vida das mulheres da vida de Artur. Morgana está com sua tia Morgause, no norte da Bretanha, esperando os longos meses que antecipam o nascimento de seu filho, gerado nas fogueiras do Beltrane.
Leia mais aqui: http://feanari.wordpress.com/2011/08/...
Lydia
5/5
I know I gave the mists of avalon 5 stars as well, but somehow I liked book 2 even more
Sam
I spent half of this book thinking variations of "Shut UP Guinevere."

I really want to get through the rest of the story, but I honestly don't know if I have the patience or the self-loathing to sit through many more hours of listening to her.
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 book continues the story on how Arthur became King Arthur.
Amy C.C. Hsiao
Gwen is annoying but the ending is fine. I like the plot design of everyone talking about whereabouts of Morgaine, which adds to suspense and expectations. But Gwen's silly and selfish thoughts are not very easy to relate to and thus make the first half of the book quite boring and unreadable.
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...
JoAnne
I enjoyed this book and have gone on to read the rest of the series (4 total.) An interesting story and a different view of the Arthurian legend than I had read before. Fleshes out the characters and makes them seem more like real human beings.
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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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