Lady of Avalon: Avalon Series, Book 3 (Avalon #3)
A new age is coming...The King will come...and he will rule forever in Avalon.
Through the generations the women of Avalon prepare for the coming of the Defender, the sacred king who will guard the old ways of the Britons and save their land from destruction. On the holy isle of Avalon, hidden in the mists between the world of Faerie and the world of men, they wait.
What I Liked: This book, unlike the more popular The Mists of Avalon, is swift and uncomplicated. The characters are still interesting - it was especially nice to see Viviane's backstory, since she was one of the characters that made Mists so great, and the plot zings along at a breakneck speed.
The three-part book, basically a trilogy of novellas, is smart and different from most books on the shelves these days, so it was a nice change from the usual. And, in general ...more
Part I of this book is the direct sequel to "The Forest House" and I really enjoyed reading about Caillean's foster son (Eilan & Gaius Macellius son) Gawan and the Fairy Queens daughter Sienna's trials ...more
Uma das razões pela qual o livro não é excelente, e acredito que seja p ...more
From before the tale of Arthur, the Lady of Avalon ruled. This story tells of the predecessors to the Lady of the Lake, the power of the Goddess and the Druids, and the conflict of Brittania vs. the rest of the world. Well done!
3 histórias de mulheres extraordinárias que todo fazem para proteger a ilha sagrada. A primeira, Caillen é quem esconde Avalon nas brumas. A segunda, Dierne promove o compromisso entre um oficial romano e uma das suas noviças de modo a preservar o sol sagrado. E a terceira, Viviane regressa a Avalon para tornar-se a próxima Senhora e acaba por se torn ...more
Marion Zimmer Bradley não é de todo uma escritora de eleição para mim, pelo menos ainda não se revelou até à data. Felizmente tenho vindo a apreciar melhor as suas obras e a adaptar-me melhor a elas. Contudo, há algo demasiado frio, soturno e distante na escrita da autora que continua a afastar-me um pouco e são várias as vezes que dou por mim a divagar.
Este livro está dividido em três partes, ...more
Perhaps the most slow-moving of the Avalon books I have read thus far... at times boring... at times leaving y ...more
This novel is filled with the cycles of life. The reader follows characters ...more
I find owning Marion Zimmer Bradley books uncomfortable after the abuse allegations so will be donating this to Oxfam.
I just loved. The whole ...more
The story picks up from where the Forest House left off. With High Priestesses such as Caillean right through to Viviane.
I've read three of MZB's Avalon series now, and found this one to be the most mystical and earthy pagan by far.
Thoroughly enjoyed the book, and will continue to read the Avalon series.
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 ...more