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The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1)
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Lady of Avalon (Avalon, #3) Lady of Avalon (Avalon, #3)
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avg rating 3.90 — 20,674 ratings — published 1996
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The Forest House (Avalon, #2) The Forest House (Avalon, #2)
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avg rating 3.85 — 23,321 ratings — published 1993
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Priestess of Avalon (Avalon, #4) Priestess of Avalon (Avalon, #4)
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avg rating 4.05 — 22,085 ratings — published 2000
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Ancestors of Avalon (Avalon, #5) Ancestors of Avalon (Avalon, #5)
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avg rating 3.90 — 44,925 ratings — published 2004
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Ravens of Avalon (Avalon #6) Ravens of Avalon (Avalon #6)
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avg rating 3.95 — 4,974 ratings — published 2007
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Sword of Avalon (Avalon #7) Sword of Avalon (Avalon #7)
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avg rating 4.18 — 5,501 ratings — published 2009
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Circles in the Stream (Avalon: Web of Magic #1) Circles in the Stream (Avalon: Web of Magic #1)
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avg rating 4.11 — 2,136 ratings — published 2001
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Trial By Fire (Avalon: Web of Magic #6) Trial By Fire (Avalon: Web of Magic #6)
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avg rating 4.30 — 665 ratings — published 2002
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Spellsinger (Avalon: Web of Magic #5) Spellsinger (Avalon: Web of Magic #5)
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avg rating 4.13 — 707 ratings — published 2002
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Dark Mage (Avalon: Web of Magic #11) Dark Mage (Avalon: Web of Magic #11)
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avg rating 4.37 — 496 ratings — published 2006
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Heart of Avalon (Avalon: Web of Magic #10): Heart of Avalon (Avalon: Web of Magic #10):
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avg rating 4.33 — 547 ratings — published 2005
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Song of the Unicorns (Avalon: Web of Magic #7) Song of the Unicorns (Avalon: Web of Magic #7)
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avg rating 4.28 — 695 ratings — published 2003
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All's Fairy in Love and War (Avalon: Web of Magic #8) All's Fairy in Love and War (Avalon: Web of Magic #8)
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avg rating 4.30 — 600 ratings — published 2003
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Ghost Wolf (Avalon: Web of Magic #9) Ghost Wolf (Avalon: Web of Magic #9)
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avg rating 4.36 — 574 ratings — published 2004
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Full Circle (Avalon: Web of Magic, #12) Full Circle (Avalon: Web of Magic, #12)
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avg rating 4.46 — 1,158 ratings — published 2010
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Cry of the Wolf (Avalon: Web of Magic #3) Cry of the Wolf (Avalon: Web of Magic #3)
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avg rating 4.34 — 872 ratings — published 2001
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Avalon (Avalon, #1) Avalon (Avalon, #1)
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avg rating 3.79 — 17,438 ratings — published 2014
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Out of Avalon Out of Avalon (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.12 — 5,923 ratings — published 2001
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Return to Avalon Return to Avalon (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 3.91 — 3,396 ratings — published 1996
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The King Stag  (The Mists of Avalon, #3) The King Stag (The Mists of Avalon, #3)
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avg rating 4.15 — 5,074 ratings — published 1982
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The High Queen (The Mists of Avalon, #2) The High Queen (The Mists of Avalon, #2)
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avg rating 4.13 — 6,408 ratings — published 1982
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Avalon: The Warlock Diaries Omnibus Avalon: The Warlock Diaries Omnibus (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.80 — 291 ratings — published 2010
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Avalon High Avalon High (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.81 — 55,086 ratings — published 2005
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All That Glitters (Avalon: Web of Magic, #2) All That Glitters (Avalon: Web of Magic, #2)
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avg rating 4.10 — 854 ratings — published 2001
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Avalon: The Warlock Diaries, Volume 1 Avalon: The Warlock Diaries, Volume 1 (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.04 — 387 ratings — published 2009
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Polaris (Avalon, #2) Polaris (Avalon, #2)
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avg rating 3.98 — 3,582 ratings — published 2015
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The Road to Avalon (Dark Ages of Britain, #1) The Road to Avalon (Dark Ages of Britain, #1)
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avg rating 4.00 — 6,536 ratings — published 1988
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Avalon: The Warlock Diaries, Volume 2 Avalon: The Warlock Diaries, Volume 2 (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.08 — 220 ratings — published 2009
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Avalon: The Warlock Diaries, Volume 3 Avalon: The Warlock Diaries, Volume 3 (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.23 — 201 ratings — published 2010
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The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King #1-4) The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King #1-4)
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avg rating 4.08 — 147,939 ratings — published 1958
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Ladies of the Lake Ladies of the Lake (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.89 — 409 ratings — published 1992
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Knight of Darkness (Lords of Avalon, #2) Knight of Darkness (Lords of Avalon, #2)
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avg rating 4.24 — 10,280 ratings — published 2006
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The Great Tree of Avalon (Merlin Saga, #9) The Great Tree of Avalon (Merlin Saga, #9)
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avg rating 4.25 — 1,263 ratings — published 2004
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Proxy (Avalon, #0.5) Proxy (Avalon, #0.5)
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avg rating 3.68 — 1,442 ratings — published 2013
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Sword of Darkness (Lords of Avalon, #1) Sword of Darkness (Lords of Avalon, #1)
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avg rating 4.03 — 16,478 ratings — published 2006
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The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga, #1) The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga, #1)
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avg rating 4.13 — 60,520 ratings — published 1970
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Glastonbury: Myth  Archaeology Glastonbury: Myth Archaeology (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.33 — 17 ratings — published 2003
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The Lost Years (Merlin Saga, #1) The Lost Years (Merlin Saga, #1)
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avg rating 4.05 — 9,421 ratings — published 1996
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The Merlin Prophecy (Avalon High: Coronation, #1) The Merlin Prophecy (Avalon High: Coronation, #1)
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avg rating 3.35 — 5,324 ratings — published 2007
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Merlin's Harp (Merlin's Harp, #1) Merlin's Harp (Merlin's Harp, #1)
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avg rating 2.99 — 1,424 ratings — published 1995
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In the Nature of Avalon In the Nature of Avalon (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.93 — 76 ratings — published 2000
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Chances (The Love's Valley #3) Chances (The Love's Valley #3)
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avg rating 4.33 — 574 ratings — published 2005
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Destined to Fly (Avalon Trilogy, #3) Destined to Fly (Avalon Trilogy, #3)
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avg rating 3.60 — 2,977 ratings — published 2013
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Destined to Feel (Avalon Trilogy #2) Destined to Feel (Avalon Trilogy #2)
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avg rating 3.61 — 3,843 ratings — published 2012
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Destined to Play (Avalon Trilogy #1) Destined to Play (Avalon Trilogy #1)
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avg rating 3.18 — 6,801 ratings — published 2012
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Marion Zimmer Bradley
“They have not forgotten the Mysteries,” she said, “they have found them too difficult. They want a God who will care for them, who will not demand that they struggle for enlightenment, but who will accept them just as they are, with all their sins, and take away their sins with repentance. It is not so, it will never be so, but perhaps it is the only way the unenlightened can bear to think of their Gods.” Lancelet smiled bitterly. “Perhaps a religion which demands that every man must work through lifetime after lifetime for his own salvation is too much for mankind. They want not to wait for God’s justice, but to see it now. And that is the lure which this new breed of priests has promised them.”
Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon

Bailey Bristol
“Jess Pepper's review of the Avalon Strings:

'In a land so very civilized and modern as ours, it is unpopular to suggest that the mystical isle of Avalon ever truly existed. But I believe I have found proof of it right here in Manhattan.

To understand my reasoning, you must recall first that enchanting tale of a mist-enshrouded isle where medieval women--descended from the gods--spawned heroic men. Most notable among these was the young King Arthur. In their most secret confessions, these mystic heroes acknowledged Avalon, and particularly the music of its maidens, as the source of their power.

Many a school boy has wept reading of Young King Arthur standing silent on the shore as the magical isle disappears from view, shrouded in mist.

The boy longs as Arthur did to leap the bank and pilot his canoe to the distant, singing atoll. To rejoin nymphs who guard in the depths of their water caves the meaning of life. To feel again the power that burns within.

But knowledge fades and memory dims, and schoolboys grow up. As the legend goes, the way became unknown to mortal man. Only woman could navigate the treacherous blanket of white that dipped and swirled at the surface of the water.

And with its fading went also the music of the fabled isle.

Harps and strings that heralded the dawn and incited robed maidens to dance evaporated into the mists of time, and silence ruled.

But I tell you, Kind Reader, that the music of Avalon lives. The spirit that enchanted knights in chain mail long eons ago is reborn in our fair city, in our own small band of fair maids who tap that legendary spirit to make music as the Avalon Strings.

Theirs is no common gift. Theirs is no ordinary sound. It is driven by a fire from within, borne on fingers bloodied by repetition. Minds tormented by a thirst for perfection.

And most startling of all is the voice that rises above, the stunning virtuoso whose example leads her small company to higher planes.
Could any other collection of musicians achieve the heights of this illustrious few? I think not.

I believe, Friends of the City, that when we witnes their performance, as we may almost nightly at the Warwick Hotel, we witness history's gift to this moment in time. And for a few brief moments in the presence of these maids, we witness the fiery spirit that endured and escaped the obliterating mists of Avalon.”
Bailey Bristol, The Devil's Dime

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