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eBook Lady Of Avalon (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) epub
  • ISBN: 061317335X
  • Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Fantasy
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books (June 1, 1998)
  • ePUB size: 1256 kb
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Without a solid plot driven by strong, sympathetic characters, Lady of Avalon lacks the touches of historical and magical drama that made The Forest House at least interesting

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The Mists of Avalon Morgan le Fay was not married, but put to school in a nunnery, where she became a great mistress of magic. ANY BOOK of this complexity drives its author to sources far too many to be listed in entirety. Malory, Morte d'Arthur.

Like the inhabitants of the mystical Avalon, readers of Lady of Avalon will feel they have been transported to. .

Like the inhabitants of the mystical Avalon, readers of Lady of Avalon will feel they have been transported to another world - a world of myth, magic, romance, and history. This novel spans the creation of Avalon itself and foreshadows the birth of the legendary King Arthur. Here, we meet three remarkable holy women who steer the fortunes of Roman Britain as they struggle with their own destinies:. Caillean retreats to the island of Avalon with a small band of priestesses.

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Comments: (7)
Buge
Pretty much picking up where "The Forest House" left off, this is a three part book. Starting with Eilan's son, Gawen, through to the time of Vivianne. It gives you the back story of how the mists came to be around Avalon, how the line of descendant came to be in Avalon and the roll Avalon took in molding Britannia into what it wouldn't eventually become in "The Mist's of Avalon". I found this to be a very welcome addition to the Avalon series.
Rishason
For those who think there is only one religion and it is theirs, think again. Worship of a guiding power has been sought in all ages and is sought now and will be forever as men seek leadership from one who is stronger and wiser. This is as it should be. All men are flawed, but men seeking leadership from the power of good, are destined to lead the flawed to a better life and to a better world for all.
Kamuro
While I did read to the end, I felt the story was rife with repetition the the point of the tale seemed lacking in substance as did the tale itself. More than once I found myself skipping ahead to get past portions that seemed totally predictable and at least in my view, lacking in purpose! I realize the author was attempting to introduce a moral to the story but in my opinion at least failed to accomplish the purpose! I hope to choose my next read with more care!
Yahm
Lady of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley picks up where The Forest House ended. Avalon has been established under the leadership of high priestess Caillean in the shadow of the holy Tor and close to the Christian brotherhood at Inis Witrin. The first book follows Eilan's son Gawen and his contribution to Avalon, the second establishes Avalon's active role in the politics and future of Britannia, and the third focuses on characters familiar to Arthurians--Vortigern, Vortimer, Viviane, and Taliesin and the Merlin of Britain.

Although the mythology and history are rich, the material is squandered in these nearly plotless, barely connected stories. While Avalon tries to preserve the degenerated wisdom that remained when Atlantis sank into the ocean, the world is being torn apart by the oppression and instability of empire and waves of barbarian invasions. Caillean, Gawen, and the daughter of the fairy queen, Sianna, save Avalon, then their successors extend its influence outward to manipulate kings, princes, and military leaders. In spite of the sacrifices and losses, Britannia seems no better off; Rome clings to it, and the barbarians keep coming. There are important victories, but they seem contrived when the goddess is called on to frighten off the Saxons, and they do little more than provide a break in the onslaught. The plots are so minimal and the useless details so many that it's not clear to what extent Britannia's rebelliousness and vulnerability contributed to Rome's decline and fall.

The goddess religion of Avalon is murky at best. Unlike in The Mists of Avalon and The Forest House, the magic here is unquestionably real; the visions are not drug-induced hallucinations, and priestesses invoke the goddess to deter the enemy. The "ancient wisdom" seems to be centered on the power of the earth (focused along leys), the seasons, and reincarnated souls like Gawen, Sianna, Dierna, and Carausius. Practice of the religion is as ordered and artificial as the rule of Rome, with strict rules and elaborate rituals that owe more to the human predilection for control than to the concept of nature and the earth. Even the most natural of emotions and acts, love and non-ritual sex, are forbidden. Young men and women are drawn to Avalon, but their passion is poorly articulated, especially when they cannot know the mysteries revealed during training and initiation. There is nothing special about the character or intelligence of the many of the Druids and priestesses called to Avalon; why are they singled out to preserve the ancient wisdom and mysteries?

While the plots and the secondary characters are weak, the real problem is that so many of the primary characters are selfish and unlikable. Gawen, the "Pendragon" and "Son of a Hundred Kings," from beginning to end is unremarkable, displaying predictable rebelliousness and nobility at the expected moments. He is so susceptible to suggestion that "the priest's words had tainted the Druid ways as well." Dramatically and childishly, he exclaims, "You both want to possess me, but my soul is my own! . . . I am leaving to seek my kin of Rome!" His soul mate, Sianna, has no more personality than Waterwalker, whose role is to pole the Avalon barge. High priestess Dierna does not seek the obvious path, proving the fairy queen's point: "But I do not know what the purpose is, exactly, and if I did, I would not be allowed to speak of it; for it is often in working for or in avoiding a prophecy that people do the very things they should not." We are told that Teleri, who is weak, pliant, and passive, is destined to become high priestess of Avalon; why would the goddess, the Druids, and the priestesses choose someone so unsuitable for such a position? At her worst, high priestess Ana is egotistical and petty, especially with regard to her daughter, Viviane. Is it Ana or the goddess who says, "I would gain nothing. I already have everything."? For reasons that are never explained, the enigmatic fairy queen insists that her daughter become a priestess of Avalon, and it is her line whose members impose their will on events rather than that of the goddess, proving their human side stronger than their role as conductor of magic. Of all the major characters, only Caillean, Taliesin, and perhaps Carausius are likable, revealing both human weaknesses and a greater wisdom. Although it is strongly hinted that Carausius is a reincarnation of Gawen's soul, they are different enough that it raises the question of what these souls are and why only certain ones return again and again, while others are "once born." The whims of the god and goddess, as channeled through these souls and through the Druids and priestesses, appear to be as illogical as those of any human.

Without a solid plot driven by strong, sympathetic characters, Lady of Avalon lacks the touches of historical and magical drama that made The Forest House at least interesting. Although the novel reveals some of the reasons for the decline of Avalon and the goddess religion, Lady of Avalon adds little essential to The Mists of Avalon.
Mala
I love this series; it gives such an interesting point of view into Druids and lives of women in the past. There are 3 parts and it helps bridge the gaps between 'The Forest House' and 'The Mists of Avalon'. Definitely worth the read, but only if you have an open mind! Definitely don't read if you only want cold, hard facts. This is definitely something for a fantasy lover with an imagination.
Atineda
I think I am burned out on Avalon after having read Mists and Forest House one right after the other. I started this one and got halfway through it and could not bring myself to finish it. I'm going to try again soon. I wish there had been some warning about the rape... Somehow the one in this book was more graphic and horrible to me than the ones in Forest House. It made it difficult to get past since it's constantly mentioned over and over in the book. Could really be triggering to those who have also suffered from similar violence.
CopamHuk
"Lady of Avalon" is an enjoyable read, but it falls short of the brilliance of "The Mists of Avalon". While the "Mists" had an engaging and coherent plot, "The Lady" seems to serve more as a background story to the "Mists". It's still a relative page-turner, and there is definitely a historic feel to it- perhaps even too much of it for my liking. If you want to review your British history via fantasy, this would definitely be the book for it! T
Although I generally like Marion Zimmer Bradley's writing, this was not my favorite Avalon book. Some of it was rather predictable, but part three was better than the first two parts.
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