Lady of Avalon (Paperback)

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This is book number 3 in the Avalon series.


Journey to a time before King Arthur in this prequel to The Mists of Avalon—a spellbinding story of three remarkable women who alter the fortunes of Roman Britain as they fight to reclaim the magic and traditions of a once glorious past.
Caillean, the young priestess fated to become Lady of Avalon, who rescues and raises the orphaned Gawen—heir to a mystic and dangerous royal line...Dierna, who must use all her strength, wisdom, and love to guide Avalon through treacherous political waters and veil the island from a hostile world...Viviane, Lady of the Lake and keeper of the Grail, destined for true greatness as she prepares Avalon for the coming of a legendary king...

Bestselling author Marion Zimmer Bradley brings the mesmerizing world of myth and magic, romance and history, brilliantly to life in this novel of epic grandeur worthy of fantasy’s finest storyteller.

About the Author

Marion Zimmer Bradley was the New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy author of the Avalon series, the Darkover series, and more. In addition to her novels, Mrs. Bradley edited many magazines, amateur and professional, including Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine. She died in 1999 and was posthumously awarded the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2000.

Praise For…

Praise for Lady of Avalon

“Romance, rich historical detail, magical dazzlements, and grand adventure. The novel Marion Zimmer Bradley’s fans have been yearning for.”—Publishers Weekly

“A treat for the savvy initiate, and intriguing for Arthurian buffs.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Interweav[es] history and myth in a near-seamless tapestry.”—Green Man Review 

“Bradley’s women are, as usual, strong and vibrant, but never before has she so effectively depicted the heroic male…an immensely popular saga.”—Booklist
“No prior familiarity with Bradley’s Avalon titles will be required in order to enjoy this ongoing saga…Fine characters mark a moving story.”—Midwest Book Review
“A nice blend of historical and mystical elements and Bradley’s interpretation of the Priestesses and their role in Britain’s power struggles is quite interesting.”—Future Fiction
Product Details
ISBN: 9780451456526
ISBN-10: 0451456521
Publisher: Ace
Publication Date: June 1st, 1998
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: Avalon