Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon


Author : Diana L. Paxson
Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 0451460286
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Marion Zimmer Bradley's beloved Avalon saga continues with the dramatic story of the ancestors of Avalon, from their life on the doomed island of Atlantis to their escape to the mist-shrouded isle of Britain.


Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon


Author : Diana L. Paxson
Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 0451463218
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Epic in its sweep and peopled by the remarkable women who have always inhabited Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon expands the legendary saga that has enchanted countless readers over the years and is sure to please Bradley's loyal readership and anyone who loves wonderfully told stories of history, myth, and fantasy.


Lady of Avalon

Lady of Avalon


Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher : Michael Joseph
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ISBN : 9780140241938
Pages : 432 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (241 users)

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The story is told from the time when Gawen, heir to the royal line, secured the sanctity of Avalon and established it as a sacred place, through to Helen, British princess, and finally of Viviane, who herself must face a new invader and a new danger to Avalon.


The Mists of Avalon

The Mists of Avalon


Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0140177191
Pages : 1492 pages
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Morgaine, gifted with the Sight and fated with her brother-lover's doom, recounts the glorious tragedy of Camelot's brief flowering - not as a tale of knightly deeds, but as a woman's rounded view of society in the crucible of change.


The Forests of Avalon

The Forests of Avalon


Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher : Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
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ISBN : 9780140273823
Pages : 576 pages
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The Forest House tells of an era of upheaval and change. The Roman grip on their empire was slackening; the Druidic Order - far stronger that the tiny Christian sect - was itself in turmoil. Caught in the centre of the conflict is a young British girl of druidic family, chosen to be a priestess, and a roman tribune, ambitious for power but - as the son of a British mother - torn between two cultures. This is a dramatic, illuminating tale of rebellion and religion.


Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon


Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0575113928
Pages : 202 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (575 users)

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Marion Zimmer Bradley's beloved Avalon saga continues with the dramatic story of the ancestors of Avalon, from their life on the doomed island of Atlantis to their escape to the mist-shrouded isle of Britain.


Priestess of Avalon

Priestess of Avalon


Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher : Viking Adult
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Pages : 420 pages
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Known to the Romans as Helena on the holy isle of Avalon, British princess Eilan fulfills her destiny to bridge the pagan world of the goddess and the new Christian empire founded by her own son, Constantine, and when she travels to the Holy Land she discovers a truth that transcends any religion. 125,000 first printing.


Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of Avalon

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of Avalon


Author : Diana L. Paxson
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0575113936
Pages : 240 pages
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Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of Avalon follows the journey of Boudica, a Celtic princess, and Lhiannon, a priestess who is Boudica's mentor on the Druids' Isle. When the Romans conquer Britain, Lhiannon fights them while Boudica marries a king who has surrendered. Theirs is a great love story, but when he dies, the Romans brutalize Boudica and her daughters. In rage, Boudica rouses the tribes in a quest to drive the Romans from Britain - and the results will seal both her own and Lhiannon's place in history.


The Mists of Avalon

The Mists of Avalon


Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher : Ballantine Books
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Pages : 926 pages
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Retells the legend of Arthur as perceived by Viviane, the Lady of the Lake and high priestess of Avalon, Arthur's mother Igraine, his Christian wife Guinevere, and the sorceress Morgaine


Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon


Author : Diana L. Paxson
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0575113944
Pages : 244 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (575 users)

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Marion Zimmer Bradley's legendary saga of Avalon's extraordinary women continues with a tale of fiery visions, a lost king, and a forthcoming destiny... A boy raised in secret after traitors kill his parents will return to Avalon-and when he does, he'll be faced with a formidable task: to prove his worth as a son of the kings and priestesses of his land and lead his followers to victory, wielding the newly-forged sword Excalibur.


The Forest House

The Forest House


Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher : Viking Adult
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ISBN :
Pages : 416 pages
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In a tale set in Druidic England, Eilan feels torn between her love for a young Roman soldier and her inner need to become a priestess for her Goddess


Marion Zimmer Bradley

Marion Zimmer Bradley


Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476640432
Pages : 305 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

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This literary companion surveys the young adult works of American author Marion Zimmer Bradley, primarily known for her work in the fantasy genre. An A to Z arrangement includes coverage of novels (The Catch Trap, Survey Ship, The Fall of Atlantis, The Firebrand, The Forest House and The Mists of Avalon), the graphic narrative Warrior Woman, the Lythande novella The Gratitude of Kings, and, from the Darkover series, The Shattered Chain, The Sword of Aldones and Traitor's Sun. Separate entries on dominant themes--rape, divination, religion, violence, womanhood, adaptation and dreams--comb stories and longer works for the author's insights about the motivation of institutions that oppress marginalized groups, especially women.


The Supernatural Index

The Supernatural Index


Author : Michael Ashley
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9780313240300
Pages : 958 pages
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Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title


The Firebrand

The Firebrand


Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher : Ace
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ISBN : 9780451459244
Pages : 610 pages
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Blending archaeological fact and legend, the myths of the gods and the feats of heroes, Marion Zimmer Bradley breathes new life into the classic tale of the Trojan War-reinventing larger-than-life figures as living people engaged in a desperate struggle that dooms both the victors and the vanquished, their fate seen through the eyes of Kassandra-priestess, princess, and passionate woman with the spirit of a warrior.


Priestess of Avalon

Priestess of Avalon


Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0575113901
Pages : 209 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (575 users)

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As the Merlin of Britannia keeps his vigil atop the Tor of Avalon, Rian, the High Priestess of Avalon, dies giving birth to her fifth child. The girl, named Eilan with her mother's dying breath, takes life. From the stars the Merlin draws forth her prophecy: 'The child that was born at the Turning of Autumn, just as the night gave way to dawn, shall stand at the turning of the Age, the gateway between two worlds.' A prophecy of greatness, but it seems that she is destined to walk a path unlike any trodden by a Priestess of Avalon before... Eilan is taken to her father, King Coel, and raised in the Roman way as Helena, but in the year A.D. 259 the ten-yaer-old girl is returned to Avalon, the mystical place of her birth, to begin her training as a priestess and learn the ways of the Goddess. Yet her Aunt Ganeda, now High Priestess, is determined that Helena shall fail. Despite the odds, Helena grows to be a skille healer and a compassionate and gifted priestess, and on the moonlit night of her initiation she sees the face of the Roman, Constantius, the man she will love for the rest of her life. Her vision also reveals that he will be the father of the one whose light will blaze across the world, the one who will free Britannia from Roman tyranny. Constantius is lured to Avalon to fulfil his role in this but Helena joins him in a night of illicit passion. When this deceit is discovered they are banished from Avalon forever. Soon Constantius is drawn back to the politics of Rome, the ill fortunes of war and the irresistible rise of a powerful new religion, and as Helena contends with the dangers that surround them, it seems that the Merlin's prophecy is about to come true...


The Forests of Avalon

The Forests of Avalon


Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0575113871
Pages : 256 pages
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Eilan, daughter of the Druids, is destined to serve as a virgin priestess in the Forest House of Avalon; Gaius, son of a Roman father and British mother, serves with the legions. Trapped between a love that can never be permitted ad duty to their irreconcilable cultures, their hearts and minds are in turmoil as Rome and the tribes clash in the bitter struggle for Britain. Yet it is foretold by High Priestess Caillean that from their tragic union of Eagle and Dragon will come one day a defender of the land... The Forests of Avalon is first in the bestselling Avalon series, followed by Lady of Avalon and The Mists of Avalon.


Lady of Avalon

Lady of Avalon


Author : Marion Zimmer Bradley
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0575113898
Pages : 246 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (575 users)

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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... For High Priestess Caillean, facing the Roman foe, salvation comes not through victory, but bitter sacrifice. Two hundred years later her successor Dierna faces a new enemy: the Saxon hordes who assail her people like savages. By the time of Viviane, Britain seems wholly lost. But a Merlin is made amongst the Druids once more, and the day of the Defender, who will come to be known as Arthur, draws close... A spellbinding historical fantasy, Lady of Avalon links the bestselling novels in the Avalon series - The Forests of Avalon and The Mists of Avalon.