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The Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Even readers who don't normally enjoy Arthurian legends will love this version, a retelling from the point of view of the women behind the throne. Morgaine (more commonly known as Morgan Le Fay) and Gwenhwyfar (a Welsh spelling of Guinevere) struggle for power, using Arthur as a way to score points and promote their respective worldviews. The Mists of Avalon's Camelot politics and intrigue take place at a time when Christianity is taking over the island-nation of Britain; Christianity vs. Faery, and God vs. Goddess are dominant themes.
Young and old alike will enjoy this magical Arthurian reinvention by science fiction and fantasy veteran Marion Zimmer Bradley. --Bonnie Bouman
Bradley's King Arthur myth is told through the women who were part of the power and magic. Natasha Richardson provides a silky and romantic narration drawing listeners in, as if in confidence. The abridgment provides just a fraction of Bradley's four-volume original work, but encourages further listening. R.F.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
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