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Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Ancestors of Avalon.

Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Ancestors of Avalon. devotees won’t feel let down by Ancestor. .Provides plenty of pleasurable reading hours. extraordinary journey. Paxson is an excellent choice as successor to Bradley for this series. Her style and the details of the plot retain the sense of the mysterious past and the feminist awareness that was an underlying theme in the originals. Ancestors of Avalon may be the best of the Avalon tales.

Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – September 25, 1999) was an American author of fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, and science fantasy novels.

Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – September 25, 1999) was an American author of fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, and science fantasy novels, and is best known for the Arthurian fiction novel The Mists of Avalon, and the Darkover series. While she is noted for her feminist perspective in her writing,:28–29 her popularity has been posthumously marred by multiple accusations against her of child sexual abuse and rape by two of her children, Mark and Moira Greyland, and others.

Marion Zimmer Bradley began her distinguished book publishing career in.Even in high summer, Tintagel was a haunted place; Igraine, Lady of Duke Gorlois, looked out over the sea from the headland.

Marion Zimmer Bradley began her distinguished book publishing career in 1961 with her first novel, The Door Through Space. The following year she wrote the first book in her hugely popular Darkover series, Sword of Aldones, which soon became a Hugo Award nominee. The Mists of Avalon was the single most successful novel of Bradley's career. It won the 1984 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel and has been among the top five trade paperback books on Locus's bestseller list for years. Ms. Bradley died in 1999.

Marion Zimmer was born in Albany, NY, on June 3, 1930, and married Robert Alden Bradley in 1949. Mrs. Bradley received her . in 1964 from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, then did graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1965-67. She was a science fiction/fantasy fan from her middle teens, and made her first sale as an adjunct to an amateur fiction contest in Fantastic/Amazing Stories in 1949. She had written as long as she could remember, but wrote only for school magazines and fanzines until 1952, when she sold her first professional short story to Vortex.

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Lady of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

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Ritual excerpts in chapters 10 and 23, and the song in chapter 19, courtesy of Diana L. Paxson.

Marion Zimmer Bradley. Ritual excerpts in chapters 10 and 23, and the song in chapter 19, courtesy of Diana L.

New York Times bestselling author Marion Zimmer Bradley brings the mesmerizing world of myth, romance and history to life in the spellbinding novel of epic grandeur!

Before the legend of King Arthur and Camelot, there was Avalon, a beautiful island of golden vales and silver mists. A land where the lives of three powerful priestesses shape the destiny of Roman Britian as they fight to regain the magic and traditions of a once gallant past...

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ISBN13: 978-0451461810

ISBN: 0451461819

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Category: Fantasy

Subcategory: Fantasy

Language: English

Publisher: Ace; Reprint edition (December 4, 2007)

ePUB size: 1543 kb

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Rating: 4.1

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Wenes
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.
Wenes
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.
Saberdragon
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.
Saberdragon
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.
Kulalas
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!
Kulalas
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!
Jode
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.
Jode
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.
Nahn
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.
Nahn
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.
Silverbrew
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.
Silverbrew
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.
NI_Rak
"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
NI_Rak
"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.
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.