Marion Zimmer Bradley s Sword of Avalon

Marion Zimmer Bradley s Sword of Avalon

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.

Author: Diana L. Paxson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575113947

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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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.
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Marion Zimmer Bradley s Ravens of Avalon

Marion Zimmer Bradley s Ravens of Avalon

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.

Author: Diana L. Paxson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575113930

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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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.
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The Mists of Avalon

The Mists of Avalon

. An impressive achievement.”—The New York Times Book Review In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot's court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king's rise and schemed for his ...

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345448163

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

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The magical saga of the women behind King Arthur's throne. “A monumental reimagining of the Arthurian legends . . . reading it is a deeply moving and at times uncanny experience. . . . An impressive achievement.”—The New York Times Book Review In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot's court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king's rise and schemed for his fall. From their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies, we follow these women and the diverse cast of characters that surrounds them as the great Arthurian epic unfolds stunningly before us. As Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur's kingdom, as the Knights of the Round Table take on their infamous quest, as Merlin and Viviane wield their magics for the future of Old Britain, the Isle of Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory, until the fissure between old and new worlds' and old and new religions' claims its most famous victim.
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Lady of Avalon

Lady of Avalon

A spellbinding historical fantasy, Lady of Avalon links the bestselling novels in the Avalon series - The Forests of Avalon and The Mists of Avalon.

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575113893

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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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.
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Sword of Avalon

Sword of Avalon

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley (Sword of Avalon.)

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ISBN: OCLC:778977485

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Page: 424

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The Priestess the Pen

The Priestess   the Pen

This important book by debut author Sonja Sadovsky shines new light on how three captivating minds shaped the course of history.

Author: Sonja Sadovsky

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738741765

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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This important book by debut author Sonja Sadovsky shines new light on how three captivating minds shaped the course of history. The fantasy novels of Dion Fortune, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Diana L. Paxson influenced the image of the priestess in Neopagan and Goddess-centered spirituality throughout the world. The Priestess & the Pen shows how their work changed the way women are depicted in literature, created space for women to reclaim their power, and energized the women's equality movement. Presenting a reinterpretation of the Goddess as fourfold rather than threefold, The Priestess & the Pen adds dimension and relevance to the traditional Triple Goddess archetype in a way that has never before been considered with such compelling clarity. This book is poised to become a vital interpretation of the Pagan priestess.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Spell Sword

The Spell Sword

Although Darkover was a world inhabited by humans as well as semi-humans, it was primarily forbidden ground to the Terran traders.

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575113589

Category: Fiction

Page: 171

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Although Darkover was a world inhabited by humans as well as semi-humans, it was primarily forbidden ground to the Terran traders. Most of the planet's wild terrain was unexplored, and many of its peoples seclusive and secretive. But for Andrew Carr there was an attraction he could not evade. Darkover drew him - and when his mapping plane crashed in unknown heights, Darkover prepared to destroy him. Until the planet's magic asserted itself - and his destiny began to unfold along lines predicted only by phantoms and wonder workers of the kind Terran science could never acknowledge.
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The Forest House

The Forest House

The New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy author of the Avalon series introduces the prequel to the beloved and enduring classic The Mists of Avalon in this mesmerizing epic of one woman’s legendary role at a turning ...

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101212721

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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The New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy author of the Avalon series introduces the prequel to the beloved and enduring classic The Mists of Avalon in this mesmerizing epic of one woman’s legendary role at a turning point in history. In a Britain struggling to survive Roman invasion, Eilan is the daughter of a Druidic warleader, gifted with visions and marked by fate to become a priestess of the Forest House. But fate also led Eilan to Gaius, a soldier of mixed blood, son of the Romans sent to subdue the native British. For Gaius, Eilan felt forbidden love, and her terrible secret will haunt her even as she is anointed as the new High Priestess. With mighty enemies poised to destroy the magic the Forest House shelters, Eilan must trust in the power of the great Goddess to lead her through the treacherous labyrinth of her destiny.
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A Study Guide for Marion Zimmer Bradley s The Mists of Avalon

A Study Guide for Marion Zimmer Bradley s  The Mists of Avalon

Diana L. Paxson, Bradley's sisterinlaw, continues the Avalon saga in her novel Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon (2009). The book centers on Excalibur ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410320551

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Marion Zimmer Bradley's "The Mists of Avalon," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
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Sword and Sorceress

Sword and Sorceress

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: D A W Books, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39076000963590

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 256

View: 913

Categories: Fantasy fiction

Priestess of Avalon

Priestess of Avalon

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 ...

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UOM:39015058205215

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

View: 688

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.
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The Forests of Avalon

The Forests of Avalon

This is a dramatic, illuminating tale of rebellion and religion.

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)

ISBN: 0140273824

Category: Avalon (Legendary place)

Page: 576

View: 272

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.
Categories: Avalon (Legendary place)

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Marion Zimmer Bradley

This literary companion surveys the young adult works of American author Marion Zimmer Bradley, primarily known for her work in the fantasy genre.

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476679525

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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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.
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Sword and Sorceress XVII

Sword and Sorceress XVII

Will a girl with the ability to manipulate metals be able to free herself from the shackles of an abusive father? Can a princess seeking safe passage past Amazon lands uncover the truth behind the murder of their queen?

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: D A W Books, Incorporated

ISBN: 0886778913

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 346

A collection of sword and sorcery stories introduces a cast of female characters, from a young witch called upon to mediate a dispute between angry gods to a girl who has the power to manipulate metals
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Marion Zimmer Bradley s Ancestors of Avalon

Marion Zimmer Bradley s Ancestors of Avalon

A story based on the saga by Marion Zimmer Bradley follows the Avalon characters' predecessors, the exiled high priestess Tiriki and royal acolyte Damisa, who escape from Atlantis to the mist-shrouded isle of Britain, where their duties ...

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: 0670033146

Category: Atlantis

Page: 363

View: 294

Follows the lives of two women in Atlantis and the destinies that will shape the fate of their descendents.
Categories: Atlantis

The Sword of Aldones

The Sword of Aldones

After Lew Alton unwittingly roused the fire demon Sharra, the Sword of Aldones was the only weapon that could lay her to rest again. But only one man could wield the sword, and getting it was an even bigger problem.

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Darkover

ISBN: 1938185692

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 858

After Lew Alton unwittingly roused the fire demon Sharra, the Sword of Aldones was the only weapon that could lay her to rest again. But only one man could wield the sword, and getting it was an even bigger problem.
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The Forbidden Circle

The Forbidden Circle

The sole survivor when his plane crashes on Darkover, Andrew Carr, a young Terran trader, is determined to overcome the planet's harsh challenges in The Spell Sword, while in The Forbidden Tower, four individuals challenger to Darkover's ...

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756400945

Category: Fiction

Page: 570

View: 678

The sole survivor when his plane crashes on Darkover, Andrew Carr, a young Terran trader, is determined to overcome the planet's harsh challenges in The Spell Sword, while in The Forbidden Tower, four individuals challenger to Darkover's sacred traditions--ruling caste member Damon, his betrothed, Earthman Andrew, and Andrew's betrothed, a Keeper of the Sacred Tower, in a new Darkover omnibus volume. Original.
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Lady of the Trillium

Lady of the Trillium

Approaching her older years, Haramis, the Archimage of Ruwenda, faces the challenge of naming her successor, an individual who she desperately wishes to train and prepare for the responsibilities of the kingdom

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553092995

Category: Fiction

Page: 291

View: 384

Approaching her older years, Haramis, the Archimage of Ruwenda, faces the challenge of naming her successor, an individual who she desperately wishes to train and prepare for the responsibilities of the kingdom
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Glenraven

Glenraven

Sophie and JayJay journey to Glenraven in the hopes of a restful vacation, only to discover that they have actually been summoned to a mythical world in order to free it from a ruling monster. Reissue.

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 0671877992

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

View: 814

Sophie and JayJay journey to Glenraven in the hopes of a restful vacation, only to discover that they have actually been summoned to a mythical world in order to free it from a ruling monster. Reissue.
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Heritage and Exile

Heritage and Exile

This is the complex and compelling tale of the early life of Regis Hastur, Darkover’s greatest monarch.

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101157497

Category: Fiction

Page: 784

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The Heritage of Hastur: Nominated for a Hugo Award, and described as “Bradley’s best [Darkover] novel” by Lous, THE HERITAGE OF HASTUR is a brilliant epic of the pivotal events in the love-hate relationship between the Terran worlds and the semi-alien off-spring of the forgotten colonists who peopled Darkover. This is the complex and compelling tale of the early life of Regis Hastur, Darkover’s greatest monarch. But HERITAGE also spins the terrifying and heartbreaking story of those who sought to control the deadly Sharra Matrix and tells how Lew Alton met and lost his greatest love, Marjorie Scott. This is the unforgettable showdown between these Darkovan lords who would bargain away their world for the glories of Terran science and those who would preserve the special matrix powers that are at once the prize and burden of Darkover. Sharra’s Exile: The most dangerous magical implement on all of Darkover was the infamous, legendary Sharra Matrix. Embodying the image of a chained woman wreathed in flames, it was the last remaining weapon of the Ages of Chaos—an era of uncontrolled laran warfare which had almost destroyed all life on Darkover. The Sharra Matrix had been exiled offworld to one of the far-flung planets of the Terran Empire, in the protective custody of one who had suffered gravely from its use: Comyn Lord Lew Alton. But when Lew was called back to Darkover to contend for his rights, he had no choice but to bring this dangerous matrix back with him, and once the Sharra Matrix was black, her flaming image spread far and wide, setting motion events which would change the lands, the seven Domains, and the entire future forever.
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