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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Sword of Avalon

Sword of Avalon

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley (Sword of Avalon.)

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ISBN: OCLC:778977485

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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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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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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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Sword and Sorceress

Sword and Sorceress

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: D A W Books, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39076000963590

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 256

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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.
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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 and Avalon's role in passing the sword to Arthur.

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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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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Marion Zimmer Bradley s Ancestors of Avalon

Marion Zimmer Bradley s Ancestors of Avalon

Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley, Diana L. Paxson. Also By Marion Zimmer Bradley Darkover 1. The Planet Savers (1958) 2. The Sword of Aldones (1962) The Bloody Sun (1964) (see # 12) 3. Star ofDanger (1965) 4. The Winds of Darkover (1970) 5.

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575113923

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

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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.
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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

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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.
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The Forest House

The Forest House

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 The Forest House-the prequel to Marion Zimmer Bradley's much beloved and enduring classic ...

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Ace

ISBN: 0451454243

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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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
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Marion Zimmer Bradley

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Introduction of a secondary character destined to replace Taliesin as the next Merlin gives Marion an opportunity to outline Arthur's promise of might and kingship, which she can assure by giving him the legendary sword of Avalon.

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476640433

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

View: 705

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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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

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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.
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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

View: 798

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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The Children of Kings

The Children of Kings

An exciting fantasy adventure set in Marion Zimmer Bradley's popular world of Darkover Court life for Prince Gareth Elhalyn, grandson of the legendary Regis Hastur, has become unbearable.

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101625828

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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An exciting fantasy adventure set in Marion Zimmer Bradley's popular world of Darkover Court life for Prince Gareth Elhalyn, grandson of the legendary Regis Hastur, has become unbearable. In a desperate attempt to escape, Gareth appeals to his powerful grandmother, Linnea, and with her blessing, disguises himself and travels to the barbarous, warlike Dry Towns where no one will recognize a prince. In the Dry Towns, Gareth overhears rumors of deadly, illegal Terran blasters and stumbles upon a terrible reality no one could have suspected. Meanwhile, Linnea has never ceased to search for her lost daughter, Kierestelli, whom she and Regis were forced to send into hiding with the native chieri. Almost by chance, Linnea reconnects along the telepathic relays with Kierestelli, now called Silvana of Nevarsin Tower. Silvana, convinced that her parents abandoned her, rejects her mother’s overture and returns to her hidden home among the chieri. But the chieri once roamed the stars themselves, and they have no forgotten the terror of warfare in space—lessons that they pass on to Silvana. Unknown to the ruling Comyn, danger now fills the skies above Darkover, and Silvana holds half the key to protecting their world. Gareth holds the other half, if he can only stay alive long enough to discover where that key is....
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Night Owl Reviews Magazine Issue 3

Night Owl Reviews Magazine  Issue 3

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of avalon by diana l Paxson 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.

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Priestess of Avalon

Priestess of Avalon

Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley, Diana L. Paxson. Also By Marion Zimmer Bradley Darkover 1. The Planet Savers (1958) 2. The Sword of Aldones (1962) The Bloody Sun (1964) (see # 12) 3. Star ofDanger (1965) 4. The Winds of Darkover (1970) 5.

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575113909

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

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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...
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The Forests of Avalon

The Forests of Avalon

Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley, Diana L. Paxson. Also By Marion Zimmer Bradley Darkover 1. The Planet Savers (1958) 2. The Sword of Aldones (1962) The Bloody Sun (1964) (see # 12) 3. Star ofDanger (1965) 4. The Winds of Darkover (1970) 5.

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575113879

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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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.
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Sword and Sorceress X

Sword and Sorceress X

In these stories written by such masters of the fantasy genre as Mercedes Lackey, Diana Paxson, and Deborah Wheeler, swords, magical spells, and women warriors abound. Original.

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley

Publisher: D A W Books, Incorporated

ISBN: 0886775523

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In these stories written by such masters of the fantasy genre as Mercedes Lackey, Diana Paxson, and Deborah Wheeler, swords, magical spells, and women warriors abound. Original.
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