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Recommended this to me after reading Bernard Cornwell s Arthur series also extremely good After reading some reviews I was intrigued by the idea of a eminist King Arthur book I consider myself a eminist although not in the way that I ve seen many eminists define the term I certainly don t intend to engage in a political discussion in this review so I ll just say that I decided to take the chance on this book and was very greatly rewardedIt is true that the women in this book are strong and capable and well worthy of respect and admiration as I believe all women are Having said that all of the characters are so well written and detailed it is difficult to single out any one character as particularly well done The personalities of each character and the growth or regression each experiences is one of the primary attractions of reading anything by the author There were so many twists and turns to the plot that I was emotionally exhausted by the end of the book In a good way thoughI really appreciate a good King Arthur story I also really appreciate literature that elevates Goddess worship This book does both and I came away knowing that I will read the other two books in the series NOTE I believe that there are than three in the series but after the third my understanding is that Diana Paxson took over the writing That isn t to say that those books are any better or worse but that I will A Wedding in Cornwall (Cornwall focusirst on Marion Zimmer Bradley s workI very highly recommend The Mists of Avalon There are so many beautiful parts to the book that I can t imagine anybody disliking itunless the very discussion of a Goddess offends his or her sensibilities Love this book Tells the story so beautifully Japan-Ness in Architecture from a different perspectiveEditinally inished this book again I irst read this in my teens since I was young I d loved the Arthurian legends started when my parents bought me 4 penguin books about King Arthur and his knightsNow I m 51 I Theoretical Anxiety and Design Strategies in the Work of Eight Contemporary Architects found myself re reading it and have to say itelt even profound to me A ew times ound myself tearing up and had to be careful while reading it at work I m a The Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine firefighter and not really prone to shows of raw emotion The story is so beautiful and almost every character is imagined wonderfully The story jumps aboutrom each character but mainly Mograine and always the Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine females Guinevere Elaine Igrain Vivian and Nimue to name aewIt s a must read and even better if you ve already read it as a child and are now Six fully grown with children of your own now As I have just done I heard of this book via anotherictional read that mentioned the holy grailI thought it would be interesting to read this book on Avalon and the legend that is King Arthur his wife Gwen the round table Camelot his knights Lancelet and MorganaineIt is a very long book and took me days to read it It was really intense and at times I had to re read a Bandscheiben-Leiden - Was tun?: Mit den besten bungen fr den Alltag few pages at a time so that I could understand itOverall I enjoyed it but I think that I will have to read it again to understand it a bit which I will doI hope that if you download to read you will enjoy it too I was lookingorward to the book and was really disappointed by the time I d read 36% The main themes seem to be who is lusting after who and Christianity bashing Then I decided to google the author s history to see if she s Christian or not After reading wikipedia I will not Lady Janes Nemesis finish this book or read anything else by this author Marion Zimmer Bradley s Arthurian creation is dreamy deviant dangerous and sometimes just plain oddTheirst installation in her Avalon series The Mists of Avalon A Texas Rangers Family (The Stone Family focuses onamiliar characters r. 101.
Lready gone that route I want to express my overall impressions of this book because the eelings this book evoked caused 10 rereadsThe writing in this book is incredible It sucks you right into the time period and character s minds You really eel you re there with them experiencing everything There is historical accuracy mixed in with iction little elements like clothing and Before You food that are woven throughout the story in a way that s not tedious to read but adds to theeel of the book It s like stepping into a time machine The interpersonal relationships are masterful and you really become part of the story When you think of King Arthur myths this is the type of story you envision One that makes you uestion your beliefs about magic mystery and humanity that in my mind is perfect historical A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 fiction The author poured her heart and soul into this book and it shows on every single pageBottom line it s not a book it s an experience I ve always been a suckeror King Arthur In between my Robin Hood phases as a kid I went through reams of stories about Camelot And in college I happily hiked around the ruins of Tintagel in Cornwall supposedly the place of Arthur s birth But Marion Zimmer Bradley s The Mists of Avalon was something new Blackfrost (Wytch Kings, for me the King Arthur legendrom the perspectives of important women in his life namely Igraine his mother Viviane his eldest aunt Morgause his youngest aunt Gwenhwyfar aka Guinevere his wife and Morgaine aka Morgana his half sisterMorgaine is the main protagonist And unlike in most retellings she s not an evil sorceress Instead she s an initiate of Avalon a mythical island that s home to a sect of Goddess worshippers trying to stave off Christianity s growing influence over Britain Bradley includes the Stupid men jokes familiar love triangle between Arthur Gwenhwyfar and Lancelet aka Lancelot but the contest of religions is the core struggle in The Mists of Avalon Viviane Lady of Avalon when the story begins places Arthur on the throne so that he may serve his Christian and non Christian subjects alike But Gwenhwyfar convinces him to become ever Christian and Viviane and Morgaine consider this conversion a betrayal of the oaths he swore to win the crown In the years thatollow Avalon sets itself against Camelot and grows intolerant in kindNot everyone is as narrow minded about religion however Morgause has little use Workbook for Emergency Care for gods or goddesses while the druidic Merlins plural in this version believe all deities are one Such a diversity of viewpoints is also present in how Bradley portrays the different spheres of influence available to women in her historicalantasy of early Britain In Avalon Morgaine and Viviane lead a matriarchal society In the North Morgause defies convention and rules as a ueen who takes lovers as she wills But in the South Igraine and Gwenhwyfar mostly accept their priests advisements that they should be content to stay in their castles and make children and clothing The Benn Diaries Vol. 2 for their husbandsThe overall story is philosophical than I m used toor a tale of King Arthur It s also slower The Mists of Avalon spans generations and glosses over the usual knightly contests and heroic deeds But if you want a Camelot that makes you think Bradley s seminal work is worth a read This is a culture specific read but it is Macroeconomics full of strong universal spiritual passagesor those who are seeking to read up on esotericspiritualmagical lore For me this book is not Out fiction It is highly insightful and can teach us much about our innate power women in particular Marvellous read could not put it down Relished every word Read it slowly toully take it in. Ippi.
Om Arthurian legend detailing their various rises and The Hero (Thunder Point, falls Bradley models and refashions the legends in her retelling making it distinctly her own in several ways Narrative perspective this isamously a Longarm and the Dynamite Damsel (Longarm, feminist perspective on a story traditionally dominated by knights and uests The narrative isramed by Morgaine s irst person retrospective narration while the rest is told in irst person The story begins with Igraine Arthur s mother long before the Round Table was ever installed in the hall even before Arthur s conception Character interpretation Bradley also re casts the two most notorious women of the story Morgaine commonly known as Morgan le Fay and Gwenhyfar Guinevere Morgaine is the story s heroine who drives the plot s action as she moves through the major settings of the book The Eight Human Talents from the magical pagan isle of Avalon to Arthur s court at Camelot and even toairyland Gwenhyfar is less sympathetically portrayed as a close minded pious devout Christian who struggles to reconcile her A Vacation with the Lord faith with her sinful passionor LanceletThis is an extremely long book clocking in at over 1000 pages so it s uite a commitment to The Internet and Democratic Citizenship finish Despite being a slow burner much of this book doesn t drag at all as it offers the reader aascinating insight into the characters lives over the decades propelled throughout by a melodic haunting and mystical writing styleThe Mists of Avalon covers the personal political and spiritual characters passions and wants are inextricably entwined with religious upheaval and the machinations of the royal court The decline of the pagan religion and rise of Christianity is a prevalent theme one on which most of the characters relationships whether those of passion love or Mr. Wuffles! fuelled by animosity hingeUnfortunately I think the novel s major weakness is the end This lengthy tome puts up a goodight but loses momentum in the last Cool Women few hundred pages as events become and ridiculous I lost sympathyor the character who I loved and rooted Ravens Gate (The Power of Five: The Graphic Novels, for Morgaine which made me much disengaged with the story itselfThe climactic ending which isoreshadowed Disintegration of Alan from as early as the Prologue deserved page time and the main villain of the story should have received development and insight into hisher motives no spoilers This lack of understanding made theinal events less satisfying and richUltimately the uality of the end made me relieved that I had Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles, finallyinished this especially as it took me over a month to read it It s a shame as Murder in the Dark (Ishmael Jones, for much of this audiobook s 50 hours I was under its spellNote Davina Porter narrates the audiobook and she is truly excellent her voice is compelling rich and sophisticated and she effectively gives the wide cast of characters their own voice I love this book the story is intriguing and toldrom the Unnützes Wissen für Gamer female perspective so uite differentrom other Arthurian tales However having lent out my copy and the recipient losing it i was gifted with this The publishers should be ashamed the paper is of poor uality actual Jesus Hates Zombies feel is like izal toilet paperthe book is smaller but thickerthis means the type is so small its unreadable even with reading glasses its to much of a struggle everything is so tightI am so disappointed and now on the lookoutor an older better copy I am a voracious book reader Almost to the point of obsession I have thousands in all different genres and SAHM I Am formats This book is in my top 5 all timeavorite books ever which says a lot Do yourself a Rowenas Key (The Golden Key Chronicles, favor though and get a hardcover copy it add to the experience DFor my review I won t get into the actual story line or historicacts VS mythology and iction many reviewers have 9 sh.
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Marion Zimmer. BRADLEY ñ 4 review
Marion Zimmer was born in Albany NY on June 3 1930 and married Robert Alden Bradley in 1949 Mrs Bradley received her BA in 1964 from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene Texas then did graduate work at the University of California Berkeley from 1965 67She was a science fictionfantasy fan from her middle teens but wrote only for school magazines and fanzines until 1952 when she sold her first professional short story to VORTEX SCIENCE FICTION She wrote everything from science fiction to Gothics but is probably best known for her Darkover novelsIn addition to her novels Mrs Bradley edited many magazines amateur and professional including Marion Zimmer Bradleys FANTASY Magazine which she started in 1988 She also edited an annual anthology called SWORD AND SORCERESS for DAW BooksOver the years she turned to fantasy; THE HOUSE BETWEEN THE WORLDS was fantasy undiluted She wrote a best selling novel of the women in the Arthurian legends Morgan Le Fay the Lady of the Lake and others entitled MISTS OF AVALON and she also wrote THE FIREBRAND a novel about the women of the Trojan War Her historical fantasy novels THE FOREST HOUSE and LADY OF AVALON are preuels to MISTS OF AVALONShe died in Berkeley California on September 25 1999 four days after suffering a major heart attack She was survived by her brother Leslie Zimmer; her sons David Bradley and Mark Greyland; her daughter Moira Greyland; and her grandchildren