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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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Synopsis:

Before the legend of Arthur and Camelot, there was Avalon, a beautiful island of golden vales and silver mists. In this prequel to "The Mists of Avalon," three powerful priestesses shape the destiny of Roman Britain, as they fight to regain the magic and traditions of a glorious past.

About the Author

Marion Zimmer was born in Albany, NY, on June 3, 1930, and married Robert Alden Bradley in 1949. Mrs. Bradley received her B.A. 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 Science Fiction. She wrote everything from science fiction to Gothics, but is probably best known for her Darkover novels.

In addition to her novels, Mrs. Bradley edited many magazines, amateur and professional, including Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, which she started in 1988. She also edited an annual anthology called Sword and Sorceress for DAW Books.

Over the years she turned more to fantasy; The House Between the Worlds, although a selection of the Science Fiction Book Club, was "fantasy undiluted". She wrote a novel of the women in the Arthurian legends — Morgan Le Fay, the Lady of the Lake, and others — entitled Mists of Avalon, which made the NY Times best seller list both in hardcover and trade paperback, and she also wrote The Firebrand, a novel about the women of the Trojan War. Her historical fantasy novels, The Forest House, Lady of Avalon, Mists of Avalon are prequels to Priestess of Avalon

She 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 Patrick Breen; her daughter, Moira Stern; and her grandchildren.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451456526
Author:
Bradley, Marion Zimmer
Publisher:
Roc
Author:
Bradley, Marion Zimmer
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Visionary & metaphysical
Subject:
Arthurian romances
Subject:
Historical - Arthurian
Subject:
Arthurian romances -- Adaptations.
Subject:
Lady of the Lake
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Avalon
Series Volume:
RP-563
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.04 x 6 x 1.07 in 1.12 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Before the legend of Arthur and Camelot, there was Avalon, a beautiful island of golden vales and silver mists. In this prequel to "The Mists of Avalon," three powerful priestesses shape the destiny of Roman Britain, as they fight to regain the magic and traditions of a glorious past.
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