Synopses & Reviews
A new age is coming...The King will come...and he will rule forever in Avalon.
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.
"Bradley here combines romance, rich historical detail, magical dazzlements, grand adventure and feminist sentiments into the kind of novel her fans have been yearning for." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review
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
Bestselling author Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930-1999) wrote The Mists of Avalon, Lady of Avalon, and The Firebrand, as well as the immensely popular Darkover series.Rosalyn Landor has worked as an actress since the age of seven, both in Europe and the United States. She is an Audie Award nominee and winner, and she has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards. Rosalyn has also been chosen by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice of 2009 and 2010.