Mists of Avalon, The

Marion Zimmer Bradley
A Literary Guild Featured AlternateHere is the magical legend of King Arthur, vividly retold through the eyes and lives of the women who wielded power from behind the throne. A spellbinding novel, an extraordinary literary achievement, THE MISTS OF AVALON will stay with you for a long time to come....


Reviewed: 2021-04-14
I read this book way back in high school and while I may enjoy it more at the age I am now, I remember it being very long and involved. It took me a very long time to read it, being as that I was interested, but it didn't hold my attention like some books do.
Reviewed: 2020-09-20
I'd forgotten a lot of this story, so this time through was like reading it for the first time. This book remains one of my favorites. Not because of the writing, or the plot/pace (it flounders a bit towards the end) but because it tells a story that endures at the heart of my inner life and truth.
Reviewed: 2015-10-31
I tried, but couldn't do it. Maybe I'll try again, but it didn't catch my interest in the least.

edited summer 2009. I learned something new - while I couldn't drag myself through the paper version, the audio version is pretty good. I also learned that the collection of these audios at the public library are damaged so badly as to be completely unuseable. Drat it all.

Added Winter, 2010. I learned something else new - this has to be one of the most god-awful books ever written. I'm close to half way through this hideous tale and I've yet to discover a plot or one single personality in the whole thing. The characters are absolutely paper-dolls in their depth and development and all the women seem to do is whine. If this is your view of feminism, then you can have it!

Off to find a different Arthurian Legend - can't do this one.
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