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Trailer ✓ The Mists of Avalon PDF by ✓ Marion Zimmer Bradley There is no such thing as a true tale Truth has many faces and the truth is like to the old road to Avalon it depends on your own will, and your own thoughts, whither the road will take you Again, I feel the need to put my thoughts down about some of the books that changed my life and made me into the guy I am.
Those who know me just one tiny bit also know that The Lord of the Rings is my favourite book ever Go a little bit deeper, and you also know that Frank Herbert s Dune is high up on my list of all time favourites The point is that those two books were the first real fantasy books using the term loosely here I read in my life But in reality I have a holy trinity of fantasy books from my childhood The three books that made me love fantasy in the first place and go to explore other worlds and the magic between the pages of masterpieces.
I ve already confessed my undyi This is my favourite book about the Arthurian legend and I have read possiblythan I can remember Marion Zimmer Bradley succeeded in breathing new life into the Arthurian saga, and at the same time, she didn t step too far away from the spirit of it Placing the emphasis on the fascinating female characters that shaped the fate of Arthur and of Camelot, she created a monumental work that is now the basis on which most of us rate the works about King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
Morgaine is our eyes and ears in The Mists of Avalon It is through her perspective that we come to know Igraine, her mother, Gorlois, her father, Uther, Arthur, Gwenhwyfar, Morgause, Merlin, Vivianne, Lancelot, and all the other well known figures of the Arthurian Tales Is our perspective limited since we get to see the story mostly through her eyes In my opinion, no, because the writer has created Here 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 My final book of 2017 I did not think I would finish it before the end of the year I started it back on October 1st and it was slow going I often found myself not reading it for days at a time It really wasn t capturing my interest But, with a week to go in 2017 and about 300 or so pages left, I buckled down and finished it at around 8 15 on December 31st You might think that my opinion of this book will not be stellar considering it was slow going About a week ago when I committed to finishing it before the end of the year that was where I thought it would end up, too However, the story really came together for me and I actually quite enjoyed the storytelling It is indeed a large book and quite a commitment, but if you love fantasy and Arthurian legend, it is worth checking out.
In some of my discussions with my book friends we were trying to f The Arthur myth from the point of view of Morgaine le Fay, pagan priestess Supposedly a feminist take on the old legends There is one main problem with this approach let s face it, women s lives in the dark ages were pretty boring And rather than break out of this mold with strong female characters, Bradley talks a lot about spinning, weaving, and having babies The female characters are either contemptible or irritating, or both The male characters are cardboard Arthur is as heroic as a limp dishrag, Merlin just an old man sitting in his rocking chair The pagan Christian thing is overwrought and shrill, devolving mostly into interminable theological debates between characters that cover the same ground over and over and over again.
A lot of things irritated me about this book, but nothingthan the simple lack of a compelling narrative construction Noth OK I admit, when I told my college Arthurian Lit professor that I d read and enjoyed this book, he proceeded to give me a quick before the next class comes in lecture about how Marion Zimmer Bradley s interpretation skewed wildly from the genre.
But I don t care It s a difficult book long and utterly depressing, but it takes the first in depth look at both women and the pagan Celtic religion of Britain, which Christianity usurped around that time Evil sorceress Morgan Le Fay is transfered into multi faceted Morgaine, a woman deeply committed to her family, especially her aunt, Viviane, half brother, Arthur, and cousin, Lancelet Gwenhyfar, the simpering Christian princess, was my least favorite, but even she had some complexity, an unhappy childhood, inferiority complex made worse by her bareness, and obvious jealousy issues with Morgaine concerning the womens relationships w My favorite fantasy novel written by This is one of the few books that I hate I m a feminist and I love King Arthur stories and The Mists of Avalon makes me vaguely nauseous I read the whole thing hoping it would get better, and it didn t, though there are a few good bits Overall I found it offensive to the Arthurian legends, to history, and to women, and being a 15 year old girl who liked fantasy novels did nothing to change this opinion.
Good lord, I haven t ever hated a book as much as this one.
I picked up The Mists of Avalon because I really love Nordic myths, and usually any stories about King Arthur Everyone seems to adore this book even my librarian told me that this was a really good Arthurian tale Well, it s not It s horrible.
First, let me say how turned off I was by all the bashing and hating there was of Christianity And I m saying this as the atheist that I am I don t believe in God, yet that doesn t mean I am not bothered by the unnecessary, and often narrow minded hate towards a religion That s all there was in the first 150 pages, and it was a very recurring theme throughout the book As if having one stupid priest wasn t enough, the author just had to fit in sev Hmmm, I would like to see the mini series to this book I felt it was a good book although it did get boring at times or maybe it was just me I loved reading about the history The most I have ever known about Arthur and the gang was through my show, Merlin The ending was really sad to me But it was excellent as well, if that makes any sense Happy Reading Mel