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Lady of Avalon
by Marion Zimmer Bradley | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Marieka of Den Haag, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on 3/17/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by Marieka from Den Haag, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, March 17, 2007

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Description
Bradley's sensational Arthurian fantasy, The Mists of Avalon (1982), could never have a sequel, not if Bradley wanted to keep women's power as the main theme, because after Camelot, you will recall, things went steadily downhill. So she retreated and wrote The Forest House (1994), a prequel about the struggle between native Celts and invading Romans in Avalon's home world.

This sequel to House and prequel to Mists is set close enough to Arthurian times for such important figures as Merlin and Vivianne to appear, yet far enough before them to allow Bradley's imagination ample scope. In it, three characters capable of reincarnation--a priestess, a mother, and a son--appear in similar relationships in episodes set at the turn of the first to the second century A.D., the end of the third century, and the middle of the fifth century. In each time, Avalon is threatened; the mystic isle survives, of course, but only through sacrifice. Bradley's women are, as usual, strong and vibrant, but never before has she so effectively depicted the heroic male.

About the Author
Marion Zimmer Bradley began her distinguished book publishing career in 1961 with her first novel, The Door Through Space. The following year she wrote the first book in her hugely popular Darkover series, Sword of Aldones, which soon became a Hugo Award nominee. Bradley's novel The Forbidden Tower was also nominated for a Hugo, and The Heritage of Hastur was nominated for an esteemed Nebula Award.

The Mists of Avalon was the single most successful novel of Bradley's career. It won the 1984 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel and has been among the top five trade paperback books on Locus's bestseller list for years. Ms. Bradley died in 1999. 


Journal Entry 2 by Marieka at Figaro Coffee Company, 160 Xingye Lu in Shanghai, Shanghai China on Saturday, April 21, 2007

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Released 10 yrs ago (4/21/2007 UTC) at Figaro Coffee Company, 160 Xingye Lu in Shanghai, Shanghai China

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(To be) released at the Shanghai BookCrossers monthly meet-up*.

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*The Shanghai BookCrossers group has informal meet-ups for avid readers in Shanghai, where we talk & swap books. We meet on the third Saturday of each month at 2pm at Figaro Coffee Company (unless otherwise announced). Joining in is free, fun and easy. For more information: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/shanghaibxers/ 


Journal Entry 3 by pjmmcd from Austin, Texas USA on Saturday, April 21, 2007

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Journal Entry 5 by pjmmcd at House of Flour @ Shanghai Legend, ZhangJiang Metro in Pudong, Shanghai China on Wednesday, May 09, 2007

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Released 10 yrs ago (5/10/2007 UTC) at House of Flour @ Shanghai Legend, ZhangJiang Metro in Pudong, Shanghai China

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