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The women who wielded power from behind the throne A spellbinding novel an extraordin. This is my favourite book about the Arthurian legend and I have read possibly than 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 TableMorgaine 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 Morgaine in such a way that she comes across as a reliable narrator She is not a fanatic but I can feel that she is a good judge of characters and I can relate to her In stark contrast to her stands Gwenhwyfar the only character in the book that can be described as a snooze fest With her obssessive views about religion her lack of education she is so irritatingAnd of course her actions are far away from what she names as Christian love and we all know that she is a hypocriteThe male characters are the heroes we have come to know from the Arthurian myths Arthur is Arthur clever and willing but weak in judgment and in spirit I never liked Lancelot much and in Marion Zimmer Bradley s version he is even unsympathetic Mordred s voice comes across strong and clear voicing desperation and rage against the neglect of his parents and the manner he was begotten asking for what he feels is his by right I must confess I ve always sided with Mordred in every version of the myth I have come across Two very interesting male characters besides Mordred are Accolon and Kevin the BardIn my opinion what makes this novel so powerful is its ending It depicts completion the way life comes full circle and the fact that we may give different names to people and places and elements in our lives but most of the times we all mean the same thing fighting over thin air really

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Here is the magical legend of King Arthur vividly retold through the eyes and lives of. In 2007 I joined Goodreads and wrote reviews of some of the books that had most transformed me as a reader I have since over the years taken an absurd amount of geek pride that my review of this book is I think the most popular one And for everyone writing GET OVER YOURSELF in the comments as a response to my using my own little corner of the internet to tell a story about how my life as a writer and a Catholic and a woman was shaped by this book there were a dozen other women responding OH MY GOD ARE YOU ME I love that I love this weird little internet mini community we ve built out of being weirdo outcast girls who felt inspired and empowered by this book about a weirdo outcast girl who becomes a raging badass And then today I read this this this this about twenty Every consumer of art gets to decide for themselves how much the life of the artist matters to them Sometimes brilliant creative geniuses are assholes Sometimes they re criminals Sometimes that makes a difference to how you read their work Sometimes it doesn t The words of twenty six year old me pouring forth my passionate love for MZB s words remain untouched and unedited below Because that story of how I fell in love with that book as a child is still a true story I haven t decided whether I will re read this book again whether I will keep it or get rid of it knowing the things I know now about the woman who wrote it And I m not telling you what you should do But MZB s daughter says out loud not only that her mother abused her but that part of the reason she hid that abuse was because of MZB s status in the SFF community as a champion of women Because she didn t think anyone would believe her Because this is an important feminist work Because her mother s fans would be angry at her for accusing their icon of such horrors And I won t be complicit in that Claire Willett June 27 2014ORIGINAL REVIEW BELOWYou have to be a particular kind of girl to fall in love with this book the way I did You have to be in the sixth grade a freakishly precocious reader whose beloved sixth grade teacher brings a box of her ten favorite books to class and sets them up on the chalkboard and leaves them there for weeks for you to look at including one HUGE book that looks like it s a billion pages long with some cool fairy priestess chick on a horse on the cover You have to have grown up reading King Arthur stories and LOVE the movie The Sword In the Stone You have to be so hopelessly nerdy that you would rather sit on the side of the playground reading than play kickball never mind how much the other kids make fun of you about it You have to be Catholic enough to understand the mentality of the occasionally hateful Christian characters in the book as well as to be baffled and perplexed by all the sexuality which will make a number of plot elements only make sense to you when you re read the book as a college student and go Ohhhhh Now I get it You have to be the kind of girl who loves and relates to the plain outcast Morgaine who is treated as a freak has to learn how to rely on herself alone You have to hate the shallow blonde princesses even when they seem like they might be kind of nice people and always root for the feisty brunette You have to be a fantasy geek who LOVES any book with swordfighting magic princesses and doomed romance You have to be patient enough to read 800 pages that cover one woman s entire lifetime from before her birth to old old age You have to come to the end of the book and secretly wish that despite your religious conviction in your Catholic upbringing Britain had never been Christianized and we were all still witches You have to secretly wish you belonged to a mystical female cult where you had to have a blue crescent moon tattooed on your forehead You have to wish you knew how to ride a horse in a dress and look majestic instead of falling off every time you were forced onto a horse at camp or on vacation and now you hate them and they scare you


10 thoughts on “The Mists of Avalon

  1. says:

    In 2007 I joined Goodreads and wrote reviews of some of the books that had most transformed me as a reader I have since over the years taken an absurd amount of geek pride that my review of this book is I think the most popular one And for ever

  2. says:

    Good lord I haven't ever hated a book as much as this oneI picked up The Mists of Avalon because I really love

  3. says:

    My final book of 2017 I did not

  4. says:

    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 ❤️

  5. says:

    This is my favourite book about the Arthurian legend and I have read possibly than 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 Arth

  6. says:

    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 uick before the next

  7. says:

    Y'all need to tell me when I start reading a book by a child rapist At least I only made it 85 pages before figuring out this was that author warning the later paragraphs of this post turn homophobic

  8. says:

    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 mal

  9. says:

    My favorite fantasy novel written by a serial rapist and child abuser Now that I think about it I'm interested to remember that the person who recommended it to me was also a big fan of Nietzsche

  10. says:

    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

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