Release on 2013-03-29 | by Diana L. Paxson,Marion Zimmer Bradley
Author: Diana L. Paxson,Marion Zimmer Bradley
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Marion Zimmer Bradley's legendary saga of Avalon's extraordinary women continues with a tale of fiery visions, a lost king, and a forthcoming destiny... A boy raised in secret after traitors kill his parents will return to Avalon-and when he does, he'll be faced with a formidable task: to prove his worth as a son of the kings and priestesses of his land and lead his followers to victory, wielding the newly-forged sword Excalibur.
Marion Zimmer Bradley's legendary saga of Avalon's extraordinary women continues with a tale of fiery visions, a lost king, and a forthcoming destiny... Epic in its sweep and peopled by the remarkable women who have always inhabited Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon expands the legendary saga that has enchanted millions of readers over the years and is sure to please Bradley's loyal readership and anyone who loves wonderfully told stories of history, myth, and fantasy. A boy raised in secret after traitors kill his parents will return to Avalon-and when he does, he'll be faced with a formidable task: to prove his worth as a son of the kings and priestesses of his land and lead his followers to victory, wielding the newly-forged sword Excalibur.
In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot's court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king's rise and schemed for his fall. From their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies, we follow these women and the diverse cast of characters that surrounds them as the great Arthurian epic unfolds stunningly before us. As Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur's kingdom, as the Knights of the Round Table take on their infamous quest, as Merlin and Viviane wield their magics for the future of Old Britain, the Isle of Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory, until the fissure between old and new worlds' and old and new religions' claims its most famous victim.
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Twenty-six original stories by female authors, including Diana Paxson, Deborah Wheeler, and Elisabeth Waters, feature strong female protagonists who use their magic and their courage to confront dangers in fantastic realms. Original.
Lew Alton was returning to Darkover - returning at the command of men who had once been all too glad to see him leave. For Lew, a Darkovan on his father's side, and a Terran on his mother's, had always walked between two worlds, accused by each of belonging to the other, and trusted by neither. Yet Lew alone had the power to understand both worlds and to save them from each other's unknown forces. That was the reason he had returned at last - armed with the legendary sword of the Sharra matrix, whose destiny was to cross forces with the equally mystic Sword of Aldones in one mighty battle that would decide Darkover's fate . . .
Release on 2004 | by Marion Zimmer Bradley,Diana L. Paxson
Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley,Diana L. Paxson
Pubpsher: D A W Books, Incorporated
Featuring contributions by Diana L. Paxson, Rosemary Edghill, and Leslie Fish, among others, a powerful collection of original stories introduces a heroic cast of brave, strong-willed, and fiercely independant female characters, including a girl who penetrates the male-dominated world of magic. Original
Marion Zimmer Bradley is best known for her science fantasy series set in the Darkover universe and as the author of 'The Mists of Avalon.' A World Fantasy Award winner, her fiction is both memorable and powerful. This collection includes four novels and eleven short stories that helped make Bradley's reputation as one of the best writers the science fiction and fantasy field ever produced. 200,000 words and more than 500 pages of top notch science fiction and fantasy. Included are: 'Falcons of Narabedla,' 'Death Between the Stars,' 'The Dark Intruder,' 'The Door Through Space,' 'Black & White,' 'Treason of the Blood,' 'Jackie Sees a Star,' 'The Planet Savers,' 'The Stars Are Waiting,' 'Exiles of Tomorrow,' 'The Colors of Space,' 'The Crime Therapist,' 'Year of the Big Thaw,' 'The Wild One,' 'The Wind People.'
The great epic of Darkover did not begin with the Terrans' arrival. For in those years, the power of the matrix was first learned--and misused in a power struggle that could have made Darkover a duplicate of Terra.