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Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon | [Diana L. Paxson]

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2009 The Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Trust and Diana L. Paxson; (P)2009 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Along with other titles in the series, this will appeal to lovers of Arthurian and Celtic fantasy as well as fans of Bradley and Paxson." (Library Journal)

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    Judi Milwaukie, Oregon, OR, United States 01-26-10
    Judi Milwaukie, Oregon, OR, United States 01-26-10
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    "Sword of Avalon Audible version"

    I have read several books in the Bradley/Paxson "Avalon" series I have found them a fast read only about 400 pages. The book describes in detail how Excalibur, the Sword of Avalon, was crafted -- one of the first swords to be crafted in bronze rather than steel. It opens with the The book is the classic tale of a boy raised in excile comes back as the king of kings and leads his people to victory. The book contains two romances the boy and a priestess he was raised with at Avalon and the blacksmith who adopted the boy and the old Pristess of Avalon. It was quite a good book but it lacked Marion Zimmer Bradly's touch of magic and genius in writing.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Debra W. Haven, UT, USA 06-06-12
    Debra W. Haven, UT, USA 06-06-12 Member Since 2008
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    I bought this book because it was on sale and my son is kind of a Fan of Arthurian stories, I didnt really expect much, I have never been interested. To my surprise I liked the story it was entertaining, I found that I enjoyed the characters, that they were more complex than I expected. The story moved along smartly and didnt lull the way some fantasy can. When I began the book I thought the narrator sounded a little old for the part she read, but I think she grew on me and whithin an hour enjoyed the narration. But I read theis at work and it kept my attention and was quite entertaining.

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    Michael Diamond Bar, CA, United States 08-15-10
    Michael Diamond Bar, CA, United States 08-15-10 Member Since 2007
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    "A disappointment"

    I enjoy the Sword & Sorcery genre from the mighty thews of Conan to the magic of MZB. But this book lacks the thunder of the first and the character and plot development of the latter. The narration was very good. It is too bad the narrator did not have better material with which to work. It was a disappointment and I shall not explore this author any further.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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