Avalon

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,099 ratings

The Mists of Avalon Publisher's Summary

A posthumous recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Marion Zimmer Bradley reinvented - and rejuvenated - the King Arthur mythos with her extraordinary Mists of Avalon series. In this epic work, Bradley follows the arc of the timeless tale from the perspective of its previously marginalized female characters: Celtic priestess Morgaine, Gwenhwyfar, and High Priestess Viviane.

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  • Book 1

    • The Mists of Avalon

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 50 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,747
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,760

    A posthumous recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Marion Zimmer Bradley reinvented - and rejuvenated - the King Arthur mythos with her extraordinary Mists of Avalon series. In this epic work, Bradley follows the arc of the timeless tale from the perspective of its previously marginalized female characters: Celtic priestess Morgaine, Gwenhwyfar, and High Priestess Viviane.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Must Listen Tome

    • By GH on 08-08-15

    Regular price: $48.99

  • Book 2

    • The Forest House

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    She was Eilan, the daughter of a Druidic warleader and gifted with visions. In a land struggling to survive both Roman conquerors and her own people's enemies, surely fate had marked her to become a priestess of the Forest House. But first Eilan had chosen a different, forbidden path - to love Gaius, a soldier of mixed blood among the legions sent to subdue her country. So she must hide a terrible secret when she is anointed as the new High Priestess.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Re-recorded and highly effective

    • By A. Sentoni on 10-26-10

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 3

    • Lady of Avalon

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    Through the generations the women of Avalon prepare for the coming of the Defender, the sacred king who will guard the old ways of the Britons and save their land from destruction. On the holy isle of Avalon, hidden in the mists between the world of Faerie and the world of men, they wait. For High Priestess Caillean, facing the Roman foe, salvation comes not through victory, but bitter sacrifice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two very interesting stories

    • By A. Sentoni on 02-10-11

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 4

    • Priestess of Avalon

    • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley, Diane L. Paxson
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    When a British princess falls in love with a Roman officer destined for imperial greatness, their forbidden desire exacts an unexpected price: banishment from Avalon. Journeying outside the enchanted isle, Helena grows from maiden to mother to wisewoman, experiencing both joy---with the birth of her child---and loss, when politics forces her lover to choose between the Empire and her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing as always

    • By Dahlia on 12-31-14

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon

    • Avalon Series #5
    • By: Diana L. Paxson
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Tiriki is a Guardian of the Light, but she has grown up in the shadow of the curse of Atlantis. Graceful and gifted, she is the beloved wife and partner of Micail, a spiritual leader and prince. But when disaster divides them, she must find her own path in a new land, and the world she discovers could change her innermost desires forever. Will she find Micail?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Entry in the Series

    • By Carol on 04-23-11

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 6

    • Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of Avalon

    • A Novel
    • By: Diana L. Paxson
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of Avalon follows the journey of Boudica, a Celtic princess, and Lhiannon, a priestess who is Boudica's mentor on the Druid isle. When the Romans conquer Britain, Lhiannon fights them, while Boudica is married to a king who has surrendered. Theirs is a great love story, but when he dies, the Romans brutalize her and her daughters.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Painful

    • By Anastacia on 01-22-08

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 7

    • Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon

    • By: Diana L. Paxson
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than I expected

    • By Debra Clark on 06-06-12

    Regular price: $27.99