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Ravens of Avalon (2007)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670038709, Hardcover)Discover the dawn of the mythical legend of Avalon in the long-awaited prequel to Marion Zimmer Bradley’s The Forest House
Diana L. Paxson expands Marion Zimmer Bradley’s beloved and bestselling Avalon series in a dramatic new installment. Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Ravens of Avalon is the prequel to The Forest House and tells the story of the Roman conquest of Britain and the origin of the Forest House that preceded the return to Avalon.
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. In rage, Boudica raises the British tribes and nearly succeeds in driving the Romans from Britain, claiming a place in history. Lhiannon survives and becomes the guardian of the Druid traditions in the new Roman Britannia as high priestess of the Forest House.
Epic in its sweep and peopled by the remarkable women who have always inhabited Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Ravens 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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"With Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of Avalon, longtime collaborator Diana L. Paxson expands Marion Zimmer Bradley's beloved and bestselling Avalon series in a new installment." "The death of a king and the encroachment of Rome herald times of great change for the tribes of Britannia. Woven into this saga of conquest and betrayal are the stories of two very different women, both of whom will come to play a significant role in the future of Avalon. Boudica, a strong-willed and defiant Celtic princess, is sent to the isle of Mona as a young woman to learn the ways of the Druids. It is there that she first meets Lhiannon, the serene and powerful priestess who becomes her mentor and dearest friend." "When Rome invades, Lhiannon joins the Druids, devoting her powers to the fight, while Boudica marries Prasutagos, a king who has accepted the empire's rule to keep his people safe. But when he dies, the Romans brutalize Boudica and her daughters. In rage, Queen Boudica raises the British tribes and nearly succeeds in driving the Romans from Britain, claiming a place in history. Lhiannon, a warrior in her own way, survives years of conflict, with Rome and within herself, to become the guardian of the Druid traditions in the new Roman Britain as high priestess of the Forest House."--BOOK JACKET.
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