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Ancestors of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
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Ancestors of Avalon (original 2004; edition 2010)

by Marion Zimmer Bradley (Author)

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2500 years BC, Tiriki, Priestess of Light and of the Earth-goddess Ni-Terat, and her husband Micail, Priest of Light and Prince of the Atlantean state Atharrath, have to save themselves from the destruction of Atlantis and are forced to board different ships to the Isles of Tin (Britain). When they finally reach the British coast, they are far away from each other and they both believe that the other one is dead.… (more)
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Ancestors of Avalon by Diana L. Paxson (2004)

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I loved Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Mists of Avalon". This book is loosely based on her mythology, but since Marion died shortly after "Mists of Avalon" was published, most of the other books attributed to her were written by Diana Paxson. Diana is an OK writer, but it isn't up to the quality of Marion, so that said, this book provides some backstory to "Mists of Avalon". It supposes that the people who founded the mythological Avalon came from world of Atlantis; that they escaped as Atlantis was falling into the sea. It also supposes that the 2 main characters, Micael and Tiriki are the former lives of Merlin and Morgaine in the Camelot era. It describes the creation and fall of Stonehenge and the discovery of the Crystal Caves which are mentioned in the myth of Merlin and Arthur of Camelot. All in all it's an interesting idea and story, but the writing leaves a little to be desired. ( )
  debbie.menzel | Feb 6, 2014 |
I really enjoyed reading Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon by Diana L. Paxson. In this story the combined kingdoms of Atlantis are destroyed by a cataclysm and the survivors must make their way to new lands to preserve their knowledge and traditions. The story kept me engaged despite being slow paced and when it was over it left me craving more. There are more books in the series, but not with the same characters(unless you count reincarnations that aren't even mentioned in the books for the most part). This book is the direct sequel to The Fall of Atlantis and takes place about 30 years later. The Fall of Atlantis was not originally part of the Avalon series, but Ancestors of Avalon connects it to the rest of the series. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical type fantasies with spiritual themes or anyone that is fascinated by the legends of Atlantis and Avalon. ( )
  Kythe42 | Nov 21, 2013 |
Stories good enough, but the poor editing has me wanting to set it aside. Very irritating. Did anyone even read it over before printing copies? ( )
  lensperry | Oct 22, 2011 |
A tedious attempt to blend Atlantis legends, Arthurian legends, Stonehenge legends, ley line theory and reincarnation into a cohesive whole. ( )
  turtlesleap | Oct 4, 2010 |
Quite enjoyable but not to be compared with 'Mists' or 'Atlantis' ( )
  willowcove | Sep 1, 2010 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Diana L. Paxsonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Paxson, Diana L.main authorall editionsconfirmed
Bonhorst, IreneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bradley, Marion ZimmerAutorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holicki, IreneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kuepper, AngelaContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schörnig, HelgaCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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2500 years BC, Tiriki, Priestess of Light and of the Earth-goddess Ni-Terat, and her husband Micail, Priest of Light and Prince of the Atlantean state Atharrath, have to save themselves from the destruction of Atlantis and are forced to board different ships to the Isles of Tin (Britain). When they finally reach the British coast, they are far away from each other and they both believe that the other one is dead.

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