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The Mists of Avalon Summary
Marion Zimmer Bradley

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The Mists of Avalon Summary

Plot Summary

The Mists of Avalon is an epic tale of love, loyalty, betrayal, kingship, and magic. It takes place over several decades and two generations. It tells the fabled tale of Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. Taking a different view from the legend, it is told from the perspective of the women of Avalon. These powerful women use their magic and their wiles to fulfill the will of the Goddess and place a king on the throne of Britain, as well as later take him down from it.

Every event in the story is laced with some element of magic. As the Lady of the Lake seeks to place Uther Pendragon on the throne as the High King, she upsets the lives of many. Those such as Igraine, who are living quiet lives, are thrown into the fray as part of the master plan. Igraine gives...

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