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THE MISTRESS OF AVALON

During her fourty-year writing career, best-selling author Marion Zimmer Bradley mined the rich legenday and lore of English cultural history, creating such masterworks as THE MISTS OF AVALON, and the Darkover series. Now, many of the top writers who were drawn to the fantasy genre by the power of Marion's writing, join together to honor her classic themes.

From Merlin's defeat of Vortigern as seen through the eyes of a young woman, to a completely fresh take on Guinevere's love, honor, and sacrifice, to an honorable young knight who finds his search for the Grail far different and more personally painful than he expected--here are Arthurian tales told with a new twist, stories of pre-Roman Britain when the pagan Goddess still reigned, and medieval conflicts between Christianity and Celtic gods.

Join Melanie Rawn, Jennifer Roberson, Diana L. Paxton, Judith Tarr, Katharine Kurtz, Esther Friesner, Laura Resnick, Dave Wolverton and their fellow spell-weavers in twenty original tales which capture that special magic which makes Marion Zimmer Bradley the compelling and talented storyteller she is!

Edited by Jennifer Roberson

Cover Art by John Jude Pallencar

First Printing: June 1997


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