Marion Zimmer Bradley

Marion Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, and science fantasy novels. She is best known for her 'Darkover' series and for the 'Mists of Avalon', a retelling of the Arthurian legends from the perspective of the female characters. Her work is noted for its feminist perspective and for its influence on modern fantasy literature.


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  1. 1. The Mists of Avalon

    This novel reimagines the Arthurian legends from the perspectives of the women involved. It centers around Morgaine, Arthur's half-sister, who is a priestess of Avalon, and Gwenhwyfar, Arthur's queen. The story explores their roles in the political and spiritual conflicts that arise as Christianity begins to replace the old pagan ways. It delves into themes of love, loyalty, and power, while offering a fresh take on a classic tale.