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Priestess of Avalon Priestess Of Avalon Tells The Story Of The British Princess Eilan, Known To The Romans As Helena Helena S Journey Begins In Avalon When She Falls In Love With A Roman Officer Destined For Imperial Greatness But She Will Find That Forbidden Love Comes At An Unexpected Cost She Is Banished From Avalon We Follow Helena As She Grows From Maiden To Mother To Wisewoman, Experiencing Both Joy, With The Birth Of Her Child, And Loss, When Politics Will Force Her Lover To Choose Between Her And The Empire But When Her Son Constantine Becomes Emperor She Slowly Discovers That Her Role Has Gone Far Beyond That Of The Traditional Mother Helena Finds Herself At The Center Of A Crucial Turning Point In Western History As She Seeks A Way To Bridge The Pagan World Of The Goddess And The New Christian Empire And, As Empress Mother, Helena Embarks On A Pilgrimage To The Holy Land To Find The Truth That Transcends Both The Old Religion And The New BOOK JACKET.

10 thoughts on “Priestess of Avalon

  1. says:

    Begun by Marion Zimmer Bradley and finished by Diana L Paxon, Priestess of Avalon is the story of Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great.It is historical fantasy The book swirls with goddesses, priestesses, druids, and faeries.Though part of a series, it isn t necessary to have read the others Each one pretty...

  2. says:

    I d give this book three and a half stars I liked it well enough and it was well written but for me, it lacked some of the magic that made The Mists of Avalon such a fantastic book Don t get me wrong, I m not saying this book is bad, it is not It simply didn t enage and inspire me the same way as Mists did Here we follow the live story of Eilan, the daughter of one of the tribe s king s daughter, who is send to Avalon but later will become the mother of Constantine, the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity The book spans than 70 years, so some passages are only skimmed over, some people only fleetingly mentioned Constantine remains a distant figure, which I found a bit sad, as so much of the action resolves around him You could say, this it only understandable as Eilean his other doesn t really know her son, who was sent away to be trained at the Emperor s court when he was still a boy Maybe I didn t like this book as...

  3. says:

    As hist rias de Marion Bradley tem sempre o poder de fazer nos mergulhar noutro tempo Desta vez levou nos ao tempo de Const ncio e Constantino Avalon um lugar real na minha imagina o Uma terra m gica em que todos os Deuses s o permitidos Helena uma das ltimas sacerdotisas de Avelon, que preserva as tradi es pag s e tanta unir se aos crist os.O seu filho, o imperador Constantino foi o respons vel pela lei que permitiu a liberdade religiosa Os crist os j n o foram perseguidos Mas foi o in cio do fim do paganismo E Constantino deixa se influenciar pela sua mulher, e mata seu filho Crispo O verdadeiro herdeiro de Avalon N o compreendi se Const ncio amava de facto Helena, ou s a adorava como sacerdotisa Pois n o deixou que ela estivesse ao seu lado quando reinou o imp rio Como sempre as personagens femininas destacam se Para al m de Helena, Lena e Maria s o outras...

  4. says:

    Recently I read Priestess of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Diane Paxton I picked it up somewhere months ago in a bargain book stack, and from a purely critical standpoint that s pretty much all it s worth While The Mists of Avalon still stands out as one of my all time favorites I ve actually read the thing twice, which is rare for me , the sequels and prequels to that book are generally thin on plot and character and just leave a lot to be desired.But I loved the book anyway Given the setting and themes, ancient Britain, priestesses of the goddess, magic love and mayhem , how could I not But beyond even that, there was something in the narration of this book that really struck a chord.It is apparently one of if not the last of MZB s projects she died shortly thereafter and this is evident in the voice of Elena, the heroine of Priestess as she looks over her life as lover, mother, and woman She talks about how we are reflections of Her in all our guises, and how yet there really is no Her, only us, only each other she talks about the connection we have to our children, through our bodies and our souls, and how yet they are perfect strangers to us with no obligation there were passages that brought me to tears I don t know if MZB s philosophy was voiced this strongly in the other books, or if I am only picking up on it because of where I am in my life.Either...

  5. says:

    After having read Mists and then the Lady of Avalon, I went next to the Firebrand which I didn t particularly find myself liking though it did strengthen my beliefs in the Goddess But when I started Priestess I thought, okay, here we go, will this make me happy or just frustrated The beginning was everything that I had loved of Bradley s other novels, teachings on Avalon and the study discovery of the ancient mysteries of the Goddess As it split when Eilan left Avalon with her husband, I began to worry, like Firebrand, this would be the turning point I saw how though she had been cast out of Avalon, the fairie land didn t leave her and she ventured further into the path of rising Christianity, mainly through her son, but eventually found her way back to the Old Ways and in the end to Avalon Many dislike this book because it isn t as great as Mists of Avalon, but in many ways, you get to see, what is meant at the end of that novel, my favorite part, of how the Goddess still found followers through those who believed in the Virgin Mary, buying realizing as Helena does that deep down the Goddess is in everything For those of us readers who approached these novels simply because we re pagan, though astounding the author is Christian, I continously realize that these novels are trying to return the message that though there is many differences in this world, we are all the same, though we believe differe...

  6. says:

    I liked the book when there was dialog and things happened emotionally Sometimes big parts was just then we moved there and then he died there I took history at university, but not even I am THAT interested in when what happened Since they both can write, and are very good storytellers, I think it as waste of talent I understand the need of beeing correct, but it is possible to leave things out Every person in history is not aware of everything that is ha...

  7. says:

    The second prequel of The Mists Of Avalon I ve read in the serie so far Though it can be clearly seen on the writing style that this book was finished by Diana L Paxson her writing style is surely poorer and simple than Marion s I still enjoyed Helena s story very much and it was very touching too It s of a historical fiction novel that introduces the reader to the life in ancient Rome, and we can also learn a...

  8. says:

    Truly interesting exploration of the Roman world at the time of Constantine The main character, a priestess of Avalon, moves into the world of men to be the wife to one emperor and mother of another.At times the text felt somewhat u...

  9. says:

    I liked Mists of Avalon when I read it back in the day, but couldn t get even halfway through this It s like someone s half assed diary when they are living through momentous things but are too tired to describe them in any manner of compelling detail I...

  10. says:

    I love all the Avalon books Priestess of Avalon is another great part of this series, although Mists of Avalon remains my favorite If you like the works of Bradley, you ll like this one in the series.

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