Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley, Diana L. Paxson. Viking Books, $25.95 (363pp) ISBN 978-0-670-03314-0
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon, Diana L. Paxson's latest prequel (after 2001's The Priestess of Avalon) to the late author's The Mists of Avalon, merges myths of Avalon and Atlantis in an adult faerie tale notable for its understated supernaturalism. An elegant stylist, Paxson captures the awe, tragedy and resounding mystery of ancient Britain and mist-enshrouded Atlantis while reminding readers of the pain and turmoil of real people locked in painful struggles for self, the future and the integrity of the past. Agent, Russ Galen at Scovil, Chichak, Galen Agency. Regional author tour.
Reviewed on: 07/01/2004