cover image The Firebrand

The Firebrand

Marion Zimmer Bradley. Pocket Books, $8.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-671-66703-0

The author of The Mists of Avalon here ``vividly recounts'' the Trojan War. ``Although these mythic figures stumble through some petty, rather too modern dialogue,'' PW found that ``Bradley animates . . . the conflicts between a culture that reveres the strength of women and one that makes them mere consorts of powerful men.'' (October)