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Dawn of Avalon [NOOK Book]

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He would become the most powerful wizard in the history of Britain—Merlin. She would become Britain's most storied sorceress—Morgan le Fay. But before they were legends, they were young. And they were lovers. Together, in the sunlight of one day long ago, they saved a kingdom. Dawn of Avalon. A stand-alone story from the universe of Anna Elliott’s Twilight of Avalon.
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Overview

He would become the most powerful wizard in the history of Britain—Merlin. She would become Britain's most storied sorceress—Morgan le Fay. But before they were legends, they were young. And they were lovers. Together, in the sunlight of one day long ago, they saved a kingdom. Dawn of Avalon. A stand-alone story from the universe of Anna Elliott’s Twilight of Avalon.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982956021
  • Publisher: Anna Elliott
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 519,923
  • File size: 292 KB

Meet the Author

A longtime devotee of historical fiction and fantasy, Anna Elliott lives in the D.C. Metro area with her husband and two daughters. She is the author of the Twilight of Avalon Trilogy published by Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint. Visit her at www.annaelliottbooks.com. Look for other FREE stories from the Twilight of Avalon universe, including The Witch Queen’s Secret!
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2010

    not brilliant

    Easy read, got through it in 45 minutes, not impressed, but it passed the time

    15 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

    A very well written prequel

    Although I've never been a very big fan of Arthurian legend I did enjoy this little book. The author presents a unique portrayal of the usual characters, especially Morgan and Merlin, who are the story's leads. He is youthful and strong and good with a sword and she is passive and introverted and incognito as a boy. Fans of the mythos will appreciate the different personalities. Overall, the book is well written, engrossing, and hard to put down. I highly recommend it, especially for the price.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

    Interesting Story.

    I don't know. I actually like romantic fantasy, but there actually needs to be some chemistry and romance. The writing was actually quite descriptive, but I was confused to whether this was a fantasy story that happened to have some romance or a romance story that happened to be fantasy. Either way I just wasn't satisfied.

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2011

    Recommend

    I'm a fan of the mystery that revolves around the King Arthur stories and especially Morgan--- I'll admit I like the way she's portrayed in Mists of Avalon--- which is why this did appeal to me. Descriptions were quite vivid and well laid out. The only thing that is too much too quick was the romance side of it, but even that had a sweetness to it.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    Nice

    Not as engrossing as Elliott's Trystan and Isolde novels, but still worth reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Was actually interesting

    I dont know what i was expecting when i got this book. I heard, read, and seen so many different different stories about merlin and morgana. this one though, was really actually interesting to read. yea it's short but a good read.
    I think a lot more couldve been done with it, but in its entirety it was good

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Needs more

    Leaves you wanting more

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

    Great for an afternoon on the couch!

    Although there were a few typos in the text, this was a good read. I never thought about Merlin as a young man, but Anna Elliott did a great job bringing him to life in this short novel. There was just enough romance and not too much information in the reading to make it suitable for all ages. Overall, a great read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Very quick read

    Wasn't much to get you hooked into the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Very difficult to keep interest

    Not very good.....writing is not clear and not sophisticated

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2011

    Short&Different

    As a longtime fan of Arthurian mysteries, I was quickly engrossed in a different possibility for some of the well known charachters that appear in these legends.

    My engrossment became dismay when the book abruptly peaked and ended.

    Writing style is not as deep and detailed as many Arthurian books, possibly geared for younger readers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2011

    Interesting Read

    This was really good, it was definitely a new way to look at Merlin and Morgan, an angle I hadn't considered before. Anyone who likes the Arthurian legend will like this.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

    Disappointment

    Not particularly well written and the story was, at best, disappointing. Not what you would want as a beginning for Merlin. If you enjoy this period in historical novels, there are other much better series. I would recommend Mary Stewart's books highly.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Lynne's View

    Enjoyed very much can't wait to read her other books. Love the Arthur,Merlin,Morgan and Gwen legend

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    This novel had weird names in this novel that I couldn't even pr

    This novel had weird names in this novel that I couldn't even pronounce them. I enjoyed the book even thought
    I couldn't pronouced them

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

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    A nice prequal

    This is a short story about how Merlin becomes Merlin and his meeting Morgan. They seem to fall in love, but it is uncertain if it will last. With Morgan's troubled family life and dark future combined with the fact that Merlin has no memory nothing will be easy. When you read The Dawn of Avalon keep in mind that this it is only telling you the begining and will end abruptly after 176 pg.s. Based on this enticing novella however the series is on my wish list and I am please to say that though there are some gory descriptions there are no in depth sensual descriptions. Over-all this is a nice introduction with vivid imajery and good plot. The story was well developed if a little less griping than it could have been, and I am glad to see mature authors who write at this level for free. I will definately look for more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2011

    Very interesting

    I'm looking forward to reading Twilight of Avalon

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

    Great intro to the avalon books

    Interesting plot, good descriptions. I like anna elliotts writing a lot. The story wasnt completely resolved at the end, but thats to leave us wanting more so we'll read the next avalon books, which I dont mind. I like them all. Great read for a short story.

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  • Posted June 3, 2011

    Just ok

    Thought it was just o.k.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2011

    Not Great - Not Terrible

    The story was just really getting interesting when it came to an abrupt, unsatisfying end. Was ok for a quick read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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