The Road to Avalon

The Road to Avalon


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The pageantry and passionate intrigues of King Arthur’s court are expertly re-created in this historical novel—the only Arthurian novel in which all of the central characters are portrayed as intrinsically good people. This realistic retelling of the legend shows Arthur severing the bonds of bastardy, vanquishing the Saxons, and loving one woman. As the daring teenage warrior prepares for the throne, he discovers true love with Morgan of Avalon, the youngest of Merlin’s daughters, but fate cruelly thwarts their hopes for a future together. Never before has a telling of the Arthur story made the breathtaking drama of this charismatic king more real or moving.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556526589
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/28/2007
Series: Rediscovered Classics Series
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 632,592
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Joan Wolf is the author of numerous critically acclaimed historical novels, including High Meadow, His Lordship’s Desire, The Poisoned Serpent, Royal Bride, Silverbridge, Someday Soon, That Summer, and To the Castle. Mary Jo Putney is the author of many books, including Angel Rogue, Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred, The Marriage Spell, and Petals in the Storm.

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Road to Avalon 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
GmaWA More than 1 year ago
This interpretation of the Arthurian legend is the best I've ever read. More grounded in reality than The Once and Future King and certainly more historically accurate. The relationships between Arthur and Morgan, Arthur and Guinevere, et al are throughly believable and make it easier to relate to the various characters. If you've never read Joan Wolf before, let this be your introduction to her very thorough historical research, her wonderful characters and her marvelous prose. Pick it up and read the first five pages, if you're not caught up in the story at that point, put it back. I'm willing to bet that you'll buy it instead of putting it back.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This historical tale of the once and mighty king 'Arthur' and his fight for his kingdom while being torn from the one he loves more then life itself. I have read this book over and over again it should be reprinted I fell in love with every character and felt to be so much a part of the action that I thought I was there. NOT your typical 'romance' novel it the kind of love and drama that every human being longs for and can appreciate. A fantastic book and
perpstu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite version of the King Arthur legend. I have read this book a dozen times and it still makes me happy every time. It explores the relationships between Merlin and Arthur, Arthur and Morgan, and Morgan in her sisters in a fashion that I have yet to find in any other telling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite book about King Arthur by far
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Loved this interpretation of the legend of King Arthur.
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I have read this book and the sequels over & over since they were originally published. "Road to Avalon" is not your typical Arthurian tale--it reads like a serious historical novel with characters rich in human frailties and strengths. Each character, good and bad, is real and human and not fairytale-like--they are believable and fascinating. Her political knowledge of the time is impressive. Do not let Joan Wolf's less "serious" historical novels fool you -- she is an incredible writer with insight and imagination and knowledge. I have waited for a long time, with no satisfaction, for her to write another series as rich and wonderful as "Road to Avalon."