(Ravens of Avalon) [PDF READ] ☆ Diana L. Paxson

  • Hardcover
  • 394
  • Ravens of Avalon
  • Diana L. Paxson
  • English
  • 07 September 2020
  • 9780670038701

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Ravens of Avalon Characters ✓ 9 Diana L. Paxson ´ 9 Summary Non survives and becomes the guardian of the Druid traditions in the new Roman Britannia as high priestess of the Forest House Epic in its sweep and peopled by the remarkable women who have always inhabited Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradleys Ravens of Avalon expands the legendary saga that has enchanted millions of readers over the years and is sure to please Bradleys loyal readership and anyone who loves wonderfully told stories of history myth and fantasy. 35 stars Paxon is a really good writer but like other people have said she lacks atmosphere She needs to describe the air and sky Also as with a few other of the Avalon books the pacing is really jarring Years go by when it really doesn t feel like years The timeline keeps leaping forward People are suddenly in their thirties when they were seemingly just twelve years old About sixteen years goes by in the novel but it only feels to the reader like five years Technically I shouldn t complain since I don t know the secret to making it feel like time is going by but I ve read a few stories where the reader honestly felt the years grinding by and it didn t even have to be an overly lengthy book either

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Ravens of Avalon

Ravens of Avalon Characters ✓ 9 Diana L. Paxson ´ 9 Summary Vens of Avalon follows the journey of Boudica a Celtic princess and Lhiannon a priestess who is Boudicas mentor on the Druid isle When the Romans conuer Britain Lhiannon fights them while Boudica is married to a king who has surrendered Theirs is a great love story but when he dies the Romans brutalize her and her daughters In rage Boudica raises the British tribes and nearly succeeds in driving the Romans from Britain claiming a place in history Lhian. After reading this book I did a little research about the historical Boudica For the most part I would say that Paxson holds well to the historical record of Boudica while incorporating the mythology of Marion Zimmer Bradley s Avalon series From the outset I expected the battle that Boudica is famous for to occur within the first half of the book but the whole thing actually leads up to it as the final climaxThe book progresses in typical Bradley fashion following the lives of Boudica and Lhiannon as they intersect and divide like two parallel lines on a page The sub plots build and taper off dealing with the typical issues of romance religion and cultural differences Lhiannon stays in her role as priestess seemingly never allowed to realize her full potential despite prophecy and ambition Boudica leaves Mona to be wed to the powerful King Prasutagos in the midst of a Roman takeover Despite the power that these two women are certain resides in Brittania their people lack the organization and man power of the Roman Empire Defeat after defeat only gives them reason to seek out peaceLhiannon s role seems to be that of victim as she loses first in religious ambition then in romantic ambition and finally losing her best friend Even so I can t help feeling sorry for her and hoping that something will work out in her favor The one thing that seems to go her way is when she adopts a girl Caillean whom the reader never actually gets to meetBoudica s role morphs as the plot progresses from wife to mother and finally to ueen For me the most moving sub plot was Boudica s miscarriage I cried This also involved the only loose end that really bugged me the Morrigan addressing her lost son without really giving her an answer Despite that what drove her to become the great ueen that she is most known for is her love for her children and her anger at their treatment by the Romans The way that she responded to these kinds of injustices are what humanized her and made her choices relateable In the end it was obvious that though she knew she had no room for regret in her choices she likely wondered if there was truly any way that the peoples of Britannia could have defeated the RomansThough this book did take a long time for me to read I still felt that it stayed true to the writing style of the late Bradley and was an appreciated addition to the Avalon series

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Ravens of Avalon Characters ✓ 9 Diana L. Paxson ´ 9 Summary Discover the dawn of the mythical legend of Avalon in the long awaited preuel to Marion Zimmer Bradleys The Forest House Diana L Paxson expands Marion Zimmer Bradleys beloved and bestselling Avalon series in a dramatic new installment Marion Zimmer Bradleys Ravens of Avalon is the preuel to The Forest House and tells the story of the Roman conuest of Britain and the origin of the Forest House that preceded the return to Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradleys Ra. I was eager to read a novel that followed up on The Mists of Avalon a 5 star book if ever there was one and took this up for a cozy winter read Well cozy it was not First this was not written by Marion Zimmer Bradley It is among the preuels and seuels of The Mists of Avalon written mostly by Diana Paxson some of which were with Marion ZB I was happy to read it and also happy to finish it It covers the period of time when Romans conuered and occupied Briton There are very many battles described in detail and I think the historical research done for the book is excellent On top of all that there are the fictional characters The role of women particularly Druid priestesses of the magical island and Boudica in particular is given Boudica s life including her marriage and her role in the British resistance is written very well Here she is a warrior as well as a loving mother and wife Many other characters are richly drawn and memorable such as Lhiannon a priestess who serves as nurse healer and seer Here is a uote I would like to remember You are not this pain you are not this body Added to comfort and instruct someone who is dying From all oaths roles responsibilities that bound you be free You are light you are joy that cannot die Rise beloved one holy one Be at peace