The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Mists of Avalon

By Marion Zimmer Bradley

  • Release Date: 1987-05-12
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 133 Ratings


The magical saga of the women behind King Arthur's throne.

“A monumental reimagining of the Arthurian legends . . . reading it is a deeply moving and at times uncanny experience. . . . An impressive achievement.”—The New York Times Book Review

In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot's court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king's rise and schemed for his fall. From their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies, we follow these women and the diverse cast of characters that surrounds them as the great Arthurian epic unfolds stunningly before us. As Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur's kingdom, as the Knights of the Round Table take on their infamous quest, as Merlin and Viviane wield their magics for the future of Old Britain, the Isle of Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory, until the fissure between old and new worlds' and old and new religions' claims its most famous victim.


  • Wonderfully Written

    By Mangewolf
    I step back in time, and into the heads and hearts of characters written in just so a way that no other author has made me feel before.
  • This book began my reading career

    By Mesadora
    There is always one book that takes a reader and makes them into a true lover of books. This book was the one for me. I highly recommend this book to any young woman who is looking for peace within themselves. It changed me into the woman I am today! I just loved it and couldn't put it down once I started!
  • Wonderful feminist writing

    By psyfichick
    I read this book 25 years ago. This book sparked my love of reading. Highly recommended for young adult women!!
  • Mists of Avalon

    By Tattedpunisher
    Amazing and spell binding. I have read the book many times...even had the good fortune of watching the made for tv movie. I love the book and it comes to life even more so after seeing the movie.
  • Favorite Book of ALL Time

    By Jenna Gatlin
    This book is now time favorite book and happens to be most inspiring book I've ever read. I even visited England because of this book and went to the site where Guinevere and King Arthur supposedly were buried in Glastonbury. I recommend this book for anyone who loves fairytales with some historical insights.
  • Amazing read.

    By Lilo333
    I read it twice...and I'm sad when I finish it.
  • Vivid, detailed imagining

    By epoh
    I first read this book about 15years ago and it has stuck with me. By far my favorite telling of the story of King Arthur and his Camelot.