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PDF à BOOK The Road to Avalon ´ 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 vanuishing the Le This realistic retelling of the legend shows Arthur severing the bonds of bastardy vanuishing the Saxons and loving one woman As the daring teenage warrior prepares for the throne he discovers true love with Morgan The author repeats lines and themes leaves out important pieces and does not bring many important characters to life There are freuent occasions when she tells us about events rather than bringing us into the story I enjoyed some ideas she had about character motivation but was disappointed with the execution of those ideas

Joan Wolf ¹ The Road to Avalon EBOOK

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 real or movi An absolutely gorgeous retelling of the Arthurian legends I was enthralled from start to finish and could hardly be convinced to put the book down once I'd startedview spoilerThere are so many renditions of the legends most of them focusing on the tragic love of Gwenhwyfar and Bedwyr Lancelot's older traditional name or some of the other characters of the stories Wolf however returns to the center of all the legends to the man who gave these legends his name Arthur A charismatic brilliant man who gave early medieval Britain a generation of glory and light that would be sung about and retold down through the agesWolf's treatment of the characters was particularly genius Practically all but one of the characters are portrayed as essentially good people flawed but not malicious Only Agravaine one of the traditional villains of the legends retains his malicious and vicious nature Arthur is a great man and king who yet pines for the woman he loves most in the world and yet can never completely have Gwenhwyfar is a good woman instead of the flighty fool who truly loves two men and still makes mistakes Morgan is a healer and physician independent and dutiful giving up her own happiness for the sake of the country that she loves Then there is Mordred who is perhaps the most tragic of all a boy whose only fault is being easily manipulated by a brother he loved a boy who unwillingly brings destruction upon everything he touchesI particularly enjoyed the romance of Arthur and Morgan a love that lasted a lifetime and never got a chance to have the light of the world shine upon it It was Morgan who had to be the stronger of the two to give up what they both so dearly wanted so that Arthur could fulfill the role he was born for especially when Arthur was all for giving it up and running away with her Yet despite their separation their love still survives and they manage to find one another againOne almost pities Gwenhyfar desperately wanting the love of her husband and yet taking years to finally understand that Arthur's heart was already taken long before she married him It was a relief when she at last found peace and happiness with Bedwyr a man who is much easier for her to understand and connect with and loveAn absolutely amazing story I couldn't get enough of it Wolf wove the legends together into a single narrative bringing several different events and guiding them all to fit together as one story Utterly genius hide spoiler

DOC × The Road to Avalon ¹ Joan Wolf

The Road to AvalonThe 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 peop I cannot resist most Arthurian novels my favourite being The Merlin series by Mary Stewart and the ueen of camelot by Nancy McKenzieThis novel focuses on the relationship between Morgan here Merlins daughter and Arthur Morgan being Arthur's love of his lifeBut sympathetic portrayal of Gwenhwyfhar too and her relationship with Bedwyr who is Lancelot Great read good grasp of Britain at the timeThe villain of the piece is usually a minor character in Arthurian literature but it is well brought togetherI found it compelling and a great addition to my Arthurian experience