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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (967 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diana L. Paxson Narrator: Lorna Raver Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mists of Avalon Series Release Date:
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Diana L. Paxson expands Marion Zimmer Bradley’s beloved and bestselling Avalon series in a dramatic new installment. Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Ravens of Avalon, the prequel to The Forest House, tells the story of the Roman conquest of Britain and the origin of the Forest House that preceded the return to Avalon.

Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Ravens of Avalon follows the journey of Boudica, a Celtic princess, and Lhiannon, a priestess who is Boudica’s mentor on the Druid isle. When the Romans conquer Britain, Lhiannon fights them while Boudica marries a king who has surrendered. Theirs is a great love story, but when he dies, the Romans brutalize her and her daughters. Enraged, Boudica raises the British tribes and nearly succeeds in driving the Romans from Britain, claiming a place in history. Lhiannon 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 Bradley’s Ravens of Avalon expands the legendary saga that has enchanted millions of readers over the years and is sure to please Bradley’s loyal readership as well as anyone who loves wonderfully told stories of history, myth, and fantasy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Marion Zimmer Bradley would be proud of this…The story line smoothly combines ancient history with fantasy elements to please fans…Readers of the delightful Avalon series will appreciate learning what occurred that led to the formation of the Society of the Ravens.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “This stirring prequel to The Forest House, Paxson’s first collaboration with Marion Zimmer Bradley, is sure to please fans of the late author of The Mists of Avalon.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Raver offers storytelling that is well paced and sensitive to the mood and intensity of the plot.”


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by April | 2/20/2014

    " Really excellent. Paxon's style is so similar to Bradley's that I forgot it was authored by a different woman. I highly reccommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kat | 2/9/2014

    " Very interesting take on the Boudica legend and very good continuation on MZB's Avalon series. Can't wait to read the next one by DLP. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shonna Froebel | 1/29/2014

    " This prequel to The Forest House tells the story of the rebellion of the Britons against the Romans, led by Boudica, the Briton Queen. The story starts with Boudica as a young teen, getting training from the priestesses and druids at the island of Mona and carries through until her death. The story of the Romans conquering and making peace with the Britons, followed by the rebellion, is a historical one. Many historical characters, including Boudica, appear here. The priestess and druid characters play a large role in the course of history and also in the plans and feelings of the main characters. The main priestess in the story, Lhiannon, became a friend of Boudica on Mona, and remains close to her. The novel blends history and fantasy well, and includes interesting explanations for actions by the main players. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tami | 1/25/2014

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About the Author
Author Diana L. Paxson

Diana L. Paxson has spent more than a decade writing under the pseudonym Marion Zimmer Bradley or in collaboration with Bradley. She has authored numerous books, including The Golden Hills of Westria. Paxson is also a founder of the Society for Creative Anachronism.