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4.00023504273504 out of 54.00023504273504 out of 54.00023504273504 out of 54.00023504273504 out of 54.00023504273504 out of 5 4.00 (1,404 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mists of Avalon Series Release Date: January 1982 ISBN: 9781449813062
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The fourth book in the Mists of Avalon series finds Morgaine moving closer to the fate that will set her intractably against Arthur—her lover, brother, and now, enemy.

Returning to Camelot during the Feast of Pentecost, Morgaine accuses Arthur of compromising the crown, and demands that he return Excalibur to her. When he refuses, Morgaine arranges a confrontation between her lover, Accolon, and Arthur in the kingdom of Fairy, resulting in Accolon’s death. Grieving and still without Excalibur, Morgaine makes a hasty retreat to Avalon.

When she finally returns to Camelot, it is to retrieve Avalon’s Holy Regalia, now being used in a Christian mass. Enraged at this betrayal, Morgaine calls upon the Lady’s magic, which results in the mysterious “disappearance” of the holy chalice, prompting the companions of the Round Table to embark on a twelve-month quest to find it.

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  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Amazon | 5/26/2017

    " great book. like the narration. I would recommend "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 12/6/2013

    " Bradley is a Wonderful storyteller. The narrator was very good too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 vorbore | 10/18/2012

    " Oh, the sins of pride, and the pain they produce... A few memorable lines from my favorite books come to my mind: "... people do get hypnotized by the hard choices.". And "The will to be stupid is a very powerful force.". And the final answer to it all: "People before principles." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mónika | 1/12/2012

    " My Review on the Full Series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 2/17/2011

    " Una saga redonda. Hermosa y absorbente. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shamsh | 12/5/2010

    " Marion involves us in a world of mist, magic and dream. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suellen | 1/18/2010

    " Truth said, I've read the four books one after another, nonstopping to swallow. I have no opinion of each in particular. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Orenda | 12/14/2009

    " Loved it. One of my favorite books, and I consider myself to be a pretty big Arthurian legend nerd. I've read this AND listened to it on audio (with Davina Porter - if you are going to get it as an audio book, I recommend her highly). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 11/3/2009

    " I loved the whole series (although it's really only one book) and I loved Davina Porter's narration. Now I believe in Avalon, don't you? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Callie | 10/28/2009

    " Finally finished the series. Good overall, although I feel like the story lost its way towards the end. And of course, Davina Porter is a dream to listen to. Definitely recommend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Antaramian | 10/28/2009

    " Finally finished the 4th book of the Mist of Avalon. Davina Porter is an awesome narrator. I see many people given these books many stars and think they are wonderful ... they are were really not my cup of tea. I do no regret listening to them but glad I am done. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alissa | 10/16/2009

    " I first read this book in college and really liked it then. (Truth be known it was one of the only books I read all the way through for class!) But reading it a second time, I can't help but feel somewhat disappointed. It's like there is no momentum and I'm wading through mud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 12/15/2008

    " The final book of the Mists of Avalon Series. A complete end, but of course not the happiest of ending. Good though overall. "

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About the Author
Author Marion Zimmer Bradley

Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (1930–1999) received her BA from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, and her graduate degree from the University of California–Berkeley. She was a science fiction and fantasy fan since her teens and had written as long as she could remember, but only for school magazines and fanzines until she sold her first professional short story to Vortex Science Fiction. She wrote everything from science fiction to Gothics but is probably best known for her Darkover novels and her Arthurian novel, The Mists of Avalon. In addition to her novels, she edited magazines, both amateur and professional.

About the Narrator

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and she also won the prestigious Audie Award in 2006.