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Avalon: A Novel

Avalon: A Novel

  • Title: Avalon: A Novel
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  • ISBN : 9780547523934
  • Format : ebook
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  • Page : 440 pages


A novel of England during the Viking era, from an author who has vividly and colorfully portrayed life during the tumultuous Dark Ages Historical Novels Review The last quarter of the tenth century was a time of conflict and exploration while the Anglo Saxons fought against the Vikings, Norsemen voyaged into the unknown looking for new lands to pillage, and so A novel of England during the Viking era, from an author who has vividly and colorfully portrayed life during the tumultuous Dark Ages Historical Novels Review The last quarter of the tenth century was a time of conflict and exploration while the Anglo Saxons fought against the Vikings, Norsemen voyaged into the unknown looking for new lands to pillage, and so discovered America Prince Rumon of France, descendant of Charlemagne and King Alfred, was a searcher He had visions of the Islands of the Blessed, perhaps King Arthur s Avalon, where falls not hail, or rain, or any snow Merewyn grew up in savage Cornwall a lonely girl, sustained by stubborn courage and belief in her descent from great King Arthur Chance or fate in the form of a shipwreck off the Cornish coast brought Rumon and Merewyn together, and from that hour their lives were intertwined Bound by his vow to her dying mother, Rumon brings Merewyn safely to England, keeping hidden the shameful secret of her birth He considers his responsibility ended At court, he is dazzled by the beautiful Queen Alfrida but when a murderous truth is revealed, he turns to Merewyn, only to discover that he may have lost her And he will journey across the Atlantic to find her again From the beloved bestselling author of Katherine and Dragonwyck, this is a romantic tale of history and adventure characterized by an authentic sense of time The New York Times Book Review


Author Anya Seton

Anya Seton January 23, 1904 although the year is often misstated to be 1906 or 1916 November 8, 1990 was the pen name of the American author of historical romances, Ann Seton.Ann Seton was born in New York, New York, and died in Old Greenwich, Connecticut She was the daughter of English born naturalist and pioneer of the Boy Scouts of America,




Avalon: A Novel Reviews (31)

  • A historical novel based on events that occurred in the 10th Century in England, Iceland, and Greenland, Avalon did not live up to my expectations of Anya Seton The plot of a bit plodding and fairly unsophisticated However, I did enjoy getting a glimpse of this time period, which is not one that is [..]

  • A wonderful historical saga of the tenth century Rumon, descendaant of Charlemagne and King Arthur journeys from his native Provence to England, which is being torn apart by rifts between Christian and pagan, and violent invasions and raids by Vikings and Danes.He meets the beautiful and valiant Mer [..]

  • Ehit was okay, but not recommended unless you re a hardcore Seton fan spoilers ahead The story begins with Merewyn Rumon s time at the court of Edgar his son Edward roughly 970 80 AD The secret of Merewyn s non royal birth is a deathbed vow that Rumon carries only by accident he s a petulant, sancti [..]

  • Very enjoyable It was nice taking a travel through history in a period of time not so frequently written about The up and down see saw of Merewyn s and Ruman s star crossed love was heartbreaking at times I don t want to say to give out the end It isn t Katherine by a long shot, but still a good re [..]

  • Avalon is my first Anya Seton read, and it is set in 10th century England during the prevalent Viking raids and the ever present discord between Saxons and Danes It tells the story of a young nobleman from Provence who has a vision of Avalon, and a Cornish girl who belatedly learns about her disrepu [..]

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