Some orders may be delayed by the current Coronavirus lockdown.
Visit our help page for further information.
Ancestors of Avalon (Paperback)
  • Ancestors of Avalon (Paperback)
  • Ancestors of Avalon (Paperback)
  • Ancestors of Avalon (Paperback)
  • Ancestors of Avalon (Paperback)
  • Ancestors of Avalon (Paperback)
zoom
Ancestors of Avalon (Paperback) Ancestors of Avalon (Paperback) Ancestors of Avalon (Paperback) Ancestors of Avalon (Paperback)

Ancestors of Avalon (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£12.99
Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 04/07/2011
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket

The full sweep of the rich history of Avalon - from the fall of Atlantis to the founding of a new temple on the mist-shrouded isle of Britain - is finally revealed in this magnificent tale.

The priests and priestesses of Atlantis have known for many years that the Sea Kingdoms were doomed. But now the final destruction has arrived they find themselves less prepared than they had thought for what lies ahead.

Micail and Tiriki, prince and princess of the last island to fall, as well as priest and priestess, are separated during the final escape. Micail and his cousin, Prince Tjalan, successfully arrive at their planned destination, a trading post in the Hesperides (the British Isles) where Tjalan loses no time in taking charge. He dreams of continuing the traditions of Atlantis and founding a glorious new empire - whether the local tribes like it or not. Micail and the other priests dedicate themselves to fulfilling an ancient prophesy that they will build a great temple in this new land - and set about finding a way to shift the huge blocks of granite that will become Stonehenge.

Micail's beloved wife Tiriki also arrives in the Hesperides, but, blown off-course by a storm, her ship lands on the wrong shore. She and the elderly priest Chedan lead their small group in forming a new community in harmony with the local population at the sacred Tor (Glastonbury). Once the two groups become aware of each other, conflict will become inevitable.

A deeply moving and utterly convincing tale of faith in the face of adversity, filled with memorable characters and haunting landscapes.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007138456
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 218 g
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`Delightful ... richly-detailed characterisation' SFX

`An absorbing read' Starburst

Praise for the Avalon series:

`A most original interpretation of the matter of Britian by way of Celtic religion and the Great Mother... a remarkable feat of imagination'
Mary Renault

`I loved the book so much I went out and bought it for a friend, and have told many people about it. Why did no one ever think before to tell the story of King Arthur from the perspective of the women!'
Jean Auel

`A pillar of the fantasy field, Bradley here combines romance, rich historical detail, magical dazzlements, grand adventure and feminist sentiments into the kind of novel her fans have been yearning for' Publishers Weekly

`The best retelling of the Arthurian saga I have ever read. Completely compelling' Isaac Asimov

You may also be interested in...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Added to basket
House of Earth and Blood
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Added to basket
£32.00   £27.99
Hardback
The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
Added to basket
The Last Hours: Chain of Gold
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Added to basket
The Last Wish
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Power
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Added to basket
False Value
Added to basket
£18.99   £15.99
Hardback
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Added to basket
The Handmaid's Tale
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Starless Sea
Added to basket
Q
Added to basket
Q
£12.99
Hardback
Good Omens
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.