Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.
This week, I am featuring:
The Mists of Avalon
by: Marion Zimmer Bradley
I am a HUGE King Arthur fan. I love the story so much. In my 11th grade English class, I had to read The Once and Future King by T. H. White. I immediately fell in love with the mythology of Arthur, Merlin, the Knights of the Round Table, the Lady of the Lake, etc. After reading and loving that book, I took it upon myself to read everything I could find about King Arthur from historical texts to fictional novels, ballads and epic poems.
In my 12th grade year, during Christmas break, I read The Mists of Avalon based on a recommendation from my high school AP Lit teacher. That Christmas break my family went to Northern California to visit my aunt and cousins. I can remember vividly making my brothers and cousins annoyed because they wanted to do things, but I could not get up from the couch I was SO engrossed in the story. The Mists of Avalon is, to date, my most favorite fictional book on King Arthur. I have read it several times, and love it more with each read. Marion Zimmer Bradley was a phenomenal writer and researcher. Her stories are all brilliant, but The Mists of Avalon is by far my favorite of her works. If you are a fan of Arthurian Legends, and you have not read this book, I cannot recommend The Mists of Avalon enough. It’s just such a sweeping, beautiful story!
About the Book
Here is the magical legend of King Arthur, vividly retold through the eyes and lives of the women who wielded power from behind the throne. A spellbinding novel, an extraordinary literary achievement, THE MISTS OF AVALON will stay with you for a long time to come….
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