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First, let me say how turned off I was by all the bashing and hating there was of Christianity. And I'm saying this as the atheist that I am-- I don't believe in God, yet that doesn't mean I am n Good lord, I haven't ever hated a book as much as this one.
And I'm saying this as the atheist that I am-- I don't believe in God, yet that doesn't mean I am not bothered by the unnecessary, and often narrow-minded hate towards a religion.
That's all there was in the first pages, and it was a very recurring theme throughout the book. As if having one stupid priest wasn't enough, the author just had to fit in several more and call each stupider than the previous. However, this amount of blabbering about stupid, mean, cowardly priests did nothing to advance the plot.
At all. I mean if you wanted to write a book in which the antagonists were all evil Christians then you're on the right track, but this was supposed to be a book on King Arthur, dang it, not of your personal hate issues with Christians.
Stuff gets brushed over and embellished to make the book in question seem more interesting; and it's infuriating what you'll read. That's exactly the case with The Mists of Avalon.
Keep that in mind, Marion Zimmer Bradley. Just don't take it out on a book in general.
She's a whiney pushover who convinces herself she's in love with a man her husband hates because she hears a prophecy that she's supposed to bear that man's child if I heard a prophecy like that, I'd run away.
And besides stabbing her husband, Igraine doesn't do anything. She just sits at home. Wow, my new hero. Vivianne plotted adultery and incest, acted like she loved everyone, but in reality, did horrible things to them.
She was even surprised when Galahad, who she barely had anything to do with, didn't love her. Also, did anyone else notice how Vivianne always corrected people and told them "All gods and goddesses are one" and then proceeded to ridicule the Christian God and call him and his followers morons?
Ha ha. I don't know if that was meant to be funny, or if Ms.
Bradely was just too stupid to notice the contradiction. Morgaine failed at everything in life.
I felt bad for her at being used like that, then for being rejected by Lancelet. But then again, she couldn't care less for her child, hated pretty much innocent Gwenhwyfar, and came up with plans to have Lancelet sleep with her even though she knew he didn't love her; so whatever sympathy I had for her went pretty quick.
And it gets even better - she gets married, sleeps with several more people, goes to Avalon again and acts like she's the main goddess, even though she did so many un-goddess like things. What did Morgaine ever do besides sleep with her own brother?
Gwenhwyfar was worse than Igraine. On the other hand, it was so obvious that Bradely created her solely to make fun of Christians. She must have been like "Oh, I'll create this woman who's a dumb little bitch in heat who everyone will hate.
And, bonus: I'll mention how beautiful she is every two pages to make sure all the female readers will be jealous of her and hate her even more!
Through the lives of pious Guinevere, ambitious Morgouse, austere Viviane and her successor as Lady of the Lake, Morgaine herself, this rich and haunting epic reveals a greater threat to the idyll than the Saxons.
For the spread of patriarchal Roman ways and a narrow Christianity seem likely to alienate the Old People, and drive the ancient worship of the Mother forever into the mists This book is a fictional retelling of the legend of King Arthur and the Round Table. On one level it is a welcome respite from the current political realities- a fairy tale of knights, chivalry, the I've never read much of this book, although I've browsed thorough it a bit.
I still have a copy because it was given to me over 30 years ago by a good friend. But the little I've read of it did not match my idea of the Arthurian legends, never mind my own connection with the original Taliesin.
She received a B. She sold her first story in and was a writer of note for over four decades. Bradley is best known for two signature series: