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Ancestors of Avalon

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Cover artist  Dominic Harman
Language  English
Pages  363 pp
Series  Avalon Series
Genres  Fantasy, Historical drama
3.9/5 Goodreads

Country  United States
Publication date  June 2004
Originally published  June 2004
Publisher  Penguin Books
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Media type  Print (hardback & paperback)
Authors  Marion Zimmer Bradley, Diana L. Paxson
Followed by  Destined to Feel, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon
Similar  Works by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Avalon Series books, Historical novel books

Ancestors of Avalon is a 2004 historical fantasy novel written by Diana L. Paxson, and based on an idea of the late Marion Zimmer Bradley.

The book is one of 7 prequels to Bradley's popular fantasy novel Mists of Avalon. The characters of Ancestors of Avalon have appeared earlier in Bradley's fantasy novel The Fall of Atlantis. Ancestors is the missing link to the implied connection to the mythical Atlantis in Bradley's Avalon-series.

Plot summary

2500 years BC, Tiriki, Priestess of Light and of the Earth-goddess Ni-Terat, and her husband Micail, Priest of Light and Prince of the Atlantean state Atharrath, have to save themselves from the destruction of Atlantis and are forced to board different ships to the Isles of Tin (Britain). When they finally reach the British coast, they are far away from each other and they both believe that the other one is dead.

Tiriki and other Atlanteans who came with her, settle down in the swamplands surrounding the Holy Mountain (which is later going to be called the Isle of Avalon). She realizes that the cult of the Great Goddess is much stronger here than it was in Atlantis, so she and her companions start living with the indigenous people and build up a new religion, where the Atlantean knowledge and the Old Faith of the British people merge.

Micail and Tjalan, Prince of Alkonath, on the other hand, try to rebuild the lost glory of Atlantis and start building a huge stone circle -which will later be known as Stonehenge - in order to turn the people of Britain to slaves by using its tremendous powers.

When Tiriki and her followers finally come in contact with the other Atlantean settlement, conflicts arise immediately.

References

Ancestors of Avalon Wikipedia


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