Avalon

Avalon

Book - 2005
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This saga of yearning and mystery travels across oceans and continents to Iceland, Greenland, and North America during the time in history when Anglo-Saxons battled Vikings and the Norsemen discovered America. The marked contrasts between powerful royalty, landless peasants, Viking warriors and noble knights are expertly brought to life in this gripping tale of the French prince named Rumon. Shipwrecked off the Cornish coast on his quest to find King Arthur's legendary Avalon, Rumon meets a lonely girl named Merewyn and their lives soon become intertwined. Rumon brings Merewyn to England, but once there he is so dazzled by Queen Alrida's beauty that it makes him a virtual prisoner to her will. In this riveting romance, Anya Seton once again proves her mastery of historical detail and ability to craft a compelling tale that includes real and colorful personalities such as St. Dunstan and Eric the Red.
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2005, c1993
ISBN: 9781556526008
1556526008
Branch Call Number: FIC Seton 3558ad 1
Characteristics: viii, 440 p. :,map

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It is the last quarter of the tenth century, a time of conflict between Church and State, a time of threat from Viking invasions. Amidst the violence comes a knight called Rumon, whose love for the beautiful Merewyn leads them both across the seas to an unknown western land. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"The book is characterized by [an] authentic sense of time resulting from wide reading and detailed sense of place." —The New York Times Book Review

"Anya Seton has vividly and colorfully portrayed life during the tumultuous Dark Ages." —Historical Novels Review
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author
Anya Seton was the author of 10 bestselling historical romances, including Avalon, Devil Water, Dragonwyck, Foxfire, The Hearth and Eagle, Katherine, My Theodosia, The Turquoise, and The Winthrop Woman.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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