• Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon

  • By: Diana L. Paxson
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Series: Avalon, Book 7
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-01-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.6 (201 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Epic in its sweep and peopled by the remarkable women who have always inhabited Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon expands the legendary saga that has enchanted millions of readers over the years and is sure to please Bradley's loyal readership and anyone who loves wonderfully told stories of history, myth, and fantasy. A boy raised in secret after traitors kill his parents will return to Avalon---and when he does, he'll be faced with a formidable task: to prove his worth as a son of the kings and priestesses of his land and lead his followers to victory, wielding the newly forged sword Excalibur.
©2009 The Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Trust and Diana L. Paxson (P)2009 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"Along with other titles in the series, this will appeal to lovers of Arthurian and Celtic fantasy as well as fans of Bradley and Paxson." ( Library Journal)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Debra on 06-06-12

Better than I expected

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I bought this book because it was on sale and my son is kind of a Fan of Arthurian stories, I didnt really expect much, I have never been interested. To my surprise I liked the story it was entertaining, I found that I enjoyed the characters, that they were more complex than I expected. The story moved along smartly and didnt lull the way some fantasy can. When I began the book I thought the narrator sounded a little old for the part she read, but I think she grew on me and whithin an hour enjoyed the narration. But I read theis at work and it kept my attention and was quite entertaining.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Judi on 01-26-10

Sword of Avalon Audible version

I have read several books in the Bradley/Paxson "Avalon" series I have found them a fast read only about 400 pages. The book describes in detail how Excalibur, the Sword of Avalon, was crafted -- one of the first swords to be crafted in bronze rather than steel. It opens with the The book is the classic tale of a boy raised in excile comes back as the king of kings and leads his people to victory. The book contains two romances the boy and a priestess he was raised with at Avalon and the blacksmith who adopted the boy and the old Pristess of Avalon. It was quite a good book but it lacked Marion Zimmer Bradly's touch of magic and genius in writing.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Fran Pearce on 07-30-17

Excalliber is born

A wonderful story set a long time before King Arthur. The goddess of Avalon sets in motion the path of discovery to accomplish the making of Excalliber.

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