There is Morgaine, an intense women gifted with the Sight, who has sworn to keep the old religion alive against the growing tide of Christianity that threatens her way of life--even if it means fighting a deadly battle against her beloved brother. And the devout Gwenhwyfar, married to Arthur out of a sense of duty, determined to bring Britain into the light of her God.
From their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies, Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar live again as the great Arthurian epic unfolds around them. As the two women struggle for control over the fate of Arthur's kingdom, as the Knights of the Round Table take on their infamous quest, as Merlin and Viviane wield their magics for the future of Old Britain, the Isle of Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory, until the fissure between old and new worlds--and old and new religions--claims its most famous victim.
THE MISTS OF AVALON is a rich, masterful, and spellbinding modern classic in which myth and magic, power and spirituality, struggle and triumph illuminate the legend anew.
The Mists of Avalon