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Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
ISBN: 0718129474
Language: English
Pages: 432 pages
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd (October 7, 1993)
Rating: 4.5
Formats: lrf mobi lit azw
FB2 size: 1129 kb | EPUB size: 1718 kb | DJVU size: 1174 kb
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Bradley does a masterful job of creating the flavor of the period and the two diverse cultures, as well as strong female characters.

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Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – September 25, 1999) was an American author of fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, and science fantasy novels.

Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – September 25, 1999) was an American author of fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, and science fantasy novels, and is best known for the Arthurian fiction novel The Mists of Avalon, and the Darkover series. While she is noted for her feminist perspective in her writing,:28–29 her popularity has been posthumously marred by multiple accusations against her of child sexual abuse and rape by two of her children, Mark and Moira Greyland, and others.

The Forest House book. The Forest House-prequel to The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley’s beloved and enduring classic-is a mesmerizing epic of one woman’s mythic role at a turning point in history. In a Britain struggling to survive Roman invasion, Eilan is the daughter of a Druidic warleader, gifted with visions and marked by fate to become a priestess of the Forest.

Marion Zimmer was born in Albany, NY, on June 3, 1930, and married Robert Alden Bradley in 1949. Mrs. Bradley received her . in 1964 from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, then did graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1965-67. She was a science fiction/fantasy fan from her middle teens, and made her first sale as an adjunct to an amateur fiction contest in Fantastic/Amazing Stories in 1949.

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Marion Zimmer Bradley was the New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy author of the Avalon .

Marion Zimmer Bradley was the New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy author of the Avalon series, the Darkover series, and more. She die. ore about Marion Zimmer Bradley. About Marion Zimmer Bradley. Marion Zimmer Bradley was the New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy author of the Avalon series, the Darkover series, and more.

The Forest House- prequel to The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley's beloved and enduring classic - is a mesmerizing epic of one woman's mythic role at a turning point in history. Before the Mists obscured the Isle of Avalon, there was the Forest House; where, in a remote part of Britain, a secret circle of Druidic priestesses guarded the ancient rites of learning, healing, and prophecy against the inexorable approach of the Roman Empire. Young Eilan, born to a Druidic family, is ripening toward womanhood and the flowering of an inner power she hardly dares dream of. Already she hears the call of the Great Goddess - and it will be she who is ceremonially chosen as the new High Priestess when the reigning Priestess of the Oracle dies.

The Roman grip on their empire was slackening; the Druidic order - far stronger than the tiny Christian sect - was itself in turmoil. Caught in the centre of the conflict are a young British girl of Druidic family, chosen to be a priestress, and a Roman tribune, ambitious for power.
Comments (7)
Zymbl
This is a far back prequel to the Mists of Avalon and an introduction to the next book, The Lady of Avalon. Back in the time when the people of Britannia weren't yet so dominated by Christian oppression and the Druids, were experiencing their first battles against Roman occupation of the territory. Avalon was not even a place yet and the priestesses were not quite independent yet. The Forest House is the just the beginning of the magical road to Avalon.
Arashilkis
This is one of Zimmer Bradley's classics that I just never got to read but with our bad weather finished it in a few days. I'm familiar with the background of the story from her works - especially the Mists of Avalon that this precedes and the works of the incomparable Morgan Llewellyn that covers much of the same subject matter. The only reason it got a 4 star instead of the 5 star is that it was somewhat predictable - and the ending too violent for my taste. But the characters are strong, for the most part well developed and relatable.
Leceri
I read this book after The Mists of Avalon and kind of feel that reading it first would've been better. I love the fact that it's a historically accurate fiction and you really develop care for the characters and their troubles. Every book she writes seems to end tragically and I have to say this one was quite heart breaking and left me yearning to read more of her writings, unfortunately I felt this was her last "strong" book, maybe because there is another writer involved in some of her following books. It starts a little slow, but is worth the read.
Fararala
The history is so very well done. One can feel the blend of real history and fantasy are seamlessly combined with the real Earth-Goddess based religions of today. Excellent book, I couldn't put it down, but what else could we expect from the amazing Marion Zimmer-Bradley! As good as "The Mists of Avalon" I have a first edition....In fact, I reread them both in order again..A 10!
Cala
Loved Mists so I decided to try this one as well. I was very curious about Eilan. I am glad I read it. It wasn't quite the pageturner that Mists was, but I felt it was essential since it tells us about Avalon's beginnings and makes some sense of some of the things I had questions about in Mists.

***TRIGGER WARNING***

This book has SEVERAL graphic mentions of rape and other similar violence to women. It's essential to the plot but could be very triggering to some.
Saithinin
I found the book enthralling and cannot recommend it more highly. The author has created believable characters who I really cared for while putting them in a historical period of time that was fascinating to read about. My only complaint is that I knew how the story would end since I am an opera lover.
Narder
The book is written with many details that it becomes real. It's not just like a story you can stop reading at any time, you want to know how it ends. Sometimes in movies you see the hero going through water and then as soon as he's out his cloth is dry... and you know it's "just a movie" but in the stories of Marion Zimmer Bradley, she creates such a vivid reality that is not "just fiction".
I like her books very much and my favored "Mists of Avalon" and "Fires of Troy" I have read more than once.
A wonderful prequel to The Mists of Avalon. I couldn't stop reading it. An absolute pleasure to read. A real pageturner.