The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Mists of Avalon

Avalon #1

Marion Zimmer Bradley

fiction fantasy historical adventurous dark slow-paced

884 pages | first published 1982

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Here is the magical legend of King Arthur, vividly retold through the eyes and lives of the women who wielded power from behind the throne. A spellbinding novel, an extraordinary literary achievement, The Mists of Avalon will stay with you for a ...
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Summary of 6733 reviews

Moods

adventurous 72%
dark 60%
mysterious 57%
emotional 51%
reflective 48%
sad 27%
challenging 25%
tense 18%
inspiring 10%
hopeful 6%
informative 6%
relaxing 2%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 71%
medium 27%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 47% | Character: 43% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 52% | Yes: 28% | No: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 65% | Yes: 16% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.93

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