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

Description

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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Moods

adventurous 64%
dark 60%
emotional 55%
reflective 51%
mysterious 48%
sad 33%
challenging 28%
tense 17%
inspiring 8%
informative 6%
hopeful 2%

Pace

slow 80%
medium 17%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 36% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 53% | Yes: 30% | No: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 71% | Yes: 15% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 2%

Average rating

3.9