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Mists of Avalon, Book 4 - The Prisoner in the Oak

Marion Zimmer Bradley

Book Four finds Morgaine moving closer to the fate that will set her intractably against Arthur--her lover, brother, and now, enemy. Returning to Camelot during the Feast of Pentecost, Morgaine accuses Arthur of compromising the crown, and demands that he return Excalibur to her. When he refuses, Morgaine arranges a confrontation between her lover, Accolon, and Arthur in the kingdom of Fairy, resulting in Accolon’s death. Grieving and still without Excalibur, Morgaine makes a hasty retreat to Avalon. When she finally returns to Camelot, it is to retrieve Avalon’s Holy Regalia, now being used in a Christian mass. Enraged at this betrayal, Morgaine calls upon the Lady’s magic, which results in the mysterious "disappearance" of the holy chalice, prompting the companions of the Round Table to embark on a 12-month quest to find it. Events spiral out of control when Lancelet returns, resumes his adulterous relationship with Gwenhwyfar, and is finally exposed. The novel closes with the King Stag’s death and Morgaine’s long-anticipated return to Avalon.

Book Four finds Morgaine moving closer to the fate that will set her intractably against Arthur--her lover, brother, and now, enemy. Returning to Camelot during the Feast of Pentecost, Morgaine accuses Arthur of compromising the crown, and demands that he return Excalibur to her. When he refuses, Morgaine arranges a confrontation between her lover, Accolon, and Arthur in the kingdom of Fairy, resulting in Accolon’s death. Grieving and still without Excalibur, Morgaine makes a hasty retreat to Avalon. When she finally returns to Camelot, it is to retrieve Avalon’s Holy Regalia, now being used in a Christian mass. Enraged at this betrayal, Morgaine calls upon the Lady’s magic, which results in the mysterious "disappearance" of the holy chalice, prompting the companions of the Round Table to embark on a 12-month quest to find it. Events spiral out of control when Lancelet returns, resumes his adulterous relationship with Gwenhwyfar, and is finally exposed. The novel closes with the King Stag’s death and Morgaine’s long-anticipated return to Avalon.
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Book Four finds Morgaine moving closer to the fate that will set her intractably against Arthur--her lover, brother, and now, enemy. Returning to Camelot during the Feast of Pentecost, Morgaine accuses Arthur of compromising the crown, and demands that he return Excalibur to her. When he refuses, Morgaine arranges a confrontation between her lover, Accolon, and Arthur in the kingdom of Fairy, resulting in Accolon’s death. Grieving and still without Excalibur, Morgaine makes a hasty retreat to Avalon. When she finally returns to Camelot, it is to retrieve Avalon’s Holy Regalia, now being used in a Christian mass. Enraged at this betrayal, Morgaine calls upon the Lady’s magic, which results in the mysterious "disappearance" of the holy chalice, prompting the companions of the Round Table to embark on a 12-month quest to find it. Events spiral out of control when Lancelet returns, resumes his adulterous relationship with Gwenhwyfar, and is finally exposed. The novel closes with the King Stag’s death and Morgaine’s long-anticipated return to Avalon.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Davina Porter

Length:

11h 43m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:39


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

51:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

56:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:52:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

53:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

43:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

46:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

37:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

32:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:00