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The Mists of Avalon, Book Two - The High Queen

Marion Zimmer Bradley

This imaginative return to the Arthurian legend as told from its pagan priestesses continues with Book Two: The High Queen. Morgaine, finally reconciled to the birth of her son, must relinquish him to her aunt Morgause in exchange for the kept secret regarding his parentage. Arthur marries the timid but dutiful Gwenhwyfar, while ongoing wars with the Saxon invaders continue to rage accross the land. Morgaine, tired of worldly concerns, attempts to return to Avalon, but disappears without a trace somewhere near the end of her journey. In a last bid for peace, Arthur compromises his loyalty to Avalon by carrying the Christian banner into battle. Gwenhwyfar’s inability to conceive has the kingdom despairing of an heir to the throne, while behind the scenes, her love for Lancelet grows more impassioned and desperate.

This imaginative return to the Arthurian legend as told from its pagan priestesses continues with Book Two: The High Queen. Morgaine, finally reconciled to the birth of her son, must relinquish him to her aunt Morgause in exchange for the kept secret regarding his parentage. Arthur marries the timid but dutiful Gwenhwyfar, while ongoing wars with the Saxon invaders continue to rage accross the land. Morgaine, tired of worldly concerns, attempts to return to Avalon, but disappears without a trace somewhere near the end of her journey. In a last bid for peace, Arthur compromises his loyalty to Avalon by carrying the Christian banner into battle. Gwenhwyfar’s inability to conceive has the kingdom despairing of an heir to the throne, while behind the scenes, her love for Lancelet grows more impassioned and desperate.
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This imaginative return to the Arthurian legend as told from its pagan priestesses continues with Book Two: The High Queen. Morgaine, finally reconciled to the birth of her son, must relinquish him to her aunt Morgause in exchange for the kept secret regarding his parentage. Arthur marries the timid but dutiful Gwenhwyfar, while ongoing wars with the Saxon invaders continue to rage accross the land. Morgaine, tired of worldly concerns, attempts to return to Avalon, but disappears without a trace somewhere near the end of her journey. In a last bid for peace, Arthur compromises his loyalty to Avalon by carrying the Christian banner into battle. Gwenhwyfar’s inability to conceive has the kingdom despairing of an heir to the throne, while behind the scenes, her love for Lancelet grows more impassioned and desperate.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Davina Porter

Length:

12h 36m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

57:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:17:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:23:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

59:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

46:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:21:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

39:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

37:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

50:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:40