The book looks at Arthurian Legends from a female point of view, it follows the trajectory of Morgaine, a priestess fighting to save her matriarchal Celtic culture in a country where patriarchal Christianity threatens to destroy the pagan way of life.
The epic is focused on the lives of Gwenhwyfar, Viviane, Morgause, Igraine and other women who are often marginalized in Arthurian retellings. King Arthur and The Knights of The Round Table are supporting, rather than main characters.
Morgaine is cast as a strong woman who has unique gifts and responsibilities at a time of enormous political and spiritual upheaval as she is called upon to defend her indigenous matriarchal heritage against impossible odds.
The Mists Of Avalon stands as a watershed for feminist interpretation of male centered myth by articulating woman’s experience at times of great change and shifts in gender power.
The Novel was a best seller upon its publication and remains popular to this day and it was also made into a mini-series by the same name.
I would definitely recommend The mists Of Avalon if you enjoy reading fantasy novels.
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