Avalon

Avalon

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The last quarter of the tenth century was a time of conflict and exploration. While the Anglo-Saxons fought against the Vikings, Norsemen voyaged into the unknown, looking for new lands to pillage, and so discovered America.Prince Rumon of France, descendant of Charlemagne and King Alfred, was a searcher. He had visions of the Islands of the Blessed, perhaps King Arthur's Avalon "where falls not hail, or rain, or any snow." Merewyn grew up in savage Cornwall—a lonely girl, sustained by stubborn courage and belief in her descent from great King Arthur. Chance—or fate—in the form of a shipwreck off the Cornish coast brought Rumon and Merewyn together and from that hour their lives were intertwined. Bound by his vow to her dying mother, Rumon brought Merewyn safely to England and kept from her and all others the shameful secret of her birth. But there his responsibility ended. At court Queen Alfrida dazzled him with her beauty and held him in subjection to her will. Freed by the revelation of Alfrida's murderous actions in a bid to capture the throne for her son, Rumon finally turned to Merewyn, only to find that he had lost her. His search led him across the Atlantic to an unknown land, to disappointment, and at last to fulfillment and peace.
Publisher: 2013
ISBN: 9780547523934
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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It is the last quarter of the tenth century, a time of conflict between Church and State, a time of threat from Viking invasions. Amidst the violence comes a knight called Rumon, whose love for the beautiful Merewyn leads them both across the seas to an unknown western land. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"The book is characterized by [an] authentic sense of time resulting from wide reading and detailed sense of place." —The New York Times Book Review

"Anya Seton has vividly and colorfully portrayed life during the tumultuous Dark Ages." —Historical Novels Review
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About the Author
Anya Seton was the author of 10 bestselling historical romances, including Avalon, Devil Water, Dragonwyck, Foxfire, The Hearth and Eagle, Katherine, My Theodosia, The Turquoise, and The Winthrop Woman.
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