Thursday, May 24, 2007
The last book in the Avalon series that was rewritten by Diana L Paxson after Marion Zimmer Bradley died back in 1999. It follows Micael and Tiriki who are married and live in Atlantis, the fabled island that fell beneath the sea. They are a prince and princess as well as a priest and priestess who are prophesised to survive the fall of Atlantis and build a new temple to pass down the ancient wisdom.
When Atlantis falls they become separated and leave on different ships not knowing if the other is alive or dead. Micail lands with a group of settlers to form Stonehenge and Tiriki finds times harder becoming the Morgan in Avalon in Glastonbury in the Summer Country. Destined to become enemies, the question is whether they will find each other and reunit before the Sun Wheel is finished...
This was a beautiful book which spent time focusing on the birth of Goddess worship in this country. The secondary characters were well written and it was interesting to see the birth of Merlin as well of Morgan to continue the Avalon myths. Although it was written by Paxson, I would still recommend it to fans of the series as it completes the tale nicely. It was well written and absorbing.
**** out of 5