Wednesday, April 28, 2010
While the libraries are full of books relating to King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, THE MISTS OF AVALON adds a rather unique twist to the Arthurian legend. The story is told through the eyes of Morgana Le Faye, Arthur's half sister who is destined to become High Priestess to the old religion in which Mother Earth is the heart of her faith and power. I found it interesting that there are numerous departures from the accepted traditions of the legend. But these enhanced, rather than detracted from the story in general. The character of Morgana, for example, is a complete turn around from the way that she has generally be portrayed in literature.
In short, a VERY good read. And as is the case with all outstanding books, this too was made into a movie of the same title starring Anjelica Huston. It's well worth watching....but somewhat hard to find, so if you spot it in the backlist bin at your local video store, snap it up...you won't be disappointed.
RATING: 5 Stars