Die berühmte Artus-Sage aus weiblicher Sicht: Marion Zimmer Bradley erzählt in "Die Nebel von Avalon" die bekannte Geschichte von König Artus völlig neu. Die Fernseh- und Theaterschauspielerin Katharina Spiering verleiht dem Hörbuch mit ihrer lyrischen Erzählstimme eine ganz besondere Atmosphäre.
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Eilan, Tochter eines keltischen Barden, wächst an der Grenze zwischen England und Wales auf. Sie wird in der Schwesternschaft der Priesterinnen zur Seherin ausgebildet. Wie auch den Vestalinnen Roms ist ihr die Liebe zu Männern verboten. Als der Soldat Gaius, Sohn eines römischen Statthalters und einer Engländerin, schwer verwundet in Eilans Elternhaus gebracht wird, beginnt das Unvermeidliche.
Über das sagenhafte Atlantis mit den See-Königtümern und das geheime Alte Reich herrscht ein Geschlecht von Priesterkönigen, das die Naturgewalten - die schöpferischen wie die zerstörerischen - in magischen Kulten bannt. Aus der Nacht der Dämonen brechen die Menschen auf zum strahlenden Tag des Lichts. Doch die Mächte des Bösen lauern darauf, von Neuem entdeckt zu werden...
She was Eilan, the daughter of a Druidic warleader and gifted with visions. In a land struggling to survive both Roman conquerors and her own people's enemies, surely fate had marked her to become a priestess of the Forest House. But first Eilan had chosen a different, forbidden path - to love Gaius, a soldier of mixed blood among the legions sent to subdue her country. So she must hide a terrible secret when she is anointed as the new High Priestess.
After Lew Alton unwittingly roused the fire demon Sharra, the Sword of Aldones was the only weapon that could lay her to rest again. But only one man could wield the sword, and getting it was an even bigger problem.
A posthumous recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Marion Zimmer Bradley reinvented - and rejuvenated - the King Arthur mythos with her extraordinary Mists of Avalon series. In this epic work, Bradley follows the arc of the timeless tale from the perspective of its previously marginalized female characters: Celtic priestess Morgaine, Gwenhwyfar, and High Priestess Viviane.
Marion Zimmer Bradley,
Ursula K. Le Guin,
Vonda N. McIntyre,
Tess Van Horn
Spieldauer: 18 Std. und 35 Min.
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Book View Cafe celebrates its fifth anniversary with an anthology of our favorite stories. From the fantasy and science fiction of our roots to steampunk, romance, historical and mainstream; from humor to life's hardest challenges, across the spectrum from light to dark.
Potente maga dotata della Vista, Morgaine ha sempre avuto la capacità di scrutare nella mente delle persone e di conoscere i loro pensieri. Ora, in là con gli anni e in pace con il mondo e con se stessa, ha deciso di ripercorrere la propria vita e di narrare l'epica storia dell'ascesa e della caduta di Camelot. E ha scelto di farlo non attraverso le gesta eroiche dei cavalieri della Tavola Rotonda, ma attingendo a ciò che il suo potere le ha permesso di conoscere, per dare finalmente voce alle donne.
L'ascesa e la caduta di Camelot raccontata dalle donne che, insieme a Morgaine, hanno visto il mondo che conoscevano cambiare radicalmente. Fuggita da Avalon dopo aver scoperto le orribili macchinazioni della Dama del Lago, Morgaine è più che mai decisa a non essere una docile marionetta nelle mani di Viviane. Non immagina che il figlio che ha partorito e affidato a sua sorella Morgause diventerà un giorno lo strumento della distruzione del padre.
Leonie Hastur has a high degree of laran, the telepathic power of the Comyn caste, and wants to be Keeper of Arilinn Tower, which will give her as much power as her twin brother Lorill, Heir to Hastur. But she has a premonition that something strange and disturbing will come from the sky and change their world forever. She is correct. Ysaye Barnett loves life on shipboard and would happily stay right there, with her beloved computers, forever.
Nobody alive knew how the feud between Storn and Hammerfell had begun, but that didn't stop the fighting. When Storn's men burned Hammerfell's castle, his infant twin sons were separated, and each grew up thinking himself the rightful Duke of Hammerfell. Conn, raised in the mountains by his father's paxman, continued to fight the Storns. Alastair grew up with his mother in Thendara and planned to marry his cousin, Floria. But when Conn came to Thendara to seek King Aiden's help, and the twins encountered each other, it changed all their lives.
In order to get away from the married doctor she had fallen in love with, Susan Moore took a job as a private psychiatric nurse on Sanctuary Island, at Duncarlie Castle. The castle had been brought over stone by stone from Scotland and people said it wasn't haunted.... But if there were no ghosts, there were tragedies that still held sway over the castle and its inhabitants. And Sanctuary Island was a sanctuary only for the birds who lived there, watched over by the enigmatic Park Ranger, Ross Hunter.
"Jadis on m'a donné les noms les plus divers : ceux de sœur, d'amante, de prêtresse, de mage et de reine." Morgane la Fée, prêtresse d'Avalon. Quand Viviane, prêtresse d'Avalon, arrive accompagnée du grand sage Merlin, Ygerne, femme du duc de Tintagel, ne peut contenir la joie de revoir sa sœur. Mais elle est de courte durée. La Dame du Lac lui annonce sa prochaine grossesse - fruit d'une union avec un autre homme - et le destin de l'enfant qu'elle portera : futur Haut Roi de Grande Bretagne, il unira et protégera les peuples présents sur ses terres.
Since time immemorial, the Kingdoms of Sun and of Night have been at war. Pamina, daughter of the Starqueen, supreme symbol of the Night, and of Sarastro, King of the Royal House of the Sun, must now choose which of her parents' ways she will follow. Together with her love, Prince Tamino, she must face the Ordeals at the Court of Wisdom, of Earth and Air, of Fire and Water. Only if she and Tamino pass all these trials can they have a life together.
For the Hunters, the Hunt was a religion. The Sacred Prey, sentient beings collected from all over the galaxy, were literally given a fighting chance - they were allowed to choose weapons from an armory with every imaginable weapon and given time to train. Then they were taken to the place of the Hunt, where death awaited them. Those who survived until the eclipse of the red moon, however, were honored by the Hunters and rewarded with all the wealth they could desire. The trick, of course, was surviving.
Sybil Ellis was a 17-year-old orphan with very few options: If she didn't want to be a governess or a companion - and she didn't - she had to marry. So she married Dr. Philip Maynard, who was old enough to be her grandfather and treated her like a daughter. In fact, he treated her like Judith, the daughter he had lost, even to calling her by that name and having all of his new servants do likewise.
The heroine, Zadieyek of Gyre has been captured and sold as a slave, who has amnesia and remembers nothing of her life before the trip across the desert with the slavers - and, due to a head injury, remembers mercifully little of that. But she does know that she would rather fight in the arena than be a harlot for the men who do…While she remains a slave, she’s quite different from the typical 'slave girl' - she grows and develops, always searching for her memory and her past, convinced that this is not how her life is supposed to be. And, of course, she's right.
Dr. Randall Forth is so desperate to discover a cure for the 48-year-fever, known as Trailmen's fever, he persuades Dr. Jay Allison to undergo hypnosis. Once hypnotized, Jay Allison becomes Jason Allison, his hidden and polar opposite secondary personality.
En des temps reculés, à quelques jours d'accoucher, la reine Hécube reçoit un présage des dieux : son fils provoquera la chute de Troie. Aussi, lorsqu'elle met au monde des jumeaux - un garçon et une fille -, le roi Priam décide d'abandonner le nouveau-né. La princesse Cassandre, elle, deviendra prêtresse du temple d'Apollon.