Out of Avalon Book Summary and Study Guide

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"Out of Avalon", edited by Jennifer Roberson, is a collection of short stories revolving around the mysterious, mist-shrouded Isle of Avalon, and King Arthur. Featuring stories from Marion Zimmer Bradley and Diana L. Paxson, Diana Gabaldon and Samuel Watkins, Judith Tarr, and Jennifer Roberson herself. This is a beautifully written collection, giving new life to time-honored legends, and creating new characters that endear themselves immediately.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   King Arthur Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical artifact    -   magical weapon    -   money/gems/treasure Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one person from different culture of other persons

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   40's-50's


Terrain    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   general past Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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