Priestess of Avalon Book Summary and Study Guide

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Eilan was a British Princess, raised on Avalon to be a priestess, and known to the Romans as Helena. When a Roman officer arrived on the isle, Eilan fell in love with him, and he with her, and went against the Lady of the Lakes wishes to be with him. But her forbidden love got her banished from Avalon...forever. Forced into a world she finds cold and empty, Helena seeks to find comfort in the arms of Constantius, her Roman lover, and near the presence of her Goddess. Marion Zimmer Bradley and Diana L. Paxson bring "Priestess of Avalon", a story of heartache, loss, and courage when faced with losing all that is important.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   alternate history Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   ruler    -   a powerful magician Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission    -   destined love (dream or prediction) Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   coping with mental/magical powers Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Religious overtones?    -   Yes Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one person from different culture of other persons

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30'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 Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   society controls main character's sexing    -   actual description of sex    -   description of breasts How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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