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    By: Marion Zimmer Bradley & Diana L Paxson

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    The full sweep of the rich history of Avalon - from the fall of Atlantis to the founding of a new temple on the mist-shrouded isle of Britain - is revealed in this magnificent tale.

    Although the priests and priestesses of Atlantis have known for years that the Sea Kingdoms were doomed, the arrival of the final destruction finds them ill-prepared for what lies ahead.

    On the last island to fall, Micail and Tiriki - prince and princess as well as priest and priestess - are separated during the escape. Micail and his cousin, Prince Tjalan, arrive at their planned destination, a trading post in the Hesperides (the British Isles), where Tjalan loses no time in taking charge. He dreams of founding a glorious new empire in the traditions of Atlantis - whether the local tribes like it or not. To fulfil an ancient prophesy that they will build a great temple in this new land, Micail and the other priests set about finding a way to shift the huge blocks of granite that will become Stonehenge.

    Blown off-course by a storm, the ship carrying Micail's beloved wife Tiriki lands on the wrong shore of the Hesperides. She and the elderly priest Chedan lead their small group in forming a new community in harmony with the local population at the sacred Tor (Glastonbury). Once the two groups become aware of each other, conflict will become inevitable.

    A deeply moving and utterly convincing tale of faith in the face of adversity, filled with memorable characters and haunting landscapes.

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