Morgaine, gifted with the Sight and fated with her brother-lover's doom, recounts the glorious tragedy of Camelot's brief flowering - not as a tale of knightly deeds, but as a woman's rounded view of society in the crucible of change.
Though the lives of pious Guinevere, ambitious Morgause, Priestess of Avalon Viviane and her successor as Lady of the Lake, threat to the Old People than the Saxons. For the spread of partiarchal Roman ways and a narrow Christianity seem likely to drive the ancient worship of the Mother forever into the mists . . .