Avalon Author:Anya Seton This saga of yearning and mystery travels across oceans and continents to Iceland, Greenland, and North America during the time in history when Anglo-Saxons battled Vikings and the Norsemen discovered America. The marked contrasts between powerful royalty, landless peasants, Viking warriors and noble knights are expertly brought to life in this ... more »gripping tale of the French prince named Rumon. Shipwrecked off the Cornish coast on his quest to find King Arthur's legendary Avalon, Rumon meets a lonely girl named Merewyn and their lives soon become intertwined. Rumon brings Merewyn to England, but once there he is so dazzled by Queen Alrida's beauty that it makes him a virtual prisoner to her will. In this riveting romance, Anya Seton once again proves her mastery of historical detail and ability to craft a compelling tale that includes real and colorful personalities such as St. Dunstan and Eric the Red.« less
Outstanding book. If you have not read a book by Anya Seton pick one up. Much better than her modern day contemparary Phillipa Gregory (I like Phillipa Gregory too) Very good mix of history, romance and advenure. You will learn a lot about Vikings, Greenland, Ice land are America's early settlers. Awesome book.