Avalon Author:Anya Seton The last quarter of the tenth century was a time of conflict and searching. There was conflict between Church and State, and between Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. At the same time, the Norsemen voyaged into the unknown, looking for new lands to pillage, and so discovered America. — Rumon, descendant of Charlemagne and of King Alfred, was a searcher... more ». He had visions of the Islands of the Blessed, perhaps King Arthur's Avalon, and he came from Provence to visit the court of his cousin, King Edgar.
Merewyn grew up in savage Cornwall, a lonely girl, sustained by stubborn courage and by pride in her descent from the great King Arthur.
Chance, or fate, in the form of a shipwreck off the Cornish coast brought Rumon and Merewyn together, and from that hour their lives were intertwined. It is a saga of yearning and mystery, tragedy, saintliness and love.« less