Avalon Author:Anya Seton Th 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, decendant of Charlemagne and of King Alfred, was a searcher. He ... more »had visions of the Islands of the blessed, perhaps King Arthur's Avalon "where falls not hail, or rain or any snow." rumon came from Provence to visit the court of his cousin, King Edgar, and so began a quest that was to last his whole life, take him to far places, and bring him sorrow, joy privation, and honor.
Merewyn grew up in savage Cornwall - a lonely girl, sustained by stubborn courage and by pride in her descent from great King Arthur.« less