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Morgen of Avalon: Dreamspell [Kindle Edition]

Carol Weakland
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Book Description

"Weakland is a talented writer...(who) admirably weaves pacifistic themes in a novel thrawt with war." Foreward Clarion Review

Forget everything you thought you knew about Morgan Le Fay and enter the world of Morgen of Avalon.

She was King Arthur's healer, his love, the Faerie Queen destined to help him evoke peace throughout war torn Britannia. And so Avalon's brightest hope became human.

Mortality proves a double-edged sword that dulls Morgen's memories, especially when fate separates her from Arthur at birth. Magical in every sense of the word, the new found princess so irritates High King Uther Pendragon that he imprisons her in a nunnery where she forgets her purpose -- even her connection to Arthur. What can she have in common with a brother who lives and breathes for the battle field? Only Merlin the arch mage possesses the ability to unite the two soul mates, if he ignores the subtle whispers of his own heart. Morgen finds herself torn between two men, while the battle for Britannia increases its fury.

Set amidst King Arthur's turbulent rise to power, MORGEN OF AVALON: DREAMSPELL is the first in a series of romantic fantasy novels written by Carol Weakland. The finest elements of Arthurian lore come to life as secrets are revealed and oracles fulfilled -- with the ultimate battle upon Badon Hill determining the fate of Briton and Saxon alike. Will the power of pure love redeem all?


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  • Language: English
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Magical Retelling of the Making of King and Kingdom November 1, 2011
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I must preface by stating, that despite "Ivanhoe" being my favorite book, this genre is not my typical reading fare. However, I was intrigued enough by the cover and brief description to take a chance and purchase the Kindle version. I am quite glad that I did. For me, the two criteria for whether I consider a book not only worth reading but enjoyable is whether my attention is completely captured and whether I become interested in and engrossed in the characters. Carol Weakland not only captures my attention with her lush and vividly descriptive writing but has created characters so engaging you are loathe to put the book down - in short, she has left me wanting more!

This is inspired and unique retelling of the legend that is King Arthur and the fantastic characters that surround his kingdom of Camelot. Although many have attempted to bring King Arthur and his feats to life on stage, in film or screen and of course, in poetry and prose; Weakland has meticulously woven factual and historical together with fantasy and romance that many are unable to do without coming across as trite or hokey. She paints a lyrical romance destined across all time and place never before imagined for the most famous of literary (and legendary) kings. Although the character of Morgen is often portrayed in literature as the magical force surrounding King Arthur, she is done so more often than not with evil intent. "Morgen of Avalon: Dreamspell" is far from evil as Weakland introduces her readers to the Queen of the Fairies who will, through undying and predestined love, ensure Arthur unites all of Britannia in peace and establish himself as the King of all Kings.
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The first thing I noticed about Ms. Weakland's Arthurian-themed novel is the quality of the writing. It seemed to me the author MUST be British, for she uses the English language more beautifully than one usually finds to be the case with Americans. If not British, surely she has long read - and treasured - the classics of English literature.

Being an Arthurian enthusiast and independent scholar, I naturally would have approached the story of Morgen le Fay differently. However, the most marvelous quality of the Matter of Britain is its infinite capacity for reinterpretation. Ms. Weakland tackles Morgen from a woman's perspective, of course. However, she does so in a unique way, managing to avoid some of the pitfalls of her predecessors. You will not find in her pages the strident (and woefully misdirected) feminism of, say, Zimmer-Bradley. Nor will you find excessive sentimentality, even though, technically, Dreamspell could be categorized as a historical romance/fantasy.

What you will encounter is a keen imagining and poetic invocation of the earth and goddess-centered magic that is at the center of the protagonist's universe. It is difficult, perhaps impossible, for most of us living in the modern, mundane world to conceive of a time and place where everything was potently sacred. Equally as alien to us now is the concept of divine kingship and its relationship to the prosperity - indeed, to the very continuation - of the land and its myriad forms of life. Weakland does an admirable job of helping us to rediscover this lost world of enchantment and the important personages who cast their spell over it and thus become the stuff of dream.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MAGICAL!! March 28, 2012
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Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful and magical. I think I will add captivating also. Morgen of Avalon, Dreamspell is an unusually fresh look at the oft visited tale of King Arthur. Weakland does a masterful job of pulling the reader into the magical world of Camelot and old Britannia. She makes you want to stay there with her complex weaving of old and new characters, of fact and of fantasy. Outstanding entertainment. Loved it... Now, when is the next one?
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful, evocative tale! March 25, 2012
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Morgen of Avalon, Dreamspell, is a beautifully written tale that plunges you into the heart of Arthurian legend with Morgen of Avalon distraught as Brittania is falling around her and as Arthur, King of Camelot, lies dying from a sword wound in her arms. For some reason her magical healing powers have faded, and she is the only one who can save him. With Merlin the wizard imprisoned in a hawthorn tree, the only way Morgen can help save Arthur, who somehow unconsciously resists her attempts to heal him, is to send him into the world of dreams, and she has only three nights in which she can journey into his past in this dreamworld to uncover what must be found to save him--for the key lies in his past.

Carol Weakland's writing is so lyrical and appropriate for the Arthurian style, and her writing reminds me of Stephen Lawhead's. It takes a special writer of great talent to do this iconic world justice. If you love the Camelot legends, don't miss this novel!
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Author Carol Weakland has always been enthralled by the legends of King Arthur. Raised in a family of avid readers, she first began experiencing which she calls twilight dreaming episodes in her teens where she received vital information that eventually became the Morgen of Avalon series. There were, however, many life experiences that still awaited Carol before she could ultimately begin writing this piece. Highly creative, she studied acting and speech communications at Youngstown State University, where she also received a Masters degree in English literature. A great love for acting lead her across the United States and eventually to the Northern Virgina area where she created Great Expectations Theatrical Productions, which is specifically geared toward bringing classic literary works to life on stage. She also began to adapt novels such as "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Wuthering Heights" into plays which she produced and directed at that time. Eventually, she created ten different one woman shows based on classic works such as "Jane Eyre" and "The Turn of the Screw" that allow her to showcase a unique brand of acting and story-telling into an intimate, engaging theatrical experience. "Morgen of Avalon: Dreamspell" is her newest offering that has been performed at all kinds of venues from First Night Celebrations to Middle School Medieval Days.

She has worked for a US Senator, as a Naturalist Interpreter and a Caregiver, among many other professions. It wasn't until her darling cat, Heathcliff, fell ill that she began studying Reiki healing practices. She also started what became an eleven year quest of traveling religiously to the United Kingdom with her mother so she could walk the land of famous Arthurian sites such as Glastonbury, South Cadbury, Arthur's seat in Edinburgh, Bathhampton, Caerleon, Chester, Conwy, and an endless variety of other places that found their home in the Morgen novels. These were the missing components that needed to be addressed before she could properly begin the series. "The Arthurian Trilogy" came first, however, a series of plays based on the legends of King Arthur. This is what Carol calls her blueprint for the Morgen series, although it is told much more from a male perspective. It took Carol well over eleven years to complete Dreamspell, always working at odd jobs and performing various one woman shows. Thankfully, now that the first book and the Arthurian outline are in place, book two, "Child of Destiny" is fleshing out at a rapid pace. A final book Epiphany will follow before Carol begins the time travel series which unites modern day Jocelyn with Merlin and a host of familiar Arthurian characters in The Hidden Legacy

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