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Sunrise of Avalon (Twilight of Avalon Trilogy, Book 3) Paperback – Illustrated, September 13, 2011
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- Item Weight : 13.5 ounces
- Paperback : 448 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1416589910
- ISBN-13 : 978-1416589914
- Product Dimensions : 5.25 x 1.3 x 8 inches
- Publisher : Gallery Books; Illustrated Edition (September 13, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,777,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Throughout this novel I have come to greatly admire the character of Isolde, and I feel that Ms Elliot has portrayed a woman of great courage and strength who has had to find her way through a world dominated by men. And yet Isolde understands the world that she lives in; she is well aware of how her gender affects her role on the King's Council and yet she never allows frustration to cloud her judgement, but rather accepts the enivitable and makes her way as best as she can.
The character of Trystan was created a different way by the author, as we are not granted much insight into his past and his vague answers to questions that Isolde asks of his past can be a little frustrating. I feel as though Ms Elliott has done this on purpose, as it mirrors how Isolde must feel trying to break down Trystan's defenses. Trystan's actions speak louder than anything else and throughout the triology we come to see him as a loyal and incredibly brave, if not a bit reckless, young man. These attributes are enough to like Trystan, but the reader is never able to reach the same level of familiarity with him as we are with Isolde. Together they are a very complex and three-dimensional pair of characters, and I feel that the author has done excellent work in creating them. I could read their story time and time again...and I probably will!
A must-read trilogy, start from the beginning: 'Twilight of Avalon', 'Dark Moon of Avalon' and finally this novel, 'Sunrise of Avalon'.
Marche and his allies Saxon King of Kent Octa of the "Bloody Knife" and the High King Madoc begin a terror campaign to destroy the opposition. Trystan tries to serendipitously subvert their unholy alliance. Isolde pleads with Madoc to withdraw for the good of the nation, but he informs her Octa captured his son Rhun. Lord Marche recaptures Isolde and demands a second marriage of political convenience as they were briefly married last year and he is unaware she is wed to his son. She and Rhun escape leading to his sire attacking the Saxons in the Battle of Britain.
The final Trystan & Isolde Arthurian mythos (see Twilight of Avalon) is an exciting complicated (at times too convoluted) thriller as betrayal, treachery and broken alliances are the norm. Politics makes strange bedfellows with human hostage being the choice of the times. Although readers will want to smack Trystan on the head for his inability to fully accept Isolde's love of him, fans of Anna Elliot's saga will enjoy the outcome of Arthur's legacy determined by "helpless" women.
I highly recommend this trilogy to anyone who enjoys historical fiction, fantasy and romance.