For over two decades, the late Marion Zimmer Bradley, best-selling and beloved author, discovered and nurtured a grand generation of popular and acclaimed writers including Mercedes Lackey, Jennifer Roberson, and a host of others. Authors who have appeared within the pages of Sword and Sorceress represent the full spectrum of some of the brightest talent working today, from C.J. Cherryh, Charles de Lint, Diana L. Paxson, and Emma Bull... to Deborah J. Ross, Steven Brust, and Dave Smeds.
Here are twenty original stories of remarkable women of power, swashbuckling and magic, spells and duels, arcane sorcery and fabled heroism, written by familiar word-weavers of excitement and adventure, and bright newcomers who are sure to become favorites.
The Starlit Jewel back in print
Music has received permission from the Tolkien Estate, to reprint The Starlit Jewel CD and Songbook. The Starlit Jewel contains 13 songs from THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT, set to music by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Kristoph Klover, and Margaret Davis. Music is performed by Celtic/Medieval group Broceliande. This edition is one of the very few to be officially sanctioned by the Tolkien Estate and has once again been limited to 2000 CDs. Ms. Bradley's settings of Tolkien are some of the most celebrated versions. Sound samples and more information are available at http://www.flowinglass.com/sjewel.html
Sword of Avalon
As many of you know, Marion's Avalon series has been continued by the great fantasy writer Diana L. Paxson.
The latest book in the series, Sword of Avalon, is now available in hardback from Roc.
Sword of Avalon tells the story of the forging of Excalibur at the end of the Bronze Age. For more information on the series, go to www.avalonbooks.net
It is available from many bookstores, including Amazon.com.
This excellent book is a prequel to Mists of Avalon, and takes the currently 7 book series to new heights.
It is a fascinating read and well worth getting in hardback and not waiting for the paperback — it is possibly the best of the entire series. It comes highly recommended not just by Jaelle, but by everyone we know who has read it.
If you haven't read any of the Avalon series, or any except Mists of Avalon, Sword is a good book with which to start of the series, since it takes place near the beginning of the series in terms of history and is such an enjoyable book.
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