Near fine condition.Michael Joseph,1997.First UK edition-5th printing.Purple hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,small nick on the edge of the front cover) with Dj(very small tear,a couple of nicks and creases on the edges of the Dj cover),both in near fine condition.Illustrated with a b/w map.Nice and clean pages as new with a couple of small ink marks and light shelf wear on the outer edges,small nick and crease on the edge of the pages,small pencil mark impression on the edge of the first blank page of the book.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear.467pp including List of People in the Story,list of Places in the Story.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph From Booklist: Bradley's sensational Arthurian fantasy, The Mists of Avalon (1982), could never have a sequel, not if Bradley wanted to keep women's power as the main theme, because after Camelot, you will recall, things went steadily downhill. So she retreated and wrote The Forest House (1994), a prequel about the struggle between native Celts and invading Romans in Avalon's home world. This sequel to House and prequel to Mists is set close enough to Arthurian times for such important figures as Merlin and Vivianne to appear, yet far enough before them to allow Bradley's imagination ample scope. In it, three characters capable of reincarnation--a priestess, a mother, and a son--appear in similar relationships in episodes set at the turn of the first to the second century A.D., the end of the third century, and the middle of the fifth century. In each time, Avalon is threatened; the mystic isle survives, of course, but only through sacrifice. Bradley's women are, as usual, strong and vibrant, but never before has she so effectively depicted the heroic male.