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book cover of The Mists of Avalon book 2 by breathing2004
book cover of The Mists of Avalon book 2

The Mists of Avalon is a 1983 novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley, in which she relates the Arthurian legends from the perspective of the female characters. The book follows the trajectory of Morgaine (often called Morgan le Fay in other works), a priestess fighting to save her matriarchal Celtic culture in a country wherepatriarchal Christianity threatens to destroy the pagan way of life.[1] The epic is focused on the lives of GwenhwyfarVivianeMorgauseIgraine and other women who are often marginalized in Arthurian retellings. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are supporting rather than main characters.

The Mists of Avalon is in stark contrast to most other retellings of the Arthurian tales, which consistently cast Morgan le Fay as a distant, one-dimensional evil sorceress, with little or no explanation given for her antagonism to the Round Table. In this case Morgaine is presented as a woman with unique gifts and responsibilities at a time of enormous political and spiritual upheaval who is called upon to defend her indigenous matriarchal heritage against impossible odds.The Mists of Avalon stands as a watershed for feminist interpretation of male-centered myth by articulating women's experiences at times of great change and shifts in gender-power. The typical battles, quests, and feuds of King Arthur's reign act as secondary elements to the women's lives.

The story is told in four large parts: Book One: Mistress of MagicBook Two: The High QueenBook Three: The King Stag, and Book Four: The Prisoner in the Oak. The novel was a best-seller upon its publication and remains popular to this day. Bradley and Diana L. Paxson later expanded the book into the Avalon series.

this is the chinese version will published in 2015 in china soon

cover of book 1
cover for The Mists of Avalon book 1 by breathing2004

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cover for The Mists of Avalon book 1 by breathing2004
cover for The Mists of Avalon book 1
the first bookof series will be pubilshed in July in China.

The Mists of Avalon is a 1983 novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley, in which she relates the Arthurian legends from the perspective of the female characters. The book follows the trajectory of Morgaine (often called Morgan le Fay in other works), a priestessfighting to save her matriarchal Celtic culture in a country where patriarchal Christianity threatens to destroy the pagan way of life.[1] The epic is focused on the lives of GwenhwyfarVivianeMorgauseIgraine and other women who are often marginalized in Arthurian retellings. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are supporting rather than main characters.

The Mists of Avalon is in stark contrast to most other retellings of the Arthurian tales, which consistently cast Morgan le Fay as a distant, one-dimensional evil sorceress, with little or no explanation given for her antagonism to the Round Table. In this case Morgaine is presented as a woman with unique gifts and responsibilities at a time of enormous political and spiritual upheaval who is called upon to defend her indigenous matriarchal heritage against impossible odds. The Mists of Avalon stands as a watershed for feminist interpretation of male-centered myth by articulating women's experiences at times of great change and shifts in gender-power. The typical battles, quests, and feuds of King Arthur's reign act as secondary elements to the women's lives.

The story is told in four large parts: Book One: Mistress of MagicBook Two: The High QueenBook Three: The King Stag, andBook Four: The Prisoner in the Oak. The novel was a best-seller upon its publication and remains popular to this day. Bradley and Diana L. Paxson later expanded the book into the Avalon series.

cover of book 2
book cover of The Mists of Avalon book 2 by breathing2004

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Heroes Reborn by breathing2004
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for wow Warlords of Draenor

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Jian Guo
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
People's Republic of China
I have been working as an archi tacture designer since my graduation, I work as a freelancer illustrator and designer in spare time.I searched inspritions from movies and games respectively and was invited to showcase my artworks on the Blizzard official website for several times as the most recognized inoffical illustrator related to World of Warcraft. I also attended the Blizzard Carnival in 2011 with invitation.
In recent years, I have been immersed in creations of the glass painting style artworks among which the recreation of Lord of the Rings series won me many honors. My first contact to the trilogy was when the movie directed by Peter Jackson was on the show in 2002, I read the Lord of the Rings and the Hobits books after I saw the movie. I doodled some pictures for fun, much to the visual effect of the movie than to substantial appreciation for the masterpiece itself. I gained a more profound understanding though extensive reading later, now I would read the novel every 2 years, whenever I read it I will forget time passing and keep reading thoughout the whole night.
Then I had a chance to know the glass painting style and felt it must be great If I adopt this style to tell a story because it was endowed with a sense of religious magnificence yet the plot is usually unsophisticated, with reasonable arrange of the images, a chapter from the book could be represented in a single picture.
It happened that the Deviantart website was hosting an online Lord of the Rings fan art challenge and an artwork of mine Rest in Gildor's Forest was positively approved, then I started to create the Lord of the Rings series.
Later my artworks Roselolin’s Gift and The Grieve Over A Twilight Star received favorable comments and being posted on international websites,eventually they were selected into the One Ring exhibition in Los Angeles in 2013.
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Tha-TG-uy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
I don't suppose you take private commissions do you?
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LurkerintheMirk Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Hello JianGuo,
I just want to say I'm a fan of your works, particularly your stained glass collection of Middle-earth. Clearly you know the world and you meld your style with the narrative and details so well. Thank you for sharing your art.

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ErelasInglor Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Hello!  

I just stumbled upon your Tolkien inspired works, I'm honestly quite inspired, pleased, and awed by your renditions that feel quite close to Tolkien's own renditions of characters that he made.  Well done!  I noticed you like the books as well, have you ever read "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss or The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson?  Would highly suggest them to you if you enjoy high fantasy like Tolkien.  

In any case, thank you for sharing you work and looking forward to more.
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akanesarumara Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Writer
Hello^^ Sorry for the spam of favourites but your art is simply so stunning I couldn't hold back, I love your painted-glass-window-looking style especially^^ 
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merenwen99 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is stunning! :heart:
You deserve so much more recognition! :huggle:
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Anne-annie-annet Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student General Artist
I just found your artwork and it´s amazing! I wish I could have some of your illustrations on my Lotr-wedding ...so amazing.
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Tyrannuss555 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Are you planning on doing the story of Celebrimbor
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Flane-kanja Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just finished framing a print of your work that I bought off DA as a Christmas present for my Father! It looks fantastic and the colours are beautiful! Keep up the great work!
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CaptainBritish Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there anywhere I can buy i.imgur.com/Hvz3pNX.jpg as a print from you? I desperately want it but I can't find it anywhere on your DeviantArt.
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Deep6Howl Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art amazes me beyond belief, it is clear that much of your time went into your research and work and that you love what you do, I love seeing your artworks they are very inspirational!
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