Long-awaited final volume in the Avalon series by bestselling fantasy author, Marion Zimmer Bradley.
Eilan is taken to her father, King Coel, and raised in the Roman way as Helena, but in the year A.D. 259 the ten-year-old girl is returned to Avalon, the mystical place of her birth, to begin her training as a priestess and learn the ways of the Goddess. Yet her Aunt Ganeda, now High Priestess, is determined that Helena shall fail.
Despite the odds, Helena grows to be a skilled healer and a compassionate and gifted priestess, and on the moonlit night of her initiation she sees the face of the Roman, Constantius, the man who she will love for the rest of her life. Her vision also reveals that he will be the father of the one whose light will blaze across the world, the one who will free Britannia from Roman tyranny…
Published posthumously with the aid of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s lifelong friend and collaborator, Diana Paxon, this spellbinding historical romance is the concluding volume in the Avalon series from the author of the worldwide bestseller, The Mists of Avalon, who died in 1999.