WorldCat Identities

Paxson, Diana L.

Overview
Works: 112 works in 448 publications in 8 languages and 12,534 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Military history  Fantasy fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Arthurian romances  Romance fiction  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Creator, Illustrator
Classifications: PS3566.A897, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Diana L Paxson
 
Most widely held works by Diana L Paxson
Priestess of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley( Book )

47 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known to the Romans as Helena on the holy isle of Avalon, British princess Eilan fulfills her destiny to bridge the pagan world of the goddess and the new Christian empire founded by her own son, Constantine, and when she travels to the Holy Land she discovers a truth that transcends any religion. Not since The Mists of Avalon has there been such a powerful & mesmerizing portrait of goddess-powered womanhood & women's spirituality. In Priestess of Avalon, the legendary Marion Zimmer Bradley once again reaches back in time to create a magnificent prequel to her undying classic of Camelot. Priestess of Avalon tells the timeless story of Eilan--known to the Romans as Helena--a British princess raised on the holy isle of Avalon as she grows from maiden to mother to wise woman. It is Helena's destiny--at a crucial turning point in western history--to bridge the pagan world of the goddess & the new Christian empire founded by her own son, Constantine. When Helena embarks on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land she will find the intrinsic truth that transcends both the old religion & the new. The legions of fans who cherish The Mists of Avalon will find its promise brought to rich fulfillment in Priestess of Avalon. For those new to the series, undreamed-of enchantment awaits
Marion Zimmer Bradley's ancestors of Avalon by Diana L Paxson( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2500 years BC, Tiriki, Priestess of Light and of the Earth-goddess Ni-Terat, and her husband Micail, Priest of Light and Prince of the Atlantean state Atharrath, have to save themselves from the destruction of Atlantis and are forced to board different ships to the Isles of Tin (Britain). When they finally reach the British coast, they are far away from each other and they both believe that the other one is dead
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of Avalon by Diana L Paxson( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journey of Boudica, a Celtic princess, and Lhiannon, a priestess who is Boudica's mentor on the Druid isle. When the Romans conquer Britain, Lhiannon fights them while Boudica is married to King Prasutagos who has surrendered. Theirs is a great love story, but when he dies, the Romans brutalize her and her daughters. In rage, Boudica raises the British tribes and nearly succeeds in driving the Romans from Britain, claiming a place in history. Lhiannon survives and becomes the guardian of the Druid traditions in the new Roman Britannia as high priestess of the Forest House
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon by Diana L Paxson( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing the saga of the inhabitants of Avalon, a young boy raised in secret after his parents are killed by traitors returns home to prove his worth and lead his followers to victory while wielding the newly forged sword Excalibur
The white raven by Diana L Paxson( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in German and English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The characters called Drustan and Esseilte in this novel are also known as Tristan and Iseult and Tristram and Isolde
Master of earth and water by Diana L Paxson( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of Ireland's greatest hero, left alone at a tender age to seek his true identity in lands perilous and strange--realms of great men and their blind vengeance, of fairy folk, terrible beasts and hideous monsters
The golden hills of Westria by Diana L Paxson( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her responsibilities as a student of the College of the Wise preventing her from being more than a friend to the restless Prince Phoenix, Sombra finds herself the only person who can rescue him when he is abducted and sold to slavers
The wolf & the raven : a novel by Diana L Paxson( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centuries ago, the legend of the Nibelung gave birth to the most powerful figures of Germanic myth - half warriors, half gods, these superhuman characters inspired awe in all who heard of their strength and their magic. In Sigfrid and Brunahild, the most dramatic union was created: their force, invincible; their passion, unequaled. But even these timeless heroes were once youths themselves, children born to rival kings. In The Wolf and the Raven, Diana L. Paxson captures the early years of their legend, skillfully placing her mythical characters amid the very real turbulent scenery of fifth-century Europe, a land ravaged by tribal warfare
Ancestors of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy-roman
The serpent's tooth by Diana L Paxson( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cridilla, the youngest daughter of Leir Blatonikos, grows to womanhood in a magnificent land, learns the lost secrets of the Goddess from Crow, and must face her own sister's perfidy
The dragons of the Rhine by Diana L Paxson( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the tragedy of Sigfrid and Brunahild. In the court of the Burgunds, Sigfrid is given a potion to make him forget Brunahild and fall in love with Gudrun. The potion even makes him offer his help to the king to win over Brunahild, awaiting Sigfrid's return, spurning the king's advances, saying she will only wed the man who can defeat her. In disguise Sigfrid does so, then to his horror realizes what he has done
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of Avalon by Diana L Paxson( Recording )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prequel to Marion Zimmer Bradley's "The Forest House" follows the story of the Roman conquest of Britain, as a Celtic princess becomes her people's defender against brutal conquerors while her priestess mentor becomes a guardian of Druid traditions
The lord of horses by Diana L Paxson( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Sigfrid is killed, the German king forces Gudrun to marry Attila in the hope of averting war with the Huns. But war comes anyway and it gives Gudrun the opportunity to revenge herself on the king and his half-brother for murdering Sigfrid. By the author of The White Raven
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of Avalon by Diana L Paxson( Recording )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing the saga of the inhabitants of Avalon, a young boy raised in secret after his parents are killed by traitors returns home to prove his worth and lead his followers to victory while wielding the newly forged sword Excalibur
Sword of fire and shadow by Diana L Paxson( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conclusion to the saga of Fionn mac Cumhal, a legendary Irish hero. Here, he goes in pursuit of his friend, Diarmuid mac Duibhne, who stole his woman, Grainne, daughter of the High King. By the authors of Master of Earth and Water
Priestess of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley( Recording )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the British princess Eilan, known to the Romans as Helena, who fell in love with a Roman officer, and is banished from Avalon for her forbidden love. When her lover chooses the Empire over her, she embarks on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to find the truth that transcends both the old religion and the new
The shield between the worlds by Diana L Paxson( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a boy, Fionn mac Cumhal knew nothing of his birth and parentage - or of the magnificent destiny that was his foretold. But now twenty-four winters have passed. The boy has become a man - proven in battle, skilled in poetry and song. He has eaten of the Salmon of Wisdom and walked between the worlds of mortal and faerie. Already his remarkable exploits are legend throughout the land. And now the time has come for Fionn to assume his tribe's mantle of leadership - to restore his fian to its former greatness
Taking up the runes : a complete guide to using runes in spells, rituals, divination, and magic by Diana L Paxson( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although many of us first encountered runes in J.R.R. Tolkien''s Lord of the Rings, this sacred alphabet is by no means a fabrication for books or movies. Similar to Hebrew letters in the sense that each symbol contains a meaning that transcends its original function as a letter, the runes are practical, flexible, and effective symbols with a variety of uses. From the introduction: Effective use of the runes requires both the old wisdom and the new. The student must not only consciously study the meanings ascribed to the runes by earlier scholars, but must internalize them. Today, the best-known
The book of the sword by Diana L Paxson( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of the cauldron by Diana L Paxson( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new take of the Arthurian legend focuses on the tribal rivalries that shaped Britannia in the sixth century and the King, Artor, who would use magic to heal his war-torn kingdom
 
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Priestess of Avalon
Alternative Names
Diana L. Paxson Amerikaans schrijfster

Diana L. Paxson amerikansk komponist og skribent

Diana L. Paxson amerikansk kompositör och författare

Diana L. Paxson écrivain américaine

Diana L. Paxson US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin von historischen Fantasy-Romanen

Diana Paxson scrittrice statunitense

Paxson Diana

Paxson, Diana 1943-

Languages
English (159)

German (22)

Italian (11)

French (10)

Spanish (4)

Dutch (4)

Portuguese (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
Marion Zimmer Bradley's ancestors of AvalonMarion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of AvalonMarion Zimmer Bradley's Sword of AvalonMaster of earth and waterThe golden hills of WestriaThe wolf & the raven : a novelAncestors of AvalonThe dragons of the Rhine