Morgan the Fayís life is told by four narrators, two women, two men; two pagan, two Christian; two sympathetic, two hostile; in shifting combinations. Gwennol her nurse, a wise woman of the Old Religion, tells of Arthurís conception and Morganís love-hate relationship with her baby half-brother. The nun Luned tells of Morgan growing up in the nunnery on Tintagel, where abbess and wise woman battle for her soul. The blacksmith Teilo shows us the newly-made queen of Rheged. He tells of the young king Arthurís rise to fame and his rejection of Morganís ambivalent love for him. The young bard Taliesin tells how he discovered the secret of Morganís foster-son Modred, but was unable to prevent the approaching tragedy. Finally, Morgan tells her own version of the past, and weaves through it the growing demonization of her legend down the centuries. She makes a last appeal to the dying Arthur to accept her terms for healing.|
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