Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Five alluring literary love triangles

At B&N Reads Tara Sonin tagged five favorite literary love triangles, including:
The Mists of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Possibly the ultimate fantasy love triangle in the ultimate fantasy novel: the story of Arthur’s rise to the throne of Camelot, told by the women surrounding him from his priestess half-sister Morgaine to his Queen Gwenhwyfar, who had a forbidden love for Lancelet, one of his knights. This novel is controversial and deals with issues such as religious extremism and incest, but at its heart are complex, dramatic relationships as the women navigate love and happiness, which often do not go hand in hand.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Also see Ewan Morrison's top ten literary ménages à trois.

--Marshal Zeringue