The Coming of the King

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Random House Publishing Group, 1990 - Fiction - 671 pages
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Nikolai Tolstoy, one of the leading Celtic scholars of our time and direct descendant of one of the world's most distinguished literary families, re-creates the life of Merlin in the most dramatic, enchanting and thoroughly researched novel ever written on the subject. "Once tasted, never forgotten".--Publishers Weekly.

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User Review  - Dale.Price - LibraryThing

Not Malory's Arthurian legendary, but rather the Welsh underpinnings of the same. An acquired taste, but one that rewards the patient reader who can appreciate it on its own terms. Alas for the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing

The medieval French interpreters of the Matter of Britain drew heavily upon the Celtic myths and folktales of Brittany and Great Britain when they wrote their own chivalric stories. The heroes of ... Read full review

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Nikolai Tolstoy is a highly recognized historian and biographer. His previous works include The Coming of the King, The Quest for Merlin, The Minister and the Massacres, The Night of the Long Knives, Victims of Yalta, Stalin's Secret War, and The Tolstoys. He lives in England.

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