The Merlin of St. Gilles' Well

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Tom Doherty Associates, Nov 4, 2000 - Fiction - 352 pages
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In the bestselling tradition of The Mists of Avalon, a powerful retelling of the legend of Joan of Arc!

For close to six hundred years, the world has been fascinated by the true story of Joan of Arc. The saga of her rise from obscurity to lead the armies of France, followed by her tragic martyrdom, has inspired many books, plays, and films.

Less well known is the fact that Joan's astounding destiny was predicted by ancient prophecies attributed to none other than Merlin himself. Or that Joan, later canonized by the Church as a saint, may have been a practioner of an even older religion: the ancient pagan ways that predated Christianity throughout Europe.

The Merlin of St. Gilles' Well is a stunning historical fantasy, based on actual events, that casts Joan and her times in a revealing new light.



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Contents

Acknowledgments
Crimson Tangled with the Call of the Green
First Antiphon
The Lord and the Linen Merchant
The Fabric Called Spidenvebs
Blood Fanned on NewFallen Snow
Second Antiphon
Battened with Blackcherry
Demons Caught in a
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About the author (2000)

Ann Chamberlin is the author of such acclaimed historical novels Sofia, The Sultan's Daughter, and The Reign of the Favored Women. The Merlin of St. Gilles' Well is her first fantasy. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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