Merlin: Book Two of the Pendragon Cycle

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 448 pages

A stunning saga of courage and destiny in a legendary time of chaos and kings

He was born to greatness, the son of a druid bard and a princess of lost Atlantis. A trained warrior, blessed with the gifts of prophecy and song, he grew to manhood in a land ravaged by the brutal greed of petty chieftains and barbarian invaders.

MERLIN: Respected, feared and hated by many, he was to have a higher destiny. For it was he who prepared the way for the momentous event that would unite the Island of the Mighty—the coming of Arthur Pendragon, Lord of the Kingdom of Summer.

MERLIN

“Entertains and tantalizes . . . an exciting and thoughtful addition to the ranks of Arthurian fantasy.” –Locus

 

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

Very violent, but otherwise interesting adaptation of Arthurian legend. Appears to be more closely related to the Vulgate cycle and Welsh folklore than anything that Mallory picked up on. Read full review

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User Review  - chriskrycho - LibraryThing

Part 1 is solid, good stuff. Part 2 is thoroughly remarkable. Part 3 is so-so. Lawhead has a problem nailing the ending of these novels, which is too bad. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
9
Section 3
11
Section 4
15
Section 5
29
Section 6
38
Section 7
45
Section 8
48
Section 24
259
Section 25
263
Section 26
267
Section 27
287
Section 28
292
Section 29
294
Section 30
303
Section 31
315

Section 9
75
Section 10
106
Section 11
109
Section 12
113
Section 13
147
Section 14
156
Section 15
171
Section 16
180
Section 17
186
Section 18
204
Section 19
206
Section 20
209
Section 21
227
Section 22
235
Section 23
239
Section 32
319
Section 33
330
Section 34
335
Section 35
345
Section 36
348
Section 37
358
Section 38
365
Section 39
367
Section 40
379
Section 41
392
Section 42
396
Section 43
403
Section 44
415
Section 45
422
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Page 326 - ... you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding, you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds, kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth, young men and maidens, old men and children.
Page 326 - Father, I have sinned against heaven and against thee; and am no more worthy to be called thy son." But the father said to his servants, "Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him ; and put a ring on his finger, and shoes on his feet.
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Page 113 - So these three things continue forever: faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love.
Page 108 - It is a land where kings extend their hands in justice rather than reach for the sword; where mercy, kindness and compassion flow like deep water over the land, and men revere virtue, revere truth, revere beauty, above comfort, pleasure, or selfish gain. A land where peace reigns in the hearts of men, where faith blazes like a beacon from every hill, and love like a fire from every hearth, where the True God is worshiped and his ways acclaimed by all... "There is a golden realm of light, my son....
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Page 1 - ENTERTAINS AND TANTALIZES. . . AN EXCITING AND THOUGHTFUL ADDITION TO THE RANKS OF ARTHURIAN FANTASY." Locus "LAWHEAD MANAGES TO GIVE THE OLD TALE NEW MEANING AND FASCINATION. A fine storyteller, he brings the Arthurian characters to life without sacrificing any of the haunting pleasures of the legends.
Page 108 - There is a land shining with goodness where each man protects his brother's dignity as his own, where war and want have ceased and all races live under the same law of love and honor. "It is a land bright with truth, where a man's word is his pledge, and falsehood is banished, where children sleep safe in their mothers arms and never know fear or pain.

About the author (2009)

Stephen R. Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. His works include Byzantium and the series The Pendragon Cycle, The Celtic Crusades, and The Song of Albion. Lawhead makes his home in Austria with his wife.

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