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This is Merlin's story, the story of the island of the MIghty - of warring battlechiefs and bloody Saecsen invaders, of the hidden Hill Folk and the waning power of Rome. It is Merlin's story as none but he could tell it - a tale of love and savagery and madness. An all-consuming vision - of the glorious Kongdom of Summer... of treachery and death... of the saving of a babe new-born, and a sword in a stone...

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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

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About the author (1988)

Novelist Stephen R. Lawhead was born in July 2, 1950 in Kearney, Nebraska. He graduated from Kearney State College. He wrote his first novel, In the Hall of the Dragon King (1982) to try to support his family. This launched his literary career. Many of Lawhead's works are based on Celtic history and Arthurian legend. He has also written children's books, adapting many of them from stories he told his children. Lawhead's various series include Bright Empires, The Pendragon Cycle, and the King Raven Trilogy. The second book in the King Raven Trilogy, Scarlet, won a Christy Award in the category of Visionary Fiction.

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