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Vendor: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: 1990
Dimensions: 6.75 X 4 (inches)
Series: Pendragon Cycle
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.
“Entertains and tantalizes . . . an exciting and thoughtful addition to the ranks of Arthurian fantasy.” –Locus
The Masked Reviewer5 Stars Out Of 5April 11, 2002The Masked ReviewerMerlin is the second great book in the Pendragon Cycle series by Stephen Lawhead. It's been a while since I read it, so I don't quite remember all the details of what made it good (the Masked Reviewer shirk-eth his duty!), but I can say with confidence that this was very good. The third book, Arthur, is the first one that's really in the whole Arthurian legend vein, but as a set-up book, this does amazingly well. Lawhead neatly shelves the long, white bearded old spell-casting wizard and replaces him with a realistic man, one you can actually relate to. This book probably wouldn't do so great as a stand-alone, but as part of the Pendragon Cycle it is wonderful. DISCLAIMER: I probably should have put this on Taliesin, but I can't change that now. When this and similar books say "Adult Fiction," heed those words. I wouldn't recommend this to any pre-teens or younger. It's a great Christian book, but some things are a tad too graphic for younger people.