It was a time of legend, when the last shadows of the mighty Roman conqueror faded from the captured Isle of Britain. While across a vast sea, bloody war shattered a peace that had flourished for two thousand years in the doomed kingdom of Atlantis.Taliesin is the remarkable adventure of Charis,... show more
It was a time of legend, when the last shadows of the mighty Roman conqueror faded from the captured Isle of Britain. While across a vast sea, bloody war shattered a peace that had flourished for two thousand years in the doomed kingdom of Atlantis.Taliesin is the remarkable adventure of Charis, the Atlantean princess who escaped the terrible devastation of her homeland, and of the fabled seer and druid prince Taliesin, singer at the dawn of the age. It is the story of an incomparable love that joined two worlds amid the fires of chaos, and spawned the miracles of Merlin...and Arthur the king.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 26th 2008
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
Series: The Pendragon Cycle (#1)
I love how this book begins: an unnamed chronicler remembers the lost land of Atlantis and determines to tell of its people. He or she has little else to do as a prisoner. The story proper begins with Charis, a bored Atlantean princess, who is dying to shake up the sameness of her life. She hopes ...
This book was really different then what I'm used to. Possibly that's becuase it was written 25 years ago when books were allowed to go a little slower. It tells the story of Taliesin, a Celtic hero, and Charis, a princess of lost Atlantis. They live, meet people, fall in love, and have a baby who ...
Personally I was hoping for a bit more magic. It was a tough book to get into because of the sheer number of characters and the switching back and forth between the two stories. Once you get into it though it becomes more interesting, I'm looking forward to the other books in the series but I have t...
The names are far too weird. They seriously distracted from the story. I couldn't even finish reading it.
In theory, the melding of the Atlantis and Arthurian myths sounds intriguing, but it was just okay.