The Crystal Cave
Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying before the High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther... show more
Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying before the High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon . . . and the conception of Arthur -- king for once and always.
Publish date: May 1st 2003
Pages no: 494
Edition language: English
Series: Arthurian Saga -3 (#1)
by Mary Stewart With the recent death of Mary Stewart, I decided it was time to read her Merlin trilogy which had been on my radar for a long time. This is the first book which tells the story of Merlin's life from childhood to the point where the future King Arthur is conceived. First off, the ...
I don't remember anything about this, except what happens to Merlin, which may not even be part of this book.****1994 Jul 16It's been at least thirty years since I read this. Since then I've read a great many retellings of the Arthurian legend, which I don't think would have come if not for this. Ma...
The Crystal Cave Book 5 - The Coming of the Bear covers the period between the death of Ambrosius and the conception of Arthur. Better paced than the sections covering Merlin’s youth, the end of the book wasn’t as strong as the section relating the conquest of Britain by Ambrosius. It is over 20 ...
The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart Book 1 of Arthurian Saga The first three books of the Arthurian Saga is also known as The Merlin Trilogy. This series is being read as part of a Buddy Read @ BookLikes. See Also: Week One Update | Week Two Update Book III: The Wolf Progress on 11/16/16: 33...
Series: Arthurian Saga #1 Completely unmemorable. The old man telling the child and then the young man’s story sounded stale to me. Merlin seemed to be more of a sock puppet than a person. I didn’t really care about anyone in the story, and most of the dialogue rang false, somehow. The prose w...