The Crystal Cave
Fifth century Britain is a country of chaos and division after the Roman withdrawal. This is the world of young Merlin, the illegitimate child of a South Wales princess who will not reveal to her son his father's true identity. Yet Merlin is an extraordinary child, aware at the earliest age that... show more
Fifth century Britain is a country of chaos and division after the Roman withdrawal. This is the world of young Merlin, the illegitimate child of a South Wales princess who will not reveal to her son his father's true identity. Yet Merlin is an extraordinary child, aware at the earliest age that he possesses a great natural gift - the Sight. Against a background of invasion and imprisonment, wars and conquest, Merlin emerges into manhood, and accepts his dramatic role in the New Beginning - the coming of King Arthur.
Publish date: February 2nd 2012
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: Arthurian Saga -3 (#1)
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...
by Mary Stewart I had forgotten that I re-read this when the author died, so my review is basically a repeat of a previous one because my opinions haven't changed. First off, the writing is excellent. I was deep in this story in a way that would normally generate 5 stars. The only reason it only...