The Hollow Hills
Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries. When Uther Pendragon is killed in battle, the time of destiny is at hand, and Arthur must claim the fabled sword to... show more
Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries. When Uther Pendragon is killed in battle, the time of destiny is at hand, and Arthur must claim the fabled sword to become the true High King of Britain.
Publish date: May 1st 2003
Pages no: 475
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
Series: Arthurian Saga -3 (#2)
by Mary Stewart This is the second book of the Merlin Trilogy by Mary Stewart. It begins where the first book left off, taking us through the lead up to the birth of Arthur through to the moment he is recognised as rightful king. Most of the story focuses on Merlin himself and his travels as he ...
This will be a short review because I have a joint blog post about this book with my co-blogger in crime, Moonlight Reader.I still like having Merlin as the narrator in these books and we do get some insight into what power is calling to him and also to Arthur. I found Merlin to be just as obstinate...
It took me a lot longer to get to this book than I originally planned. As I said of its predecessor, The Crystal Cave, fantasy is not a genre I am usually drawn to, but I loved this book and The Crystal Cave. Stewart puts a lot of effort into melding legend with history, and because of this the st...
The Hollow Hills is the second book in Mary Stewart's Arthurian saga and covers the fifteen years between Arthur's birth and his acclamation as High King as experienced by Merlin, who spends much of it avoiding the limelight and traveling to Asia Minor and Constantinople. In a word, not taking a rol...
Slow starting and seemed to drag a bit through the first two sections, but picks up nicely after that.