The final part of Mary Stewart’s Merlin trilogy brings us to Camelot’s Golden Age with Arthur established as High King of Britain. The battles this time are of the heart, as Queen Guinevere and Bedwyr, Arthur’s best friend since childhood days and staunchest of his companions, struggle to remain loyal to their king, and Merlin falls in love – or under the spell – of young apprentice Nimuë.
Part two of Mary Stewart’s retelling of the Arthurian legend from the perspective of Prince Merlin takes us from Arthur’s birth to his ascension to the throne. Not as straightforward as you’d expect (unless, of course, you know the story already).
An excellent read for the quiet times at the start of my Best of Burma trip.
Publisher page: The Hollow Hills – Mary Stewart
Part 1 of Mary Stewart’s classic retelling of the legend of King Arthur, told through the life, eyes and visions of Merlin.
The Crystal Cave covers Myridden Emrys’ childhood as the bastard son of a Welsh princess, and his teenage years in Brittany with exiled British princes Ambrosius and Uther, where they bide their time and train their troops until the time is right to return to Britain and reclaim the throne from Vortigern.
Fantastic stuff. I’ve got volumes 2 and 3 out of the library already.
Publisher page: The Crystal Cave – Mary Stewart