Why this book?
This first book in Mary Stewart’s Merlin series is the book that originally piqued my interest in a post-Roman Britain—but one in which the memory of Rome is not lost, and Roman villas and roads are still part of the countryside. When I started to create my not-quite-British world that is one of the starting points for my series, the feeling of this Britanno-Roman transition period was what I wanted to capture.
The Crystal Cave
Why should I read it?
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What is this book about?
The spellbinding story of Merlin's rise to power.
Vivid, enthralling, absolutely first-class - Daily Mail
So begins the story of Merlin, born the illegitimate son of a Welsh princess in fifth century Britain, a world ravaged by war. Small and neglected, with his mother unwilling to reveal his father's identity, Merlin must disguise his intelligence - and hide his occasional ability to know things before they happen - in order to keep himself safe.
While exploring the countryside near his home, Merlin stumbles across a cave filled with books and papers and hiding a room lined with crystals. It is…
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