I‘ve always been a little obsessed with Arthurian Legend, and this book was a treat to read! I greatly enjoyed it, and look forward to reading more of the series! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I was a little disappointed with this book as I thought I would love it. Sadly, I thought it was quite tedious and a tad boring. It didn‘t engage me, probably because it is a bit dated. It is well written, though, and I can see that some people would enjoy it. I enjoy Mary Stewart‘s mystery suspense novels, but this one was not for me. We can‘t all like the same books!
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I only have the first book in this Arthurian quartet by Mary Stewart. I read the first three as a teenager but I‘m pretty sure I didn‘t read the last book. I loved them when I was young and want to re-read to see if they hold up.😀
loved it! some may find this book slow but i thought it romantic and poetic. i took my time reading it as the names of places and locations was confusing to me at times but eventually started to come more easily, the authors note was helpful with that as well. i‘m eager to read the next one as this one ended with his prophesy of Arthur and what‘s to come ⚔️🛡🔮✨
“The white dragon of the Saxons and the red dragon of Ambrosius fighting it out,the red dragon looking not so clever to begin with, but winning in the end. then a bear coming out of Cornwall to sweep the field clear”
“A bear? you mean boar, surely; that‘s Cornwalls badge..”
“Artos was the word. you called him, Arthur..”
✨Merlin just had his first vision of Arthur✨👑 i LOVE Mary Stewart🖤🌿 i love this book
“Mithras, Apollo, Arthur, Christ - call him what you will,” I said. “What does it matter what men call the light? It is the same light, and men must live by it or die. I only know that God is the source of all the light which has lit the world, and that his purpose runs through the world and past each one of us like a great river, and we cannot check or turn it, but can only drink from it while living, and commit our bodies to it when we die.”
I should have listened to my mother and read this decades ago. Stewart tells a good story which enriched the Arthurian legend without deviating from the outlines we know. Highly recommended even if (like me) you‘re not much for fantasy.
My last several books have had pretty intense subject matter: WWI, WWII, the Armenian genocide, escaping North Korea, the seigle of Sarajevo. I decided I need a lighter read. I loved Mary Stewart‘s mystery/romance novels. My mother kept trying to get me to read the Arthurian novels, but being a typical adolescent, if she suggested it I wouldn‘t read it. Now I‘m diving in. Sorry Mom, you were right. 😀 #mountTBR
Reading this book was a long time coming. The Arthurian mythos has always fascinated me and this take on Merlin has been floating around the top of my TBR for ages. After finishing it, I am deeply impressed and eager to continue the story as Mary Stewart tells it.
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I read this series as a teenager. I love stories about King Arthur. I haven't found any good books on this subject in a long time. Suggestions are most appreciated.
So on our 5hr walk through the neighbourhood for a local craft fair I hit up a free little library and scored! I thought since this was recommended to me by @mcipher not too long ago, I grabbed them and give them a try!
And this, the final one from my haul yesterday. So excited to find those Dunnetts! And yes, I did buy two copies of Far Pavilions - one 2-volume, and this single edition - a friend and I are thinking of doing a slow group read, and at $2 a crack, it‘s hard to pass up. #booksale #hpb
I haven‘t posted in awhile so here‘s a fun fact about me. I love Arthurian legends. I have heard about this series but have not read them. I found the box set at a used book store and had to scoop them up. 🤴🏻⚔️
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5. What's a book you had to read in school that became a favorite? Mines would be Mary Stewart the Crystal Cave. I always loved the Arthurian legend and this is my favorite tale of Merlin childhood.
This is the best Arthurian saga series I have read (including The Mists of Avalon!). I first encountered it in the very early 1980's, as an ex-library second hand copy-which I treasure. If you love magic and myth and have any feeling for Arthur, trust me, you will love 'The Crystal Cave', and it's sequels, 'The Hollow Hills', 'The Last Enchantment' and 'The Wicked Day'