The Crystal Cave (Paperback)Mary Stewart (author)
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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.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 316 g
Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 29 mm
Vivid, enthralling, absolutely first-class * Daily Mail *
Her style is simple yet vivid, displaying a love of words and the sounds they make, and her story is poetically imaginative * Daily Telegraph *
Mary Stewart brilliantly recreates the Britain of the fifth century * Books And Bookmen *
A fascinating story which lays a firm hold on the imagination * The Scotsman *
Mary Stewart lightens the Dark Ages with legend, pure invention and a lively sense of history. * New York Times *