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The Crystal Cave By Mary Stewart

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

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Summary

The beloved classic novel of Arthurian Britain - the saga of King Arthur as told by Merlin, by one of our most treasured authors.

The Crystal Cave Summary

The Crystal Cave: The spellbinding story of Merlin by Mary Stewart

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 the home of Galapas, who becomes Merlin's tutor and friend, and who teaches Merlin to understand the world around him... and to harness the power of the crystal cave to see the future.

Merlin will rise to power and enter history - and legend - as advisor to King Arthur. But all stories must begin somewhere. And this is his.

The Crystal Cave is the first of Mary Stewart's brilliant Arthurian Saga, telling the story of King Arthur from the perspective of the extraordinary, mysterious Merlin.

The Crystal Cave Reviews

A deft colourful . . . re-creation of Merlin's early life * Sunday Times *
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 *

About Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart was one of the 20th century's bestselling and best-loved novelists. She was born in Sunderland, County Durham in 1916, but lived for most of her life in Scotland, a source of much inspiration for her writing. Her first novel, Madam, Will You Talk? was published in 1955 and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. In 1971 she was awarded the International PEN Association's Frederick Niven Prize for The Crystal Cave, and in 1974 the Scottish Arts Council Award for one of her children's books, Ludo and the Star Horse. She was married to the Scottish geologist Frederick Stewart, and died in 2014.

Additional information

GOR003967973
9781444737486
1444737481
The Crystal Cave: The spellbinding story of Merlin by Mary Stewart
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton
2012-02-02
480
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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