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Merlin's childhood is formed by the absence of his reticent, convent-bound mother and his unnamed and unknown father. As the bastard grandson of a local king, Merlin is the object of both envy and ridicule. His strange powers and predictions earn him greater status as a pariah, and he leaves home as a preadolescent. Returning years later as a young man--empowered by self-knowledge and magic--Merlin finds himself caught in the currents of the shifting kingdoms.
As an established classic in this genre, and the first in a popular series, The Crystal Cave introduces this familiar character with fresh sensitivity. While readers looking for the romance of First Knight will be disappointed, those happy with tight writing and a complex story line will be satisfied. --Nancy R.E. O'Brien --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
My knowledge of Merlin and Arthurian legend is fairly basic so I came to this story without expectations. Atmospheric prose and intriguing characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Emily Robinson
I didnt like it. I know there are a lot of people that do like this book. It was too slow for me and I wanted more things to happen. Lost interest.Published 3 months ago by A. Beauregard
Great book I loved it. They made a movie bout it. Which was also very good though it only went half way though the storyPublished 5 months ago by Darlene
I've lost count of how many times I've read The Crystal Cave. It's one of my comfort books. When I've been interviewed on various blogs about being an author, a frequently asked... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Marsha Roberts, Author of Mutinous Boomer Series
Great Book, a little worn as I expected, but still a good price. The series is intriguing, I can't wait to finish the series.Published 6 months ago by M.K.
Historical Fiction can play loose with the facts even when the record is reasonably clear but in dealing with the stuff of myth such as Arthurian Legend, the scope for... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Garth R. Mailman