Category: Arthurian Legend

Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

Simon, Jane, and Barnabas Drew are on a summer trip with their parents, visiting their mysterious uncle in Trewissick, a small and ancient village, just outside the limits of Cornwall, England. It is fabled that Cornwall is the land of that once and future… Continue Reading “Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper”

The Circle Cast by Alex Epstein

The Circle Cast: The Lost Years of Morgan Le Fay is an interesting retelling of the young life of Merlin’s arch-nemesis, Morgana. The story takes place in the late 400s; the Romans have fallen and Christianity is on the rise, reaching the superstitious, pagan-rich lands… Continue Reading “The Circle Cast by Alex Epstein”

The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart

The second installment in Mary Stewart’s Merlin Trilogy picks up just where book one, The Crystal Cave, left off. Young Merlin has assisted High King Uther Pendragon to bed Lady Ygraine, and a child has been conceived. Pendragon declares to Merlin and Ygraine that… Continue Reading “The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart”

Review: The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 14  Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. The Last Enchantment is the third book in Mary Stewart’s Merlin trilogy (which later became the Arthurian Saga, with the inclusion of… Continue Reading “Review: The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart”

Review: The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 11 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. The Crystal Cave is the first book in Mary Stewart’s Merlin Trilogy.  She based the series on Geoffrey of Manmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae (History… Continue Reading “Review: The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart”