The Old Magic (Merlin Series, Part 1)

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A TIMELESS EPIC, A NEW CLASSIC FOR ALL AGES — MERLIN

"Once upon a time...no, no, that's not the way to start. You'll think this is a fairy tale. And it isn't".

In the terrible years of tyrants and invaders, England's surviving pagans cry out for help to their deity — and Mab, Queen of the Faery realms, creates for them a champion.

Merlin. Half human, half Magic; raised in the love of his foster mother, Ambrosia, trained in sorcery by the gnome ...

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Overview

A TIMELESS EPIC, A NEW CLASSIC FOR ALL AGES — MERLIN

"Once upon a time...no, no, that's not the way to start. You'll think this is a fairy tale. And it isn't".

In the terrible years of tyrants and invaders, England's surviving pagans cry out for help to their deity — and Mab, Queen of the Faery realms, creates for them a champion.

Merlin. Half human, half Magic; raised in the love of his foster mother, Ambrosia, trained in sorcery by the gnome Frick, destined by Mab to lead England back to the Old Ways. But Mab, once beloved, has grown selfish and cruel, so Merlin turns against her.

And their war of magic will change the world.

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Born of magic as a vehicle for Queen Mab's desire to restore a dying paganism to the lands of Britain, Merlin grows up in the care of a foster mother until Mab comes to claim him for her own. Based on the TV miniseries Merlin, Mallory's novelization stands alone as an accomplished retelling of the beginning of the Arthurian legend. A good choice for large fantasy collections. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446607667
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/8/2009
  • Series: Merlin Series, #1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 4.12 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2002

    From the beginning of time there was magic...

    I thought this book was one of the best merlin stories i had read. It's so easy to follow and doesn't make you stop, wrinkle your brow in wonder, and then read that line over or go back pages to find out who that was. I rate it high because of its plot, its epic, and because of its profounding sense of wonder and magic.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2015

    \Splittah/

    Sounds really cool so far! Way of the dragon, way of the snake.... it reminds me of the warrior cat tribes, the way you could be a cave-guard of a prey-hunter. It also has an academy-type feel. Very interesting. <br>
    You seem to be fine with spacing, grammar, ect. There were a few spelling errors, but I never proofread my posts, so I won't bash you for that.<br>
    All in all, I look forward to the next chapter! Until then.<p>
    Sweet dreams are made of this,<br>
    ~\Splittah|Jay/

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2015

    StoneDragon's past (book #1)

    A rock grey tom apprentice practiced in a hidden cove. His paws kept slipping, and he couldn't get the move right. He had practiced for hours a day on this method. He couldn't get it right. His instructor, WinterDragon, was teaching him the path of the dragon. This elite path was focused on power and strength. If it was an item, it would be a shield. It made logical sense for him to be on this path. Because of his sheer determination, Strength, and build, he easily mastered the first moons worth of training in a few weeks. But this technique was slipping on his paws. Litarally. <p>
    "Hey, Stonepaw. You've practiced all day." Said Bronzepaw, his fellow teammate and close friend. <p>
    Bronzepaw's mentor was SilverSerphant, a clever, fiesty, and tactical leader. Such was the way of the Serphant, which was to gather intellegence and smoothness. Only the smartest Apprentices mastered these paths, because they were hard to follow. (END OF PASSAGE ONE)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

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    Mary Stewarts trilogy is better

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