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BOY, HEALER, PROPHET—THE EPIC TALE OF MERLIN BEGINS
In the town of Segontium a wild storm washes a fugitive ashore. He brutally rapes the granddaughter of the ruler of the Deceangli tribe, leaving her to bear his son, Myrddion Merlinus (Merlin). Spurned as a demon seed, the child is raised by his grandmother and, as soon as he turns nine, he is apprenticed to a skilled alchemist who hones the boy’s remarkable gift of prophecy.
Meanwhile, the High King of the Britons, Vortigern, is rebuilding the ancient fortress at Dinas Emrys. According to a prophecy, he must use the blood of a demon seed—a human sacrifice—to make his towers stand firm. Myrddion’s life is now in jeopardy, but the gifted boy understands that he has a richer destiny to fulfill. Soon Vortigern shall be known as the harbinger of chaos, and Myrddion must use his gifts for good in a land besieged by evil. So begins the young healer’s journey to greatness . . .
|Series:||Merlin Prophecy Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
M.K. Hume is a retired academic. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Arthurian literature. She lives in Australia with her husband and two sons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
History as fantasy, well written. Would like to know what is historical and what is fiction.