Merlin (Pendragon Cycle Series #2)

Merlin (Pendragon Cycle Series #2)

by Stephen R. Lawhead
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Merlin (Pendragon Cycle Series #2) by Stephen R. Lawhead

A stunning saga of courage and destiny in a legendary time of chaos and kings

He was born to greatness, the son of a druid bard and a princess of lost Atlantis. A trained warrior, blessed with the gifts of prophecy and song, he grew to manhood in a land ravaged by the brutal greed of petty chieftains and barbarian invaders.

MERLIN: Respected, feared and hated by many, he was to have a higher destiny. For it was he who prepared the way for the momentous event that would unite the Island of the Mighty—the coming of Arthur Pendragon, Lord of the Kingdom of Summer.

MERLIN

“Entertains and tantalizes . . . an exciting and thoughtful addition to the ranks of Arthurian fantasy.” –Locus

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061804854
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Series: Pendragon Cycle Series , #2
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 65,969
File size: 799 KB

About the Author

Stephen R. Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. His works include Byzantium and the series The Pendragon Cycle, The Celtic Crusades, and The Song of Albion. Lawhead makes his home in Austria with his wife.

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Merlin (Pendragon Cycle Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you read the book Merlin by Stephen Lawhead, you¿ll have to throw out the long white beard and pointed hat. Merlin is a historical fiction/fantasy with the classic good verses evil theme intertwined with famous British folklore. Merlin is the second book of the Pendragon Cycle. The three books in this series deal with the lives of Taliesin, Merlin, and Arthur. Merlin is the story of his life before Arthur came along. He was the son of an Atlantean princess and famous bard. Ever since his birth he was destined to become a king. As he grew he discovered he had special abilities and was a great soldier and warrior. Everything was going as good and normal as they could go somebody like Merlin. He had just married and perfectly happy until unexpected disaster changed his life forever. He realizes then it is his destiny to find the king that will unite Britain. Merlin is a very interesting and accurate story of this mysterious bard. It let me on to the not well-known little facts about the myth. The Lawhead wrote it made it very entertaining and it keeps you wondering what will happen next. Merlin makes much more interested in the folklore and myths about Merlin, Arthur, Excalibur, and other early British myths. The story is told through the eyes of Merlin which lets the reader get deep into the character and know what he is exactly thinking. One thing in the book I didn¿t enjoy was the way Lawhead would skip ahead in the story. That has the tendency to confuse the reader sometimes. I suggest reading the first book in the Pendragon Series, Taliesin, before Merlin. You get much more from Merlin if you read Taliesin first. You still could follow the story, but it would be more entertaining and fun if Taliesin came before Merlin. It takes a great deal of work to put all the pieces and rumors of Merlin¿s story and make an excellent story about his life. Stephen Lawhead did a stupendous job with his version.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book made me squeal with delight and cry when merlin explains his hardships. some of his actions showed much wisdom they were inspiring. Merlin has truly touched my heart. They day i started reading it i stayed up til 2 in the morning. I was just so captured by the flow of events and the wave of powerful words. in one day i had finished half of it.
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Welcome, students, to Aelussar Academy, one of the few remaining Wizardy schools in the world. <p> There are six classes you can be sorted into: <br> Animalia <br> Plantai <br> Aero <br> Terra <br> Skados <p> The Animalia class works with animals, familiars, etc. . . <p> The Plantai class works with plants and their properties. <p> The Aero class works with weather and air elements. <p> The Terra class works with stone and earth elements. <p> The Ignis class works with heat and fire elements. <p> The Skados class works with shadows and darkness elements. <p> Map: <br> Res 1: . . . <br> Res 2: Biographies <br> Res 3: Commons Area/Courtyard <br> Res 4: Great Hall <br> Res 5: Training Area <br> Res 6: Dorms <br> Res 7: Animalia Class <br> Res 8: Plantai Class <br> Res 9: Aero Class <br> Res 10: Terra Class <br> Res 11: Ignis Class <br> Res 12: Skados Class <p> ~ Jared Brooks, Instructor <br> &nbsp &nbsp Aelussar, Academy of Wizardy <br> &nbsp &nbsp "Vita Elegit Fortis"
Mistress_Nyte More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoy this series! This second book in the series is all about the wizard Merlin, who he was, how he became who he became, and how he brought about the greatest king that the Britains have ever had.
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Blue green..
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If you love history, driuds, fantasy and adventure this book is for you. The author delivers splender, history and fantasy. I love this writer. I have some much respect for his style and his obvious dedication to learning the history behind the tale. Fantastic book, Lawhead will be my favorite author for a long time to come. This emotional retelling of an old tale breathes life back into the fantastic history behind Merlin and King Arthur.
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Through this last winter, I've been re-reading the pendragon cycle. STILL AWSOME!!!!!
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