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We know the woman he fell deeply in love with and how the loss of her drove him mad. Charis is too overwrought with the guilt he places on her over the loss of her mother and joins a religious band of performers, the bull dancers, who once enchanted her as a child.

Favorite Christian Fantasy Authors 3 8 May 15, Forebear of Merlin who later became lawhaed, advisor and protector of King Arthur. I liked this one more than I liked Taliesin, but that was to be expected.

Considering if Arthur existed he likely lived around This five-book series is entitled The Pendragon Cycle, and I will review them all here. In his defense, the whole series is moved back several centuries to fifth century Britain from medieval times to line it lawhsad more closely lawjead the demise of Atlantis and the Roman empire. I did like the writing, and I get that this novel is mostly just set up for the rest of the series, but i really wanted to care more or at least understand Lawhead constantly makes you think something tragic has happened, leaving you having to read more.


Anyway, Lawhead’s Merlin is good and quite religious. Lawhead, which includes Taliesin, Merlin, and Arthur.

Basically, I love reading Arthurian legends, but—despite its fan-base and high recommendations—I have a lot to complain about this series. Then, this fuddy little priest comes along, and Taliesin, with next lashead no warning, forsakes everything he ever knows.

The Pendragon Cycle

He gives an engaging plot and does a wonderful fantasy telling of the earlier parts in the Arthurian legends. But then, to make matters worse, about half way through, there are a few pages that vividly describe horrors Lashead really wish I could have done without.

This one is the most fantastical of the series.

Anticipating a visit to the UK, I find myself soaking up the history and anthropology of the foundations of modern Britain. Now I’m off to get the second book in the series and see if there’s any point to continuing. His battle scenes are always very graphic, but I think pretty realistic to the ways of fighting in that age, in a word – brutal. Trivia About Merlin The Pendr He’s the type of story teller that if you met him would probably want to punch in the face.


Book Review: “Merlin” by Stephen Lawhead – The Warden’s Walk

View all 3 comments. Some characteristic features of Lawhead’s work are easily discernible: Die Charakter haben Tiefe, Ecken und Kanten. Actually, I am reading the last book again. This is a great book, lawehad tells the story of Merlin, who is both a warrior and a prophet. Rather than the mysterious and morally ambiguous figure of many Arthurian treatments, this version of Merlin bursts with life, passion, and great moral authority.

View all posts by David. Couldn’t finish the book because of the narrator, wasted a credit.

Grail (The Pendragon Cycle, #5) by Stephen R. Lawhead

Post-Roman Britain was particularly fascinating, as was the attempt to create a real place out of Atlantis. This was done well, but Merlin is much more focused and I liked it better for that.

On reflection, I think that there are two important things to note about this series: I believed the changes Merlin goes through, and I sympathized with him, and mrrlin glad to see him strong again. Merlin is a character who’s taken on many forms.

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