The second in Mary Stewart's magnificent Merlin trilogy after The Crystal Cave
Mary Stewart is one of our most successful novelists. Her first novel, MADAM WILL YOU TALK, was published in 1955. It was an immediate success and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. All her novels have been bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic. She was made a Doctor of Literature by Durham University in 2009.
A real spell-binder - Sunday TelegraphCompulsive reading . . . chases, battles, thrills and entertainment all the way - Daily MirrorA fascinating re-creation of the King Arthur legend - NewsweekIt goes without saying that Mrs Stewart tells a marvellous story. - The TimesSuperb and lyrical. - Washington Times