For sure King Arthur of Camelot was everyone’s favourite for many many years and still he is. To the contrary, King Arthur was not important for me; I fell in love with Myrddin Emrys who was also known as Merlin, the great and powerful enchanter in the Arthurian legend. I have no idea why I fell in love… For sure Mary Stewart played a huge part I would say. Being a reader who hated dark stories but love ancient Egyptian and Roman history accidently found a lovely historic novel “The Crystal Cave” few months ago. I was born and bred in Asia where this type of work was not read for English literature. We read Shakespeare all the time from which half was never understood by us. So, this accident was pleasant in deed.
The dark, misty and damp land scales of Medieval Britain captured my heart and soul and made me restless to know more and more of the ancient and medieval Britain which carries a life full of mysteries. Stories about kings, queens as well as the enchanters keep me awake at all nights and wonder in the day.
Mary Stewart trilogy allows the readers to identify a sense of the culture and lifestyles of Britain at that time and gives so many details about Merlin. Even though it is a fiction Marry Stewart carries each book of this trilogy with authority and research which I found very fascinating.
For readers who have not had the precious chance of reading in to this trilogy I say now it is time… Happy reading
The Crystal Cave, the Hollow Hills and The Last Enchantment