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Prophecy: Death of an Empire (Prophecy #2)

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Myrddion Emrys of Segontium is the product of a brutal rape, but when King Vortigern hints at his father's identity, Myrddion embarks on a journey across France and Italy to Constantinople. It is a voyage that is to turn the young healer into a man of great renown.
Hardcover, 533 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Headline Review
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Aprovechando que esta semana se publicaba el tercer volumen que cierra esta saga precuela de la saga artúrica de la misma autora, me he puesto con la segunda parte para poder leerlos seguidos. Y es que tengo que reconocer que es muy satisfactoria de leer esta saga.

Es bastante diferente, como es lógico, este segundo libro y es que Myrddion ha decidido junto con sus ayudantes, iniciar viaje hacia el corazón del imperio con el doble objetivo de adquirir conocimientos para mejorar su trabajo como sa
Natasha GJ Nanny Nakia
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Impresionante continuación de Batalla de reyes, Muerte de un imperio sigue dándolo todo en esta trilogía que apunta a ser de lo mejor: buenas portadas, una épica de las viejas y un personaje principal místico. Todo esto sumado a una gran narrativa, da como resultado la saga del año.
Seguimos con la narración en tercera persona, pero focalizada principalmente en Merlín, que no aburre en ningún momento, a pesar de sus más de quinientas páginas. Con escenas de batallas,
Gavin Gates
In parts genuine brilliance but in others very much a let down, the novel itself feels like it is meant to be split into three parts as it continues on the tale of Merlins search for his father. The biggest problem there is with this is that Hume starts off with a massive setting and delivers brilliantly in the build up and pulls you through epic battle and very well delivered dialogue making for an easy read considering how much is going on, there are inconsistencies throughout but then around ...more
M. K. Hume’s Death of an Empire has mixed stark historical facts with the tale of Merlin, a gifted healer who becomes a legend in his own time and beyond. The result of his mother’s rape, Myrddion Merlinus is determined to find the name of the man who is his father. Setting sail on a journey that will take both him and his men across Europe to Constantinople, they risk life and limb in search of the truth. Throughout their perilous journey, Merlin is compelled to fulfill his oath to heal, servin ...more
Este libro arranca, donde culminó Batalla de Reyes, con un Myrddion Merlinus adolescente dispuesto a viajar hacia el continente en busca de conocimientos de medicina, pero también de sus orígenes.

Nuestro protagonista una vez más debe jurar lealtad a nuevos gobernantes, y por ello sus habilidades para la medicina serán requeridas en la batalla de los campos Cataláunicos, donde una alianza de visigodos y romanos busca frenar el avance de Atila el Huno. El relato del enfrentamiento cautivó mi atenc
Dark Matter
This review was written by Lauren Schroder for Dark Matter Zine. This and more reviews, interviews etc are on Dark Matter Zine, an online magazine.

Death of an Empire is the second book in M.K. Hume‘s Prophecy series. Myrddion Emrys (later Merlinus) desires to find his parentage and leaves Cymru and travels through the crumbling Roman Empire of Gaul and Italia. His journey of discovery places him and his band of loyal companions in great danger. His healing trade i
Ana Elena
Ansioso por incrementar sus conocimientos de sanación y azuzado por la posibilidad de encontrar a su padre, Myrddion Merlinus abandona su tribu y la isla que le vio nacer. Desembarca en un continente sumido en el caos, donde las distintas facciones que estaban disputándose los restos del Imperio romano de Occidente se han visto obligadas a unirse contra el invasor procedente del este.
Flavio Aecio, el general romano que luchó en la batalla de los Campos Cataláunicos, Atila el Huno, el caudillo f
Después de lo mucho que me gustó 'Batalla de reyes', no quería dejar pasar demasiado tiempo antes de comenzar con la siguiente entrega de esta interesante trilogía centrada en la figura histórica de Merlín. Eso sí, olvidaos de larguísimas barbas blancas y espectaculares trucos de magia porque la descripción que ofrece M.K. Hume del legendario personaje es radicalmente distinta a lo que seguramente tengáis en la cabeza. 'Muerte de un imperio' narra el arduo proceso de aprendizaje emprendido por e ...more
The Merlin Prophecy
Release date: May 21, 2013 | Series: The Merlin Prophecy

If you are looking for something that really delves into ancient history (mostly Roman history), the horrors of war, pestilence, death, treachery and little else –this will be the book for you.

I found the first book in this trilogy to be very intriguing and I enjoyed it very much. This second book in the trilogy just made my stomach curdle. The author has such a way with
An aged escapist...I fell in love with Merlin over 50 years ago with the reading of a children's book about King Arthur and Knights of the Round Table. In the interim between then and now, I have consumed every novel that even vaguely references him. I've read the great ones, the not so great ones, and the downright awful ones. I have a broad base of different takes on my hero (Mary Stewart's take still the best) and I can honestly say I enjoyed Ms. Hume's trilogy Merlin Prophecy. I read all thr ...more
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I enjoyed this book.
Not enough character development. The first book in this series was good, so I wanted to get past this one in case the third was too. But, after 15 hours of the 18 hour audiobook I was just so bored I quit.

Update: did go back and finish. Think if I was more of a history buff and knew these characters from history I might have enjoyed it more. I did really like the first book so I wanted to finish in order to read the third.
Más pesado que el primero, se centra más en explicar la historia parte como fue, parte como debería haber sido de la época desde UK hasta Estambul, sobre el 400 500dc creo. Supongo que en el tercer libro qveamos al Merlín que conocemos de las leyendas artúricas y sus acciones sean más comprensibles debido a su infancia que vimos en el primer libro y a sus años de viajes que hemos visto en este segundo.
Steph Bader
The second in the Merlin trilogy and just as compelling as the first. The historical detail is splendid, as is the writing. Hume has managed to bring the characters to life in a whole new way so that all is fresh, even for the most avid Arthurian. A wonderful read and I can't wait for the 3rd book in the trilogy to arrive.
Quick review from the phone: I enjoyed this book although a lot felt let down. I will say that it's definitely not plot-driven, so be prepared for a slow, meandering journey through Myrrdion's life. I really enjoyed the world and character building, the lack of urgency and attention to detail.
Better than the first book as it didn't have such a long build up, was able to get straight on with the story. It's really set up the third book nicely and I can't wait til it comes up. I really enjoyed this all the way through.
Paf Alcoc
mucho + convincente tener 1 Merlín educado y con experiencia del mundo y del imperio Romano.
El aprendizaje como hombre y el enfrentamiento a sus orígenes justifican por si solos la historia
Holly Lewis
Another fabulous book. The continuing tale of Merlin and his travels to Rome and Constantinople kept me completely immersed. Love M.K. Hume's writing style.
Rick Mules
Not really impressed bogged down with to much unneeded information that was contradicted later in the book
Good book. There are a couple of slow parts. Not bad but a little slow.
Lance Barclay
enchanting with several plots that kept me thinking.
Emmy Brand
You will not regret picking up this book!
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Marilyn K. Hume is an Australian author, born in 1948, and based in Brisbane, Australia.

Hume graduated as a teacher in 1967, specializing in Art and Ancient History before commencing teaching high school students. While teaching, she studied university courses as an external student in English and Ancient History. Along the way, Hume obtained a BA, an MA, a Master of Literary Studies degree and a
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