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The Merlin Prophecy (Avalon High: Coronation #1)

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Being a new student at Avalon High has been exciting for Ellie, to say the least—she's an honor student, a star on the track team, and, oh yeah, dating the super-hot class president, Will. Who also happens to be the alleged reincarnation of King Arthur.

Ellie couldn't be happier to have Will in her life, but she's also worried that his estrangement from his parents is t

Published (first published July 1st 2007)
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Naomi Amanda
Well, let's just say I am not a fan of this manga. Meg Cabot is an awesome writer and I would have preferred to read this story as a book. I do not like that fact that she turned it into a manga and I'm not only saying that because the manga was totally dramatic. And plus, I'm into Japanese manga and this didn't look like one. :/
She should write this story instead of leaving it as a manga. I think a lot of people will agree with me.
Avalon High was a good book. Cabot’s tale of a new girl fitting in had a fresh supernatural twist weaved in. It was funny, intriguing and had all the makings of a fantastic sequel. But then Cabot had to go Manga…which was not necessarily a bad thing. While being quite a heathen where Manga is concerned, I was sufficiently intrigued to see the synergy of Meg Cabot’s writing and Jinky Coronado’s artwork.

Sadly, I felt a little let-down. The sequel was more like a flashback into Ellie and Will’s
Apr 30, 2015 Laura rated it it was amazing
I bought this book cheap at the school's Book Fair. Because I'm not into graphic novels, my class library's graphic novel shelf is rather bare. I decided I needed to add some new books to it but I was nervous to do so. Graphic novels are so expensive and so many of my books have disappeared off the shelves in the past year. It's getting expensive to stock my shelves!

I am not into manga but, after a few pages, this book drew me in. At first, I struggled with the artwork and figuring our who was w
Abby Johnson
Okay, I haven't read Avalon High... and... I guess maybe you kind of need to in order to fully appreciate this book. It gives a brief overview of the premise in the first chapter - at Avalon High, many of the students are possibly reincarnations of Arthurian characters. Now, it's theorized that in order for Elaine's boyfriend, football player/Arthur, to save the world, he must learn who he is and accept it. The only problem is that Elaine can't think of how to convince him that this crazy prophe ...more
Mar 20, 2010 Nicole rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: el_manga, arthurian
A really dreadful adaptation of a YA novel by Meg Cabot into an original English-language manga. Mediocre from the art to the story to the character development. I slogged through all three volumes - because I had them checked out from the library and they were short - but I wouldn't recommend this manga to anyone. The premise is interesting enough - several teens discover that they are the reincarnation of key characters from the time of King Arthur and Avalon, from Arthur himself (embodied in ...more
Jul 16, 2008 Julie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I thought that Avalon High was one of Meg Cabot’s best books, a predictable (but satisfying) triumph-of-the-new-girl-in-school overlaid with a supernatural twist. Once I found out (thanks Julia!) that this was not just a manga version of the same story but an actual sequel, I knew I wanted to read it. Fortunately, I read it in about half an hour. Unfortunately, it wasn’t really very enjoyable. A large chunk of it recaps the plot of Avalon High, so not much really happens. And the fact that it is ...more
Sep 02, 2008 Rachel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
does not translate well to graphic novel. Plus, the first 50 pages are just a recap of what happened in the novel. and a poorly done recap at that. Also, since our heroine is supposed to be a bit of a plain-jane, why on earth is she pictured as a HUGE busted hot chick? Manga is no excuse for poor characterization.
May 14, 2008 Alyssa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the first book, Avalon High, but I hated this one. It might have been good if they would ahve just written it as a normal book.
Apr 01, 2012 Dawn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Avalon High: Coronation Volume I: The Merlin Prophecy
Created and Written by Meg Cabot, Illustrated by Jinky Coronado

I grew up reading comics. I read them as a child and I collected them as an adult. I currently own 2 huge storage boxes filled with classics such as Ghost Rider, The Incredible Hulk, She Hulk, Wolverine, Sandman, Watchmen and more. For an MLS class, I needed to read two graphic novels. I thought to myself, ok, I can do this! I love comics, I love novels, what’s better than the two
Jennifer Wardrip
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Fans of Meg Cabot are treated to a change in style by the author. Paired with artist Jinky Coronado, Ms. Cabot retells AVALON HIGH in a comic/manga style. Readers do not have to have read AVALON HIGH to follow this new version of the story.

Elle Harrison has just moved to Annapolis with her history buff parents. Almost immediately weird things start to happen. Her history teacher, Mr. Morton, explains it as the return of King Arthur and the Age of Enlighten
BookChic Club
Jan 14, 2012 BookChic Club rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sequel to one of Meg Cabot's previous books Avalon High takes on a different form than most of her sequels: it is being printed as a three-volume manga. While there has been some controversy from fans over if this was a good idea or not, the manga is still just as good as any novel sequel. Most of the first volume is a recap of the entire Avalon High book, but focusing more on the ending. The real story starts in Chapter 2, which begins with a beautiful two-page picture of Jennifer and Lance ...more
Tara Piña
May 02, 2013 Tara Piña rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, 2013
Ellie just moved to a new school where she is flourishing. Will is super popular and her boyfriend who even, better yet, lives with her because his parents kicked him out. Even more exciting, Will is the reincarnation of King Arthur who has saved Ellie for almost being killed. However, Will must truly feel that he is the reincarnation of King Arthur by this Friday; otherwise, the earth with be cursed with no peace forever.

This graphic novel obviously has a very cheesy plot line. Even worse, the
Avalon High was a joy to read, yet frustrating at the same time. This is a continuation of the novel of the same name by Meg Cabot. While I really enjoyed the novel, the first volume of the manga series is almost blah. The beginning was really well done. The back story was given, and all the characters were nicely introduced. Yet for the rest of the first volume, it just seemed a little too repetitive. Ellie is constantly trying to find ways to tell or convince Will of the prophecy. While I unde ...more
Oct 02, 2009 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series is interesting because it actually starts with a book and then becomes a graphic novel. Avalon High introduces Ellie, Will, and the rest of the reincarnated bunch and then their stories continue in Manga form in Avalon High: Coronation. You can read the graphic novels without reading the novel first, but I think you'll get less out of them.

Coronation has the requisite super busty high school girls whose hair flows in that way that makes me think, "I wish I had Manga hair." Aside fro
Aug 28, 2007 Meagan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: dire Meg Cabot fans.
I was really excited to see Cabot venturing into new media. This didn't disappoint - really.

She's got an exciting - if not a bit predictable plot - but the real bonus for me was the artwork. It's drawn in comic book style, which makes it fun to read. It goes fast - and is technically only the first part of the whole story - frustrating because most of it is an explanation of what happened in Avalon High. The plot of this series focuses on the return of Marco (or Mordred, they might say) and a n
Nicola Mansfield
Chapter one starts with what feels like a basic run down on what must be the plot of the novel. We now meet up with Ellie who is dating Will, who happens to be the reincarnation of Prince Arthur or at least that is what Mr. Morton (otherwise known as Merlin) believes. All the other kids in Ellie's group seem to have counterparts from the Arthurian Legend as well and the Prophecy says that King Arthur will return to save the world if Will truly believes he is that reincarnation. A book that sound ...more
Sydney Moore
Being a new student at Avalon High has been pretty exciting for Ellie, to say the least. She is an honor student, a valuable member of the track team, and dating the super attractive class president, Will. Who also happens to be the alleged reincarnation of King Arthur. Ellie couldn't be happier to have Will in her life, but she's also worried that his estrangement from his parents is tearing him apart inside. To make matters worse, Will's doubt that he really is King Arthur could prevent the Me ...more
Jillian Campbell
Summary: This book is like the graphic novel version of a sequel to the novel Avalon High. The beginning is basically the re-telling of the first novel, and by the time the new information starts it is almost over. So Will (the reincarnated version of King Arthur) and Ellie (the reincarnated version of the Lady of the Shallot) are dating. His family life is bad so when he gets kicked out he comes and stays with Ellie and her family. Also unless Ellie can convince Will that he is King Arthur the ...more

In this graphic novel sequel to Cabot's Avalon High, Ellie Harrison is struggling with the aftermath of the book's events. With Marco in an asylum, her boyfriend Will refusing to acknowledge his place as the reincarnated King Arthur despite Mr. Morton's (aka Merlin)insistence, and Will's ex-girlfriend Jennifer acting like their best friends, Ellie is having a rather hard time. But then Mr. Morton drops a bomb - according to the Merlin Prophecy, if Will doesn't accept his de
Soobie's heartbroken
I thought I bought a paperback edition, I got a library binding instead. My first library binding! Did I like it? Nope.

The cover is too dark and it's weird to read a Tokyopop publication in hardback. It doesn't seem natural.

I've read the original book years ago in Italian and I liked it. I've also seen the movie probably and I was curious about the graphic novel adaptation.

Is it a good OEL adaptation? Nope. It's bad, ugly, and the characters have too big boobs to be real.

The first 50 pages or
♡Julalicious Book Paradise♡
So this is the first manga out of the 3 that continues the story from Avalon High of Meg Cabot.

I was quite happy when I found them because I thought that Avalon High could have used a sequel or two hahaha and I like how she continued them through these.

Elle and Will are going on with their teenage lives along with their friends Jennifer and Lance. Things should be going great for them from now, but always the idea of the reincarnations will linger over them as Elle is now set with a mission from
Dec 15, 2012 Danya rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
"The Merlin Prophecy" is a spin off graphic novel by Meg Cabot and illustrated by Jinky Coronado. The story itself is illustrated over 128 pages and continues Ellie's journey on trying to get Will to believe that he is the reincarnation of King Arthur. Personally, I disliked the whole book because the story was not as powerful as the first one and it had a lot of repetition from the original Avalon High. Meg Cabot books are also not made to be transformed into graphic novels because the graphics ...more
Jun 29, 2010 Viviam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
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Courtney Peterson
The Merlin Prophecy is a continuation of Meg Cabot's book Avalon High, and the first book in the Coronation series. This book is a graphic novel, where Avalon High was a regular novel. This book picks up where Avalon High left off, and tells of Ellie's attempts to convince Will that he is the reincarnated King Arthur. At the same time, Marco, Will's half-brother, and the reincarnation of Mordred, has been released, and is after Will again.

While I'm not usually fond of graphic novels, I did enjo
Lynette ~ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time ~
Sooo... I put this book on hold thinking it was the real book, and when it turned out to be the graphic novel I still decided to give it a shot.

I finished it in a couple of hours, and, in this case, that is NOT a good thing. It wasn't because it was so amazing, or because I loved it, it was simply 'cause I was bored and it was the only book I could find.

Frankly, I didn't like it. At all. I had seen the movie, and thought I'd give the book a shot, 'cause I loved the movie so much, but I just did
Mar 25, 2009 83star rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is [Avalon High Coronation:Volume 1, The Merlin Prophecy] and the author is Meg Cabot. It is about this a high school girl named Ellie she is dateing this guy named Will. He is supposed to be like the reincarnation of King Arthur. She also the new girl at school but everyone seems to like her already. Well there is one girl who just does not seem to like Ellie it is this girl named Morgan.She is always doing something to poor Ellie.
Ellie is under alot of pressure and she does not kn
Jul 28, 2011 Sarah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, manga, fantasy
God this was a train wreck. The plot was so stilted, and the characters are not well-rounded at all, more like bad caricatures based on the worst cheap teen movie high-school stereotypes. The art was so bad that you couldn't keep the characters straight, since Will looks exactly like Marius just with larger eyes and Elle looks just like the Morgan LeFay bitchy character only with higher necklines. And Order of the Bear? What the hell kinda crappy name is that for a plot-device/secret society?

I d
Most of the graphic novel recaps the novel version of Avalon High for new readers. But, for those of us who enjoyed the novel, it introduces a new character, Morgan, Marco’s evil girlfriend. While Marco is locked up in a mental institution for trying to kill his half brother, Morgan makes sure that Ellie and her friends don’t forget that she blames them for his incarceration. The book ends on a cliff hanger ending with Marco cornering Ellie in Anne Arundel Park.

The artwork uses Americanized mang
I quite enjoyed reading The Merlin Prophecy. They have a fantasy element which I really like because I'm a huge fantasy fan.
I really liked the story line. It was quite interesting and it was based on historical myths of King Arthur and it put a modern spin on it which I really liked.
The characters were all really interesting. I quite liked Ellie and Jennifer but I found Will to be slightly annoying at times. I liked how genuine and down-to-earth Ellie and Jennifer seem more than anything.
Hannah Kent
Avalon High, a 102 page novel by Meg Cabot, was a predictable story with little depth to its plot and little diversity or value. I didn’t not learn anything from this book, and the overall storyline I found to be indecently uneventful. What I did take from this, however little value, was of the different techniques used when it came to drawing graphic novel characters. I appreciated the way the artist drew female characters and I learned much in that sense, but when it came to male characters, I ...more
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Meg Cabot Fan Club: Avalon High: Coronation Trilogy 3 15 Jul 09, 2012 10:45PM  
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun
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Other Books in the Series

Avalon High: Coronation (3 books)
  • Homecoming (Avalon High: Coronation, #2)
  • Hunter's Moon (Avalon High: Coronation, #3)

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