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The Crystal Cave by Mary  Stewart
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Jan 29, 2012

really liked it
Read in November, 2011

The Best Arthurian Viewpoint

Most of us have watched a movie (or three), or read a book based on
the Arthurian saga. As a bit of a geek, I have always been fascinated
with the character of Merlin. Mary Stewart's trilogy — of
which The Crystal Cave is merely the first book — puts
Merlin front and center as the main character, showing events from his
point of view.

While some other versions of the saga tend to be slow moving at
times, that is not the case here. The plot is always kept moving, and
it's actually difficult to put the book down once you've started.

For someone who wants a different view of this story, I heartily
recommend this book; and I look forward to reading the next two in the


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