The Mirror of Merlin
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- The Ballymag's dialogue is annoying. I had to slow down to read what he said.
- Merlin hasn't said chants to do magic before. Why does he need to now?
- Merlin is still very arrogant and ornery. Will he ever learn?
- I loved that they added Ector into the story!
- I think I'm getting burnt out on these books. I will probably t ...more
Hostile marsh ghouls have started rising in the Haunted Marshes of Fincayra, and Merlin and Co. happen to have a mission there (to find Merlin's magical sword). Ther ...more
The author is really getting more into the Arthurian legends and lore now and it's exciting! I can't give away any spoilers but some very important characters have begun to show up and I love it. He's doing it in a pretty creative way.
That being said, this was a disappointment. The story picks up with young Merlin where we left him, in the sense that he is traveling with his were-deer girlfriend. There is remarkably little exposition summarizing the earlier books (a definite point of frustration for someone who we ...more
"The Mirror of Merlin" is about Merlin saving a swamp which belongs to some of the most evil creatures on Fincayra, the marsh ghouls. He needs to save the swamp from a lady called Nimue who is trying to kill Merlin. Merlin ends up going through this mirror and goes into the future to me ...more
Hostile marsh ghouls have started rising in the Haunted Marshes of Fincayra, and Merlin and Co. happen to have a mission there (to find Merlin's magical sword). There Merlin encounter ...more
On the positive side, I love Barron's "foreshadowing" as Merlin thinks and has ideas about his future; being familiar with the myths and stories surrounding Merlin's life, it is delightful to read about his life as a teenager when he first has the desire to grow a beard, or live backward in time, or have a crystal cave for his home. I also love Ba ...more
“Mirrors, I assure you, can cause more pain than broadswor ...more
Okay, you can probably tell by my sarcasm that I'm more than a ...more
I get it, Lloyd Alexander had to have one, Tolkin, Lucas, and I thought Barron would be satisfied with just one, but no he ha ...more
For a reant on how things just "happen" that affect things go here
For me it was just a book to go through to get to the last one in the series, although I must emphasize, IT IS LARGELY THE RESULT OF MY OWN INEPTITUDE. :p
Unlike others, though, I loved the ballymag and his silly dialect (better than Shim's). Just wish he had a more clear part to play in the story.