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The Hollow Hills by Mary  Stewart
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May 06, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy-not-ya
Read in May, 2009

Great book again. I really appreciate the short explanation the author gives at the end of the book of what different versions of the tales exist and what she chose to include or leave out. Save it for the last though since she discusses the plot.

Round characters. Still a melancholy feel in the background since the bad ends for the characters are already preordained by the source material. But happier this time. This book involves some action, political and sexual intrigue, and betrayal, but only in the beginning and end. The main story follows Merlin as he travels and learns and then hides out and teaches Arthur as a hermit. It's more calm. The end still excludes some really sad developments.
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