Book Reviews of Celtika (Merlin Codex, Bk 1)

Celtika (Merlin Codex, Bk 1)
Celtika - Merlin Codex, Bk 1
Author: Robert Holdstock
ISBN-13: 9780765306920
ISBN-10: 0765306921
Publication Date: 3/1/2003
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
A great twist on Greek, British, and Finnish mythology.

Merlin, as a seemingly younger man, teams up with Jason, of Argonaut fame, to find the old sailor's stolen sons.

-Part one of the Merlin Codex trilogy-
reviewed Celtika (Merlin Codex, Bk 1) on + 46 more book reviews
A great twist on Greek, British, and Finnish mythology.

Merlin, as a seemingly younger man, teams up with Jason, of Argonaut fame, to find the old sailor's stolen sons.

-Part one of the Merlin Codex trilogy-
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A twist on historical fiction. This book starts fairly slowly but builds up a bit toward the end. Not a bad read.
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I can't really comment on this one as I haven't read it yet; I ended up with 2 copies and am posting the extra one. I liked one book by Holdstock, but not the other, so I'll split the difference and give this one two and a half stars.
From back cover: Centuries before he meets Arthur, Merlin wanders the Earth, eternally young, a traveler on the path of magic and learning. During his journeys, he encounters Jason, and joins in his search for the Golden Fleece. Hundred of years later, Merlin hears of a screaming ship in a northern lake, and divines that is the Argo . . . that Jason still screams our for his sons, stolen by the enchantress Medea and thought dead. But death is not the end, and Merlin's trek to the North leads to the revival of both man and ship, with new companions and a new quest-to find Jason's sons.
Roving from the frozen north to the blighted island that will become Arthur's realm, from the deep forests of ancient Britain to the sun-washed shores of ancient Greece, Merlin's journey is an epic tale of mystery and enchantment.