The Last Enchantment Author:Mary Stewart [From the book flap] Merlin, whom men call "enchanter," is the narrator of this magnificent and haunting novel of Dark Age Britain, which begins with Arthur now King by right, having drawn the sword Califurn from the stone. He instantly plunges into fierce warfare against the Saxon enemy, fighting to achieve the "small miracle" of unity and ind... more »ependence that Britain alone attained among the dependencies of a crumbline Roman Empire.
But Merlin's story focuses on a different kind of warefare against more subtle and dangerous enemies... The Last Enchantment is a richly woven tapestry peopled by princes and soldiers, grave-robbers and goldsmiths, innkeepers an peasants and witches, in a finely described landscape where each forest, lake and hill is charged, not only with the natural life of the countryside, but with the twilight spirits of older mythologies -- multible threads merging into the bright promise of the future, and linked through Merlin in the archetypal themes of a fast, exciting and powerful story. A manificent novel...« less