The Last Enchantment Author:Mary Stewart 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 Caliburn from the stone. He instantly plunges into fierce warfare against the Saxon enemy, fighting to achieve the "small miracle" of unity and independence that Britai... more »n alone attained among the dependencies of a crumbling Roman Empire.
The Last Enchantment is a richly woven tapestry peopled by princes and soldiers, grave-robbers and goldsmiths, innkeepers and 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 -- multiple 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 magnificent novel to put beside Mary Stewart's best-selling "The Crystal Cave" and "The Hollow Hills."« less