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Crystal Cave
Crystal Cave
Author: Mary Stewart
ISBN: 46555
Pages: 521
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
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First book in Merlin series. The entire series is excellent.
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This book is GREAT. I love the Merlin series, of which this is the first volume. When I first read it I didn't get to sleep until 3 in the morning (and this was during a time when I usually went to bed at 7:00) because I was so wrapped up in the book.
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My favorite book of the series and the first of what is, in many peoples' opinions, the definitive Arthurian cycle.

This book starts with Merlin as a child. Since I've always found Merlin far more interesting than Arthur, this immediately sucked me in. Stewart always writes wonderful books and her long history as a best selling novelist is evident in the finely crafted story with its wonderful details and settings and complex characters.

A fine first book to the best series ever written about Arthurian times.
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I enjoyed this book enough, but I felt it lacked emotion and feeling. It was a great story and the author did a fantastic job with the plot, but I felt so detached from the characters and the passion that was non-existent throughout. I am glad to have read this novel but I don't think I will be reading the rest of this particular series.
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This is a famous book with a very interesting premise---the thought that the author can resurrect an era that is more lgend than reality.
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First of Stewart's Arthurian cycle, concentrating on the youth of Merlin and his involvement in Arthur's conception. Drags a bit, and Stewart can't seem to decide if Merlin was a wizard and she's writing high fantasy, or if he was a mortal man whose logical and scientific actions were simply taken as magic by his peers.
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1970 copyright so pages are turning a little brown
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our copy if hard cover no dust jacket read as a kid copyright 1970 no isbn inside pages slight yellow but this is a good story for your 13+ age group