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Flammender Kristall (1970)

von Mary Stewart

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Reihen: The Arthurian Merlin Saga (1)

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Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying before the High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon ... and the conception of Arthur -- king for once and always.… (mehr)
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    Der Adept des Assassinen von Robin Hobb (LiddyGally)
    LiddyGally: Both "autobiograhical" accounts of the life of a man with powers of a magical kind, told from boyhood to manhood. Compelling writing makes for a great read and memorable story!
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    Twilight of Avalon von Anna Elliott (Kasthu)
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    Idylls of the King von Alfred Tennyson (myshelves)
    myshelves: Tennyson's classic rendering of the Arthurian legends in verse.
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    Der König auf Camelot 1 - 4: Bd. 1: Das Schwert im Stein Bd. 2: Die Königin von Luft und Dunkelheit Bd. 3: Der mißratene Ritter Bd. 4 Die Kerze im Wind von T. H. White (myshelves)
    myshelves: Basis for the play/movie Camelot.
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    Sword at Sunset von Rosemary Sutcliff (Anonymer Nutzer)
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    Storyteller von G. R. Grove (Rowntree)
    Rowntree: Adventures in Britain a generation after King Arthur.
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    Die letzte Legion: Roman von Valerio Massimo Manfredi (Bookshop_Lady)
    Bookshop_Lady: Mary Stuart ties the Arthur legend to Rome through Ambrosius and his brother Uther. Valerio Massimo takes a slightly different turn to the story: The Last Legion is the story of the last Roman emperor, who fled to England searching for the last legion of Roman soldiers, hoping they would still be loyal to him. This last emperor, a youth of about 13 when he attains the throne, will grow up to become Uther Pendragon. Fan's of Mary Stuart's trilogy will appreciate Massimo's interpretation of the Arthur legend.… (mehr)
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    A Traveller's Guide to the Kingdoms of Arthur von Neil Fairbairn (myshelves)
    myshelves: Non-fiction guide to traditional Authurian sites.
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With COVID-19 threatening all of us and altering our lives, I have found it hard at times to concentrate on the reading I had planned. I was once asked "if you were stranded on an island, what book would you take with you?" and I responded this one. Well, I am on an island, in a way, and I needed an old friend, so I pulled out my Merlin trilogy and just finished this first book. It is a great book for reminding you what you can overcome if you have God on your side. It was time...I like to meet up with Merlin once every few years in any case.
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Who was Merlin? Most of us know the Arthurian tales in some aspect or another, and in them each of us has an idea of the role of Merlin, the great wizard who guides Arthur to be a great king. Few of us have ever stopped to think that legends spring from men and to wonder who the man was who was Merlin. Mary Stewart stopped to ask that question, and then proceeded to answer it with such finesse and glory and brilliance that whatever image of Merlin you have ever held will be dispelled and only her version will ever feel satisfactory thereafter.

She begins with Merlin as a boy, a bastard born to Niniane, a Welsh princess. Because of his ignoble birth and the looming threat of his unknown heritage, he is either mistreated, ignored, or feared in his home and becomes solitary in his character. Were he a simple boy, he would never survive his childhood, but like his mother, he is blessed (or cursed) with the “sight”, an ability to know more than his five senses might tell him.

Through a set of unique circumstances and a bit of fate, he comes to be in service to a great king, Ambrosius, and in intimate contact with the volatile and often callous Uther Pendragon, the man destined to father Arthur, the greatest of British Kings.

Where Stewart takes us next is on a very believable, fascinating journey--that is magical in a way that has little to do with magic. She breathes life into every character she presents, not only Merlin but Ambrosius, the King; Uther, his brother; Cerdic and Cadal, Merlin’s servants; Galapas the keeper of the cave, and even the more minor characters like Belasius and Ulfin. There is not one character, no matter how minor his role, that does not serve his function and move the story forward to its pre-ordained end.

Stewart has a sweeping command of the history she presents and an undeniably smooth and fresh writing style that puts you right there in the history, sharing the moment. She has, as well, a deep understanding of what it is to be both human and exceptional, and we understand Merlin on both levels. Then there is the charm of her subtle humor that is always so well placed and so perfectly timed that she has made me chuckle aloud and pathos so real that it has brought me to tears.

In the end, while explaining man, she also explains the unexplainable that is God and how He works in the lives He bestows:

Mithras, Apollo, Arthur, Christ--call him what you will,” I said. “What does it matter what men call the light? It is the same light, and men must live by it or die. I only know that God is the source of all the light which has lit the world, and that his purpose runs through the world and past each one of us like a great river, and we cannot check or turn it, but can only drink from it while living, and commit our bodies to it when we die.”

I first read this book in 1970, at its initial publication. I can remember waiting with great impatience for the next volume to become available and feeling elated by the words between the covers. It was the same response that I had to Tolkien when I discovered him, and while Tolkien has found his audience at last, Stewart is still searching for hers. Stewart deserves a lot more praise and a wider audience in my view. I have read these books over again several times since my first reading and find them undiminished in the enjoyment they bring. They possess the power of a very good and ancient tale told in a new and fresh way. They are a gift you should give to yourself. ( )
  mattorsara | Aug 11, 2022 |
Thoroughly enjoyed this book focused on Merlin in the time of King Arthur. It was a nice change of pace to read a novel about this time frame from a different perspective, and Mary Stewart's writing was intelligent and fast paced. ( )
  julieandbeli | Jun 7, 2022 |
Þetta er fyrsta bókin af þremur þar sem Stewart tæklar goðsögnina um Arthúr konung. Þessi saga fjallar um fyrstu ár Merlins allt fram að fæðingu Arthúrs. Bretland er um þetta leyti undirlagt hernaði smákónga og áhrif rómverskrar menningar eru enn sterk enda skammt síðan þeir yfirgáfu eyjarnar. Heillandi saga og hreif mig sannarlega þegar ég las hana á íslensku sem unglingur. Gaman að kynnast tökum Stewarts á sögunum um Arthúr konung. ( )
  SkuliSael | Apr 28, 2022 |
Read as a kid. I think I read the series.
  Ccyynn | Feb 15, 2022 |
I knew nothing about the book prior to picking it up except it was about Merlin. I went in expecting Merlin would learn some cool powers but as I proceeded through this book I was bummed that all he had was foresight. However, despite this disappointment, this book had me hooked. The book was so well written and the story itself made me feel as though I was there with Merlin and Cadal. The authors note at the end made me appreciate her inspiration for the book rather than being salty about no fancy magic. I plan on finishing the remainder of the series but I might have to turn somewhere else for a cool wizard book (that’s NOT Harry Potter). ( )
1 abstimmen Bandit_ | Jan 15, 2022 |
Eerste deel van een trilogie over het leven van de legendarische tovenaar en helderziende Merlijn. Hij leefde in het Brittannië van de vijfde eeuw en was in zijn latere leven de opvoeder en raadgever van de grote koning Arthur. Dit eerste deel omvat het verhaal over zijn geboorte en eerste levensjaren, doorgebracht aan het hof van zijn grootvader, de koning van Zuid-Wales. Verder: de ontdekking van de glazen grot en zijn opleiding bij de ziener Galapas. Het boek eindigt met de geboorte van koning Arthur. Een boeiend verhaal over deze magiër; door haar levende verbeelding en vlotte schrijftrant weet de schrijfster de lezer van begin tot eind te boeien. Wordt vervolgd door: "De holle heuvels". Normale druk, volle bladspiegel.
(Biblion recensie, J. v. Leeuwen-v.d. Tempel.)
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Stewart, MaryHauptautoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Fishman, MarcIllustratorCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
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O Merlin in your crystal cave
Deep in the diamond of the day,
Will there ever be a singer
Whose music will smooth away
The Furrow drawn by Adam's finger
Across the meadow and the wave?
Or a runner who'll outrun
Man's long shadow driving on,
Burst through the gates of history,
And hang the apple on the tree?
Will your sorcery ever show
The sleeping bride shut in her bower,
The day wreathed in its mound of snow,
And Time locked in his tower?
----Edwin Muir
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of Mollie Craig
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PROLOG: Der Fürst der Finsternis

Ich bin jetzt ein alter Mann, doch in der Blüte meiner Jugend stand ich ja schon nicht mehr, als Artus zum König gekrönt wurde.
BOOK I: The Dove

The day my uncle Camlach came home, I was just six years old.
BOOK II: The Falcon

The first I knew of our coming to shore was being roused, still heavy with that exhausted sleep, by voices talking over me.
BOOK III: The Wolf

I was five years with Ambrosius in Brittany.
BOOK IV: The Red Dragon

The way the chronicles tell it, you would think it took Ambrosius two months to get himself crowned King and pacify Britain.
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"Mithras, Apollo, Arthur, Christ -- call him what you will," I said. "What does it matter what men call the light? It is the same light, and men must live by it or die. I only know that God is the source of all the light which has lit the world, and that his purpose runs through the world and past each one of us like a great river, and we cannot check or turn it, but can only drink from it while living, and commit our bodies to it when we die." -- Merlin
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Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying before the High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon ... and the conception of Arthur -- king for once and always.

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