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- DescriptionLong before King Arthur is born to rule England, the enchanter Merlin is caught up in a tangled web of magic and mayhem, treachery, truth and heady enchantment Seven centuries have passed since Merlin journeyed with Jason and his Argonauts to find the Golden Fleece. Merlin is immortal, but when he uses the charm that is knit deep in his bones, his body ages - and he has wish to be old, so rather than squander his magic, he prefers to rely on his own intelligence and cunning. Now the mage finds himself in Alba, the Island of Mists, beset by enemies both dead and Otherworldly, seeking both the children of the warlord Urtha, who have been kidnapped and taken to Ghostland, and Jason's younger son, Kis (Little Dreamer), hidden by his enchantress mother, Medea in the Otherworld. And w Merlin must use t just his own cunning and centuries of kwledge, but also the magic that permeates his body if he is to save his friends from fates truly worse than death itself.
- Author BiographyRobert Holdstock gave up his career in medical zoological research to be a full-time writer. His first novel of Ryhope Wood, MYTHAGO WOOD, won the World Fantasy Award. He died in 2009.
- Author(s)Robert Holdstock
- PublisherOrion Publishing Co
- Date of Publication11/01/2007
- SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Series TitleGollancz S.F.
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight217 g
- Width130 mm
- Height196 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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