Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myrdden 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 High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon, and the conception of Arthur, king for once and always.
"Been waiting for this for decades"
Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by dreams of the magical sword Caliburn, which has been hidden for centuries. When Uther Pendragon is killed in battle, the time of destiny is at hand, and Arthur must claim the fabled sword to become the true High King of Britain.
Beloved author Mary Stewart's long-lost novella, now available again for the first time in 40 years. In 1879 a wealthy young woman elopes with an impoverished fisherman, leaving her family, who live on the volcanic island of Lanzarote, distraught. In 1968, 23-year-old Perdita West, secretary to the famous author Cora Gresham, visits Lanzarote, the strangest and wildest of the Canary Isles, on a research trip. They meet Cora's estranged son, Mike, and fall in love with the unusual, beautiful little island.
"A magical love story"
Arthur Pendragon is king! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause - Arthur's own half sister - ensnares him in an incestuous liaison, a fatal web of love, betrayal, and bloody vengeance is woven.
Merlin the Enchanter, prophet and visionary, adviser to kings: Here is the story of how he rears Arthur, the future Christmas King, in remote secrecy, safe from the warring kings and Saxons who plot against his father, King Uther. Told in the voice of Merlin himself, this tale bristles with all the suspense and intrigue of fifth-century Britain.
"Who Abridges and Epic Trilogy?"
Was Merlin an otherworldly being or just an ordinary mortal with extraordinary powers? Over the centuries there have been many stories about Camelot, but the mystery of the magician who nurtured, trained, and advised King Arthur has remained unexplored. Some have called Merlin a sinister, all-powerful Prince of Darkness. Others have described him as a merely a man, heir to the secrets of the Crystal Cave, possessed of rare and remarkable gifts.
King Arthur's reign will finally come to a spellbinding end. This final chapter of the Camelot saga traces Mordred's birth, childhood, and recounts how he came to set in motion the fates and call forth the "wicked day of destiny."
"Wonderful! ...where are parts 1 and 3?"
Moving through the arresting landscape of Scotland's fabled Western Islands, Stewart's novel is a dazzling story of romantic intrigue.
"Not Stewart's best, sound quality a problem"
In the summer of 1947, Kate Herrick, widowed by the war, returns to Rose Cottage, her childhood home. A tiny thatched dwelling nestled in an idyllic country setting, Rose Cottage at first appears the picture of tranquility. But Kate soon discovers that someone has broken in; the papers that are the object of her have disappeared, and the village seethes with gossip. How harmless are her elderly neighbors, who are suspected of witchcraft?
"A beautiful classic"
Kate Riordan fears two things as she grows up in the small Appalachian town of Swan River: that she’ll be a frustrated townie forever or that she’ll turn into one of the mysterious and terrifying wild girls, killers who start fires and menace the community. Struggling to better her chances of escaping, Kate attends the posh Swan River Academy and finds herself divided between her hometown - and its dark history - and the realm of privilege and achievement at the Academy. Explosive friendships with Mason, a boy from the wrong side of town, and Willow, a wealthy and popular queen bee from school, are slowly pulling her apart.
"Blue Moon": Each All Hallow's Eve, Anvahn must pay the price for wielding magic. This year a werewolf appears to her instead of the usual demon, monster, or spirit. But will this time prove too costly for Anvahn to bear? "Sins of the Cloth": Can two days of purging sinful thoughts be enough for a priest who desires endless lust? "Sex Therapy": Therapy was never so sexy…or so dangerous. Plus 11 other steamy stories!
Young Prince Alexander, son of the slain Prince Baudouin, journeys to Camelot seeking justice. His path is diverted, first to a dark tower where he is bewitched by the sorceress Morgan LeFay, and then to a beautiful young woman named Alice, who has also experienced many dangers and adventures on her pilgrimages to the Holy Land. As they journey on together, their connection grows beyond their separate purposes and blossoms into love, the greatest mystery of all.