A deft colourful . . . re-creation of Merlin's early life
Vivid, enthralling, absolutely first-class
Her style is simple yet vivid, displaying a love of words and the sounds they make, and her story is poetically imaginative
Mary Stewart brilliantly recreates the Britain of the fifth century
A fascinating story which lays a firm hold on the imagination
Mary Stewart lightens the Dark Ages with legend, pure invention and a lively sense of history.