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10 thoughts on “Merlin

  1. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    Rating 25 of fiveThe Publisher Says He was born to greatness the son of a druid bard and a princess of lost Atlantis A trained warrior blessed with the gifts of prophecy and song he grew to manhood in a land ravaged by the brutal greed of petty chieftains and barbarian invadersMerlin Respected feared and hated by many he was to have a higher destiny for It was he who prepared the way for the momentous event that would unite the Island of the Mighty—the coming of Arthur Pendragon Lord of the Kingdom of SummerMy Review Merlin's first person narrative of how he makes Arthur into ARTHURMore Jesusy stuff Now admittedly it's not the Roman Catholic horror that's called very puzzlingly Christianity it's not; but the whole subject area grates on me when presented to me as An Undelniable Inevitable Progressive Event It wasn't It made things a lot worse for a lot of people for over a millenium Religious wars pretty much non stop from Western Imperial fall untilwait until now So TWO milleniaI liked Merlin's first person narrative voice a lot than the first book's omniscient narration But the Atlantean horse pucky and the religious nonsensewell had it not been for a cute boy wanting me to read his favorite books I'd've dropped them fast This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License


  2. Angie Angie says:

    This second book in the series takes us from Merlin's childhood to his saving baby Arthur I don't think that's a spoiler don't we all know he did that? Unlike Taliesin the narration is first person which I think is right I like Merlin telling his own story I liked this one than I liked Taliesin but that was to be expected Isn't Merlin everyone's favorite Arthurian character? Merlin is a character who's taken on many forms I like the old Once and Future KingDisney Merlin though I've always struggled with the concept of him living backward but I like a young and studly Merlin as in this book as well He is sometimes presented as evil after all by most accounts he is the son of a demon speaking of which if you haven't seen Hellboys I II I highly recommend them Anyway Lawhead's Merlin is good and uite religious Speaking of religion of course Christianity is a big part of Arthurian legend holy grail and all and these books are no exception; however the Christianity of Arthurian legend is a little weird and kind of pagan which is certainly the case with these books but I'm not bothered by it Moving on Lawhead clearly knows his Malory and his Geoffrey he is obviously well versed in Arthurian legend though he changes major aspects of traditional versions such things as Merlin's parentage and Arthur's for that matter or having the character who has traditionally been Merlin's sister be his wife instead Legends have no definitive source so I don't mind him changing things up as long as he doesn't brutalize the soul of the story a la that wretched travesty First Knight


  3. Jeff Miller Jeff Miller says:

    As much as I liked the first book in the series I liked this one The first book told two intertwining stories as it needed to do This was done well but Merlin is much focused and I liked it better for that This is really my favorite of the retellings regarding Merlin especially since he is a man of virtue and humility


  4. Miriam Cihodariu Miriam Cihodariu says:

    With the second book in the series things started to get interesting and in line with the legends we already know and love What Lawhead does with the classic Arthurian myths is both original and true to their essence Hard to say than I already did when reviewing Taliesin but I'll repeat myself nonetheless one of the best things about the book is how well documented it is both in terms of the legends and the historical old Celtic world of the 6th and 7th centuries AD


  5. Brianna Brianna says:

    After the major disappointment that was Patrick it was refreshing to read Merlin It reminded my why I still call Lawhead one of my favorite authors Not to mention the theology wasn't horribly suspect always a plus Merlin is for me one of those books that breathes truth beauty and goodness It's not all sunshine and rainbows and awful things happen but there is a definite Hope and Light to it that is missing from a lot of books especially what I've read recently It is now on the short list of books I reach for when I need hope and soul refreshing Favorite Things Merlin I love his character development and growth and just of grouchy and done with everything especially Uthur he gets toward the end Its like reading Lord of the Rings from Gandalf's perspective Ganieda Possibly one of my favorite female characters ever view spoiler I cried so many tears hide spoiler


  6. Denise Denise says:

    I read the first book of this uartet of Lawhead's reimagining of the Arthurian legends what feels like a lifetime ago and finally dredged up the motivation to continue Entertaining enough and a surprisingly uick read for 500 pages but I do wish I'd read this in the original language rather than the German translation at least then I'd know whether to blame the overly flowery prose on the author or the translator Less religious babble might have helped too was all the our lord and saviour Jesus Christ blathering really necessary for this tale? Oh well Since I happen to own the entire series I'll continue it eventually you never know maybe I'll enjoy the latter half


  7. Paul Perry Paul Perry says:

    Rarely have I had such a strong negative reaction to a book I hated it And part of the reason I think I that the first volume Taliesin was superb But while in Taliesin Lawhead spun an intriguing tale that treated the source material with respect Merlin uickly becomes a religious tract proclaiming how superior christianity is to the pagan religions that it displaces For me Lawhead did two unforgivable things in this book First he makes Merlin a christian and a missionary Yes of course the Arthur cycle is part of European christian heritage but Merlin is ALWAYS the link back to the pagan past the holder of the magic of ancient knowledge and the oral tradition that stretches back before the christians and even the Romans To co opt him as a tool to preach the christian that destroys that tradition when almost every other aspect of the story already serves that purpose is both pointless and offensiveAnd even worse than this the author turns aside from writing a fine gripping meaningful story with strong religious sentiments and begins to write a sermon


  8. Logan Logan says:

    I don't know Perhaps I was expecting Merlinish things but there was little that happened in this book view spoilerMerlin grows up Merlin falls in love and it's obvious she will soon die tragically Merlin made some rocks float in the air he had a vision he fought a little and he saves baby Arthur And that's about it hide spoiler


  9. Lynn Lynn says:

    I really love Lawhead's Merlin There was a gruesome bit fighting Saxons probably was but I love seeing how a familiar legend is getting written about in the very real ancient Britain


  10. Philip Mastandrea Philip Mastandrea says:

    I'm very much enjoying the series although I wouldn't say I'm loving it uarantine is really messing with my reading so these books are taking much longer than normal Even mostly knowing all the story the uniue flavor of the writing is keeping me wanting Unsure if I will read all 6 books in the series but I can't imagine stopping yet


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Merlin [Reading] ➷ Merlin Author Stephen R. Lawhead – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk An enchanting tale of love and loss glory and grandeur set in the twilight of Rome's power where the Celtic chieftains of Britain battle to save their land from an onrushing darkness In this modern cl An enchanting tale of love and loss glory and grandeur set in the twilight of Rome's power where the Celtic chieftains of Britain battle to save their land from an onrushing darkness In this modern classic Stephen Lawhead presents a majestic retelling of Western literature's most compelling epic Merlin His golden eyes saw the shape of a world yet to be His wisdom would light the path of the coming King Born of a union between druid and faery he was trained as a bard and schooled in the ways of battle But his heart and calling were greater than a warrior's Son of the great Taliesin the song of his father coursed through his soul Yet his life and mission were to be his own And though sovereignty was his he would lay it aside to serve a king of his own choosing As his powers transcended those of mortal men so too would his trials his griefs and the dark might of his most fearsome enemy In the twilight of Tome's rule over the Island of the Mighty as smaller men vied for ascendancy his would be the hand to lay the foundations of a new order the Kingdom of Summer and Arthur Pendragon of Britain Merlin is book two in the Pendragon Cycle.

10 thoughts on “Merlin

  1. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    Rating 25 of fiveThe Publisher Says He was born to greatness the son of a druid bard and a princess of lost Atlantis A trained warrior blessed with the gifts of prophecy and song he grew to manhood in a land ravaged by the brutal greed of petty chieftains and barbarian invadersMerlin Respected feared and hated by many he was to have a higher destiny for It was he who prepared the way for the momentous event that would unite the Island of the Mighty—the coming of Arthur Pendragon Lord of the Kingdom of SummerMy Review Merlin's first person narrative of how he makes Arthur into ARTHURMore Jesusy stuff Now admittedly it's not the Roman Catholic horror that's called very puzzlingly Christianity it's not; but the whole subject area grates on me when presented to me as An Undelniable Inevitable Progressive Event It wasn't It made things a lot worse for a lot of people for over a millenium Religious wars pretty much non stop from Western Imperial fall untilwait until now So TWO milleniaI liked Merlin's first person narrative voice a lot than the first book's omniscient narration But the Atlantean horse pucky and the religious nonsensewell had it not been for a cute boy wanting me to read his favorite books I'd've dropped them fast This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License

  2. Angie Angie says:

    This second book in the series takes us from Merlin's childhood to his saving baby Arthur I don't think that's a spoiler don't we all know he did that? Unlike Taliesin the narration is first person which I think is right I like Merlin telling his own story I liked this one than I liked Taliesin but that was to be expected Isn't Merlin everyone's favorite Arthurian character? Merlin is a character who's taken on many forms I like the old Once and Future KingDisney Merlin though I've always struggled with the concept of him living backward but I like a young and studly Merlin as in this book as well He is sometimes presented as evil after all by most accounts he is the son of a demon speaking of which if you haven't seen Hellboys I II I highly recommend them Anyway Lawhead's Merlin is good and uite religious Speaking of religion of course Christianity is a big part of Arthurian legend holy grail and all and these books are no exception; however the Christianity of Arthurian legend is a little weird and kind of pagan which is certainly the case with these books but I'm not bothered by it Moving on Lawhead clearly knows his Malory and his Geoffrey he is obviously well versed in Arthurian legend though he changes major aspects of traditional versions such things as Merlin's parentage and Arthur's for that matter or having the character who has traditionally been Merlin's sister be his wife instead Legends have no definitive source so I don't mind him changing things up as long as he doesn't brutalize the soul of the story a la that wretched travesty First Knight

  3. Jeff Miller Jeff Miller says:

    As much as I liked the first book in the series I liked this one The first book told two intertwining stories as it needed to do This was done well but Merlin is much focused and I liked it better for that This is really my favorite of the retellings regarding Merlin especially since he is a man of virtue and humility

  4. Miriam Cihodariu Miriam Cihodariu says:

    With the second book in the series things started to get interesting and in line with the legends we already know and love What Lawhead does with the classic Arthurian myths is both original and true to their essence Hard to say than I already did when reviewing Taliesin but I'll repeat myself nonetheless one of the best things about the book is how well documented it is both in terms of the legends and the historical old Celtic world of the 6th and 7th centuries AD

  5. Brianna Brianna says:

    After the major disappointment that was Patrick it was refreshing to read Merlin It reminded my why I still call Lawhead one of my favorite authors Not to mention the theology wasn't horribly suspect always a plus Merlin is for me one of those books that breathes truth beauty and goodness It's not all sunshine and rainbows and awful things happen but there is a definite Hope and Light to it that is missing from a lot of books especially what I've read recently It is now on the short list of books I reach for when I need hope and soul refreshing Favorite Things Merlin I love his character development and growth and just of grouchy and done with everything especially Uthur he gets toward the end Its like reading Lord of the Rings from Gandalf's perspective Ganieda Possibly one of my favorite female characters ever view spoiler I cried so many tears hide spoiler

  6. Denise Denise says:

    I read the first book of this uartet of Lawhead's reimagining of the Arthurian legends what feels like a lifetime ago and finally dredged up the motivation to continue Entertaining enough and a surprisingly uick read for 500 pages but I do wish I'd read this in the original language rather than the German translation at least then I'd know whether to blame the overly flowery prose on the author or the translator Less religious babble might have helped too was all the our lord and saviour Jesus Christ blathering really necessary for this tale? Oh well Since I happen to own the entire series I'll continue it eventually you never know maybe I'll enjoy the latter half

  7. Paul Perry Paul Perry says:

    Rarely have I had such a strong negative reaction to a book I hated it And part of the reason I think I that the first volume Taliesin was superb But while in Taliesin Lawhead spun an intriguing tale that treated the source material with respect Merlin uickly becomes a religious tract proclaiming how superior christianity is to the pagan religions that it displaces For me Lawhead did two unforgivable things in this book First he makes Merlin a christian and a missionary Yes of course the Arthur cycle is part of European christian heritage but Merlin is ALWAYS the link back to the pagan past the holder of the magic of ancient knowledge and the oral tradition that stretches back before the christians and even the Romans To co opt him as a tool to preach the christian that destroys that tradition when almost every other aspect of the story already serves that purpose is both pointless and offensiveAnd even worse than this the author turns aside from writing a fine gripping meaningful story with strong religious sentiments and begins to write a sermon

  8. Logan Logan says:

    I don't know Perhaps I was expecting Merlinish things but there was little that happened in this book view spoilerMerlin grows up Merlin falls in love and it's obvious she will soon die tragically Merlin made some rocks float in the air he had a vision he fought a little and he saves baby Arthur And that's about it hide spoiler

  9. Lynn Lynn says:

    I really love Lawhead's Merlin There was a gruesome bit fighting Saxons probably was but I love seeing how a familiar legend is getting written about in the very real ancient Britain

  10. Philip Mastandrea Philip Mastandrea says:

    I'm very much enjoying the series although I wouldn't say I'm loving it uarantine is really messing with my reading so these books are taking much longer than normal Even mostly knowing all the story the uniue flavor of the writing is keeping me wanting Unsure if I will read all 6 books in the series but I can't imagine stopping yet

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