About the Author
Mary Stewart was born in Sunderland, County Durham, England, but lived for many years in Scotland, where she divided her time between Edinburgh and the West Highlands. Lady Stewart’s career as a novelist began in 1956 with Madam, Will You Talk? She went on to publish 20 novels, all bestsellers, including her Merlin trilogy about the legendary enchanter Merlin and the young Arthur (The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills, The Last Enchantment, and The Wicked Day), and The Stormy Petrel and Thornyhold. Her books for children include The Little Broomstick, Ludo and the Star Horse, and A Walk in Wolf Wood. She also published a book of poetry entitled Frost on the Window. Stewart died in 2014.