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Oct 05, 2004
| ISBN 9781101212615
Oct 05, 2004 | ISBN 9781101212615
World Fantasy Award nominee and National Bestselling author of House of War creates a fantastic legend inspired by the epic poem The Song of Roland and the mythical history of Merlin. Centuries after the fall of Camelot and the disappearance of King Arthur, the wizard Merlin remains a prisoner in an enchanted forest. After years of isolation a visitor comes to him: the boy’s name is Roland. He is young and ardent, and though he is yet untested, Merlin can sense the magical power within him. Roland swears to free Merlin, unaware of the consequences such an oath carries. Roland has since become a knight and mighty warrior. But his mystical powers are untested and his mentor remains imprisoned. Then an old enemy of Merlin’s returns, seeking the very object that tore apart the Knights of the Round Table—the Holy Grail. Now, with the help of a beautiful Saracen healer and a magical sword, Roland must face his test, fulfill his oath, and find his destiny.
Judith Tarr is a World Fantasy Award nominee best known for her historical novels The White Mare’s Daughter, Lord of the Two Lands, Throne of Isis, King and Goddess, and Pillar of Fire. A graduate of Yale and Cambridge Universities, she holds… More about Judith Tarr
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