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In the town of Segontium a wild storm washes a fugitive ashore. He brutally rapes the granddaughter of the ruler of the Deceangli tribe, leaving her to bear his son, Myrddion Merlinus (Merlin). Spurned as a demon seed, the child is raised by his grandmother and, as soon as he turns nine, he is apprenticed to a skilled alchemist who hones the boy’s remarkable gift of prophecy. Meanwhile, the High King of the Britons, Vortigern, is rebuilding the ancient fortress at Dinas Emrys. According to a prophecy, he must use the blood of a demon seed—a human sacrifice—to make his towers stand firm. Myrddion’s life is now in jeopardy, but the gifted boy understands that he has a richer destiny to fulfill. Soon Vortigern shall be known as the harbinger of chaos, and Myrddion must use his gifts for good in a land besieged by evil. So begins the young healer’s journey to greatness . . .
©2011 M.K. Hume (P)2013 Recorded Books
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1 out of 5 stars
By Silvia on 03-18-17


This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I would still love to listen to this book, but it seems to me i can hear Steven Crossley's dentures moving. Sorry, sounds bad, but it is irritating.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Steven Crossley?

Graeme Malcolm, John Lee, Simon Prebble

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3 out of 5 stars
By Cheryl on 05-03-15

Too much Historical Background

There was just too much historical background for me to enjoy the story. I also did not like reading about the war plans. I would have liked to have more characterization and a stronger plot. Some people will enjoy reading about the medieval battles, and she goes into great detail about them. I am not interested in purchasing the next book in the sequel unless I can obtain it for free.

The narrator, Steven Crossley, was excellent.

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