"The future has taken root in the present." - Merlin, Excalibur (1981)
author Rose Vanden Eynden's novel brings us back to a tumultuous period in 5th century Wales of warring British tribes, invading Saxon armies, superstition, prophecy and magic. she breathes life into the Arthurian myth and legend surrounding Merlin with such eye for detail that every page brims with passion, excitement, danger and enchantment.
told from Gwendydd's point of view, it recounts a segment of Merlin's little known youth and the events that led to the conception of Artorius, the Bear - the one and future high King who would unite the land.
i was fascinated by this book from cover to cover. everything about it exceeded my expectations as well. vivid, rich and well written, this debut novel from a very promising writer is highly recommended. readers who love fantasy, lore and romance in their stories will not be disappointed with this one!
*Merlyn's Raven is available from SoulMate Publishing, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. for more information about Rose Vanden Eynden and her work, please visit http://www.vandeneynden.biz/ and follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.
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