Dusty Reads 15

March 26, 2012 Bookish 0

For Dusty Reads I’ve picked Prophesy: Clash of Kings, book 1 of the Merlin series by M. K. Hume. I’ve had this book for over a year, but I never seem to get around to reading it – there’s always something else I need to read. Hopefully I’ll get to it soon, because I love Hume’s retelling of the Arthurian legend and can’t wait to find out how she has interpreted the tales of Merlin.

Amid the bloody battlefields of Britain, Merlin is marked for greatness…

In the town of Segontium, a fugitive is washed ashore. He brutally rapes the granddaughter of the king of the Deceangli tribe, leaving her to bear his son, Myrddion. Spurned as a demon seed, the boy is raised by his grandmother and he is apprenticed to a skilled healer who hones his remarkable gift. Meanwhile, the High King of the Celts, Vortigern, is rebuilding the ancient fortress at Dinas Emrys. According to a prophecy, he must use the blood of a demon seed to make the towers stand firm. Myrddion’s life is in jeopardy. But the boy has a prophecy of his own and a richer destiny to fulfil. Soon Vortigern shall be known as the harbinger of chaos, and Myrddion must use his gifts for good in a kingdom besieged by evil. So begins the healer’s journey to greatness…

What’s been gathering dust on your bookshelf?

About the book:

  • Date published: 20 January 2011
  • Publisher: Headline Review
  • Format: Paperback, 560 pages
  • ISBN 13: 9780755371433 ISBN 10: 0755371437
  • Categories: Fantasy, Historical Fiction
  • Goodreads / The Book Depository

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