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Merlin (Legendary character)

Works: 1,258 works in 3,064 publications in 9 languages and 128,721 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  History  Historical fiction  Arthurian romances  Children's films  Legends  Drama  Animated films 
Classifications: PR6069.T46, FIC
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Publications about Merlin (Legendary character)
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    The hollow hills by Mary Stewart( Book )
    39 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,967 libraries worldwide
    Keeping watch over the young Arthur Pendragon as he grows, the prince and prophet Merlin Ambrosius is haunted by a vision of a magical sword--the fabled sword Caliburn, hidden for centuries. Sheathed in fire and stone, water and ice, the sword of the Emperor Maximus is destined to reveal the true High King. When Uther Pendragon is killed in battle, the time of destiny is at hand, and Arthur must claim the sword from a perilous chapel to claim his destiny and become the true High King of Britain
    The last enchantment by Mary Stewart( Book )
    37 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,768 libraries worldwide
    When the rose-gold witch Morgause, King Arthur's half-sister, ensnares him into an incestuous liaison to her own evil ends, a fatal web of love, betrayal, and bloody vengeance is woven
    The book of Merlyn : the unpublished conclusion to The once and future king by T. H White( Book )
    31 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in English and held by 3,258 libraries worldwide
    The "last" chapter of The once and Future King," which tells how Arthur, Guenever, and Lancelot come to their ends
    The history of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey( Book )
    71 editions published between 1842 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,957 libraries worldwide
    "Geoffrey of Monmouth is called the father of Arthurian romance. In this legendary history of Britain the chapters of central importance recount the fabulous exploits of King Arthur and his knights."--Back cover
    The sword in the stone by Walt Disney( visu )
    38 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,656 libraries worldwide
    The English king dies leaving no heir. In the churchyard of a cathedral in London, a sword appears imbedded in a stone. It is inscribed with a prophecy. Although many try, no one can budge the sword from the stone. Deep in the dark woods, Merlin the Magician begins to teach 11-year-old Arthur, who lives in the castle of Sir Ector where he's an apprentice squire to Sir Kay. Arthur learns the basic truths of life, but he also runs into the evil Madam Mim, who tries to destroy him. A great tournament is held in London to pick a new king. Arthur, attending as Kay's squire, forgets Kay's sword, and runs back to the inn to get it, but the inn is locked. Arthur, seeing the sword in the stone, innocently, and easily, pulls it out. When the knights marvel at the wondrous sword and question where he got it, Arthur has to prove himself all over again by pulling the sword from the stone
    Eve of the Emperor penguin by Mary Pope Osborne( Book )
    1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2,578 libraries worldwide
    The magic tree house takes Jack and Annie to Antarctica to search for the fourth secret of happiness for Merlin
    The lost years of Merlin by T. A Barron( Book )
    21 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,446 libraries worldwide
    Washed up on the shores of ancient Wales, the boy had no home, no memory, and no name. He is destined to become the greatest wizard of all time. History will name him Merlin
    Priestess of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley( Book )
    18 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,116 libraries worldwide
    Known to the Romans as Helena on the holy isle of Avalon, British princess Eilan fulfills her destiny to bridge the pagan world of the goddess and the new Christian empire founded by her own son, Constantine, and when she travels to the Holy Land she discovers a truth that transcends any religion. Not since The Mists of Avalon has there been such a powerful & mesmerizing portrait of goddess-powered womanhood & women's spirituality. In Priestess of Avalon, the legendary Marion Zimmer Bradley once again reaches back in time to create a magnificent prequel to her undying classic of Camelot. Priestess of Avalon tells the timeless story of Eilan--known to the Romans as Helena--a British princess raised on the holy isle of Avalon as she grows from maiden to mother to wise woman. It is Helena's destiny--at a crucial turning point in western history--to bridge the pagan world of the goddess & the new Christian empire founded by her own son, Constantine. When Helena embarks on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land she will find the intrinsic truth that transcends both the old religion & the new. The legions of fans who cherish The Mists of Avalon will find its promise brought to rich fulfillment in Priestess of Avalon. For those new to the series, undreamed-of enchantment awaits
    The seven songs of Merlin by T. A Barron( Book )
    19 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 2,088 libraries worldwide
    Having stumbled upon his hidden powers, the young wizard Merlin voyages to the Otherworld in his quest to find himself and the way to the realm of the spirit
    The fires of Merlin by T. A Barron( Book )
    19 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,030 libraries worldwide
    Having voyaged to the Otherworld in his quest to find himself, the young wizard Merlin must face fire in many different forms and deal with the possibility of losing his own magical power
    The mirror of Merlin by T. A Barron( Book )
    19 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,006 libraries worldwide
    Through adventures involving a haunted marsh, talking trees, and the creature called the ballymag, the young wizard Merlin continues to experience both his growing powers and his essential humanity
    Merlin and the making of the king by Margaret Hodges( Book )
    3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,591 libraries worldwide
    A retelling of four Arthurian legends, "The Sword in the Stone," "Excalibur," "The Lady of the Lake," and "The Last Great Battle," which feature Merlin, King Arthur, and other familiar figures
    The return of Merlin : a novel by Deepak Chopra( Book )
    8 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,526 libraries worldwide
    A New Age version of the legend of King Arthur, the premise being that Arthur & Co. are immortal and are continuing their lives in the bodies of successive generations. A reflection of the author's philosophy on ageless bodies and timeless minds
    Merlin by Isaac Albéniz( visu )
    47 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,518 libraries worldwide
    The legend of King Arthur, this time, from the perspective of the King's Wizard, Merlin. Merlin is a creature born of pagan magic, living in a world converting to Christianity. Merlin is beside Arthur as he gains Excalibur, builds Camelot and is betrayed by his wife, Guinevere. Merlin and Arthur are both menaced by the plots of Morgan Le Fey and Mordred, her son by Arthur, and their cohorts. Through it all, Merlin tries to keep Arthur from the destructive path set by fate
    The wings of Merlin by T. A Barron( Book )
    5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,434 libraries worldwide
    Merlin's fragile home on the isle of Fincayra is threatened by the attack of a mysterious warrior with swords for arms and by the escape of Stangmar from his imprisonment, as Merlin continues to move toward his ultimate destiny
    Passager : the young Merlin trilogy, book one by Jane Yolen( Book )
    10 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,415 libraries worldwide
    A foundling rediscovers his identity through the help of the falconer who adopts him
    Merlin : the young Merlin trilogy, book three by Jane Yolen( Book )
    8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,310 libraries worldwide
    Merlin, now twelve years old, begins to come into his magic while being held captive by a band of wild folk
    The dragon's boy by Jane Yolen( Book )
    6 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 1,241 libraries worldwide
    Young Arthur meets a dragon and comes to accept him as a friend and mentor
    The true history of Merlin the Magician by Anne Lawrence-Mathers( Book )
    8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
    "Merlin the Magician has remained an enthralling and curious individual since he was first introduced in the twelfth century though the pages of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae. But although the Merlin of literature and Arthurian myth is well known, Merlin the "historical" figure and his relation to medieval magic are less familiar. In this book Anne Lawrence-Mathers explores just who he was and what he has meant to Britain. The historical Merlin was no rough magician: he was a learned figure from the cutting edge of medieval science and adept in astrology, cosmology, prophecy, and natural magic, as well as being a seer and a proto-alchemist. His powers were convincingly real and useful, for they helped to add credibility to the "long-lost" history of Britain which first revealed them to a European public. Merlin's prophecies reassuringly foretold Britain's path, establishing an ancient ancestral line and linking biblical prophecy with more recent times. Merlin helped to put British history into world history. Lawrence-Mathers also explores the meaning of Merlin's magic across the centuries, arguing that he embodied ancient Christian and pagan magical traditions, recreated for a medieval court and shaped to fit a new moral framework. Linking Merlin's perceived reality and power with the culture of the Middle Ages, this remarkable book reveals the true impact of the most famous magician of all time."--Jacket
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