The Crystal Cave - Book 3, Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, Chapter 9 Summary

Merlin is stunned to find out that King Vortigern and his priests wish to kill him. They think that blood will stop the walls of the fort from falling. They believe that Merlin is not human but of spirit so his blood is powerful. Merlin tells him that he has been trained as a magician and that his are fools. To save himself Merlin tells King Vortigern why his walls fall down.

Book 3, Chapter 9 Analysis

Merlin's character shows his ability to think on his feet in dire situations. He again used the survival skills he always uses. He exploits the fear and suppression of the court against them. The setting, tone and mood of this chapter are dark and suspenseful.

The author uses he theme of a man's parentage deciding his fate and that the pursuit of power corrupts the hearts of men. The author...

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