The Crystal Cave - Book 4, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Book 4, Chapter 5 Summary

After the battle, Merlin makes his way down hill through the carnage. He stops and looks at a dying man and aids his death by stabbing him in the neck. Hengist, the big blond Saxon is killed. Ambrosius's men burn his dead soldiers in a fire, as is their Pagan tradition.

Amongst all the death and carnage, Merlin has sensed the death of his mother. He goes in amongst the wounded and helps to tend them. He and Ambrosius talk, and he tells Ambrosius that his mother has died.

Ambrosius tells Merlin that the men call him a prophet. He says that Merlin is Ambrosius's prophet. Merlin tells him that he would be of better use as an engineer.

Uther approaches Merlin in a rare good mood and teases him about his own fortune. They trade quips over Uther and his...

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