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Merlin

Merlin is the famed wizard from the King Arthur stories. This book is about his life before he and Arthur came together. Merlin is about six-years-old, when the story begins. He is an illusive, inquisitive child, spurned because his mother Lady Niniane would not reveal his true father. He starts out hiding in the labyrinth of the palace that belongs to the King. The King is cruel to him, because he is a bastard. Merlin's parentage is a big part of the story.

Merlin, at first, seemingly has no father. Then, he finds out that his father is Ambrosius. King Vortigern tries to sacrifice him because his father is the devil. He draws to him in the end the bastard son of King Uther who he will raise to be the King of all Britain. Merlin's life story here is the pursuit of that end. It is the...

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