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The Saxon Shore Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 1, Cornwall: Prologue - Chapter 5 Summary

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Book 1, Cornwall: Prologue - Chapter 5 Summary

The Saxon Shore by Jack Whyte tells the story of Merlyn Britannicus who realizes his destiny when he comes across his infant cousin, Arthur Pendragon. It's Merlyn's task to protect the child and prepare him for his own destiny - to unify Britain's clans and protect Excalibur.

Prologue

The prologue, written in first person, tells of an old man looking back on his past. He realizes the importance of breaking down stories to keep them alive, and feels that he has a story that needs to be told. The writer had been called Merlyn, the Sorcerer, when he was a young man. Now he is 80 years old, and he is reflecting on the story of young Arthur, a baby who would become a man, a cane, and a champion under his guidance.

Chapter 1. Merlyn Britannicus is sleeping with a...

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