y The Merlin Prophecy series - author   novel   fantasy   historical fiction   myth/legend  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit

Includes

1
y Clash of Kings M. K. Hume , London : Headline Review , 2011 Z1764820 2011 single work novel fantasy historical fiction

'Amid the bloody battlefields of Britain, Merlin is marked for greatness ...

'In the town of Segontium, a fugitive is washed ashore. He brutally rapes the granddaughter of the king of the Deceangli tribe, leaving her to bear his son, Myrddion. Spurned as a demon seed, the boy is raised by his grandmother and he is apprenticed to a skilled healer who hones his remarkable gift. Meanwhile, the High King of the Celts, Vortigern, is rebuilding the ancient fortress at Dinas Emrys. According to a prophecy, he must use the blood of a demon seed to make the towers stand firm. Myrddion's life is in jeopardy. But the boy has a prophecy of his own and a richer destiny to fulfil. Soon Vortigern shall be known as the harbinger of chaos, and Myrddion must use his gifts for good in a kingdom besieged by evil. So begins the healer's journey to greatness...'. Source: bookseller's website.

2
y Death of an Empire M. K. Hume , London : Headline Review , 2012 Z1844987 2012 single work novel fantasy historical fiction myth/legend 'Merlin's epic quest continues as he journeys to Constantinople in search of his father. Myrddion Emrys of Segontium is the product of a brutal rape, but when King Vortigern hints at his father's identity, Myrddion embarks on a journey across France and Italy to Constantinople. It is a voyage that is to turn the young healer into a man of great renown. Serving under General Flavius Aetius at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, Myrddion saves the lives of thousands of warriors and, on his arrival in Rome, he heals many more, including Cleoxenes, Envoy to Emperor Theodosius of the East, on his way to a delegation with Attila the Hun. But a deadlier conflict between Emperor Valentinian of the West and Senator Petronius Maximus is still to come and Myrddion must use all his strength to carry out his work in a world that is evil.' Source: Libraries Australia.
3
y Web of Deceit M. K. Hume , London : Headline , 2013 Z1919605 2013 single work novel fantasy 'M. K. Hume's epic retelling of the legend of Merlin concludes in this gripping tale of loyalty, sacrifice and betrayal.

The earth-shattering conclusion to the legend of Merlin.

Returning from his epic journey to Constantinople, Myrddion Merlinus finds Briton in the grip of Uther Pendragon's blood-thirsty war against the Saxons. Coerced into obedience, Myrddion must serve Uther's brother Ambrosius, the High King, in order to spare the lives of his beloved fellow travellers.

Ambrosius is an honest and wise ruler and Myrddion's skills are put to good use setting up a spy network while training healers across the land. But when Ambrosius is poisoned, his untimely death propels Myrddion back into the callous hands of Uther Pendragon. The new High King will stop at nothing to force Myrddion to accede to his unthinkable wishes. Myrddion's only solace is the prophecy that his suffering is not in vain. But will he survive the taint of Uther's madness and enable good to come from evil?' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2011

Works about this Work

Hume Casts Spell over US Book World Tristan Swanwick , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 February 2013; (p. 18)
Camelot Revisited Leisa Scott , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8-9 June 2013; (p. 14-18)
Hume Casts Spell over US Book World Tristan Swanwick , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 February 2013; (p. 18)
Camelot Revisited Leisa Scott , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8-9 June 2013; (p. 14-18)
Last amended 10 Mar 2015 11:01:10
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X