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Is part of The Merlin Prophecy M. K. Hume , 2011 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Clash of Kings
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'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.

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  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to David Hill, a kind and gentle man, who departed this life on 30 September 2009, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. David was a family man to his bootlaces, and was dedicated to his caring wife, their five sons and their partners. Through David's guidance and influence, his sons display admirable qualities of their own because, like all good men, they are reflections of their father. No higher praise can be conferred on any man.
    Ave, David.
    Marilyn Hume

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Headline Review ,
      2011 .
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      Extent: xvi, 542pp.
      ISBN: 0755371429
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Atria Books ,
      2013 .
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      Alternative title: Battle of Kings
      Extent: 470p.
      Note/s:
      • Published January 1, 2013
      ISBN: 9781476715124 (paperback : alk. paper)

Works about this Work

Take Three : Historical Fiction Michael Popple , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 15 May 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Clash of Kings M. K. Hume , 2011 single work novel
Take Three : Historical Fiction Michael Popple , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 15 May 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Clash of Kings M. K. Hume , 2011 single work novel
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