The Last Enchantment

The Last Enchantment

Book - 1996
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"The richest of the three...mighty...climactic...action and supsense constant, even harrowing." THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Arthur is King! But while unchallenged on the battlefield, sinister powers plot to destroy him in his own Camelot. When the rose-gold witch Morgause, Arthur's half-siser, ensnares him into an incestuous liaison--and bears his son, Mordred, to use to her own evil ends--a fatal web of love, betrayal and bloody vengeance is woven.
Publisher: New York : Fawcett Columbine, 1996.
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books trade ed.
ISBN: 9780449911761
0449911764
Branch Call Number: FIC STE
Characteristics: 538 p. : map ; 21 cm.

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BostonPL_JordanD Oct 25, 2016

I loved this entire trilogy and the final book was no exception. Merlin came alive through all of the books and his character stayed consistent as a child to an older adult. I loved the fact that his "magical talents" were realistically written. In other words, he's not tossing pots and pans in the air as the Disney character. His talents were something I could easily see happening in the real world. He was a real character for me, which I appreciated.

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LazyNeko
Mar 06, 2012

The story is a good detailed telling of familiar touchstones of the Arthurian legend-- the building of Camelot, the abduction of Guinevere, the threat of Mordred-- as Merlin declines in power and confronts a formidable enemy: the witch Morgause. I just wish the author gave Merlin a more active role in events instead of such a passive one.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 01, 2009

When Arthur is tricked by his half-sister Morgause into fathering her son the future of Camelot is at stake and Merlin's powers are pushed to the limit.

Book #3 in The Arthurian Sagan

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LazyNeko
Mar 06, 2012

"You have just been telling me that love cannot be ruled or stopped. If you are prepared to accept love, knowing that it may well bring you to your death, then how much more should I accept this, knowing that it cannot destroy friendship or faith?"

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