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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,319 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pendragon Cycle Release Date:
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Taliesin, oracle of melody. His singing bore the haunting beauty of another world and the spark of a kingdom yet to come.

Charis, Lady of the Lake. Driven by the cataclysm that destroyed her home—the scented groves of the Isle of Apples, the coliseums of the bull dancers of Atlantis—she encountered an uncertain future in a barbarous land … and the bard who would capture her untamed heart.

Their love would bridge two worlds. And like golden threads, their lives would knit the fabric of a timeless legend; that of Merlin the prophet and Arthur the king.

Stephen Lawhead’s majestic retelling of western literature’s most compelling epic is an enchanting tale of love and loss set in the twilight of Rome’s power, as the Celtic chieftains of Britain battle to save their land from an onrushing darkness.

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  • “This magical story will occupy the imaginations of young listeners as it is brought to vivid life by the untiring voice of [Wanda McCaddon]. Her voice evokes the sweetness of the legend, and the images of the fabled characters come to life. When the tapes end, the imagery carries on.”


  • “This graceful combination of Atlantean legend, Celtic myth, and Christian message reminiscent of C. S. Lewis is highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “The King Arthur saga is one of the foundational epics of Western culture, and Stephen Lawhead retells it with breathtaking sensitivity and detail.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brad | 2/7/2014

    " Great fun. Fantastic. My only critique is that it seemed a bit difficult to figure out what was happening when. That being said I gave it 4 stars because it superseded all of my expectations for a fantasy novel. I enjoyed the way the themes and characters were skillfully woven together and the two story lines were so well held in tension. Good Read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Giacinta | 2/1/2014

    " I really enjoyed this series, although I found the books of Merlin and Arthur to be somewhat redundant. Taliesin, Merlin and The Pendragon are my favorites and really stand just fine without "Arthur". But Lawhead has created a rich fantasy with excellent characters. He really brings his fantasy world to life, with the warring Briton and Saecsen tribes, the strange Celts, the Romans, Christianity versus paganism, and Taliesin's mysterious fairy blood. There is lots of heroism and valor portrayed, although there is some magic too. The Christianity is fully present in the story and there is lots of spiritual warfare. The Pendragon is a little different, in that it brings the story forward to a fictional present-day Britain, but I also really enjoyed that one too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tiffini | 1/31/2014

    " I don't know how this book ended up on this list. I've never read it. I can't figure out how to remove it. Maybe I'll have to read it now. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Nick | 1/29/2014

    " So boring I barely got through it. Won't be reading the rest of the series. "

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