The Sorcerer

The Sorcerer

Volume One, The Fort at River's Bend

eBook - 2015
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Born of the chaos of the Dark Ages, the Dream of Eagles produced a king, a country and an everlasting legend--Camelot

Merlyn Britannicus, Commander of Camulod, must educate his young charge, Arthur Pendragon, future King of Britain.

Threats against young Arthur's life have forced Merlyn and the boy to leave Camulod, settling in an abandoned Roman fort, where they are safe from political intrigue. Enlisting help from a close-knit group of friends, Merlyn teaches the young King about warfare, justice, honour and the responsibilities of leadership in preparation to wield the sword Excalibur.

When the tenuous peace of Camulod is threatened by unrest in neighbouring regions, Merlyn faces a dilemma. How can he prepare the young Arthur to be a ruler of men when he continues to train him in isolation? Merlyn knows that he must risk the dream of his grandfather Caius Britannicus if he is ever to fulfill it.

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Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9780143197683
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Fort at River's Bend

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SqueeGirl Oct 03, 2009

Merlyn is finally able to present Arthur as the High King of Britain.

SqueeGirl Oct 03, 2009

Caius Merlyn Britannicus keeps young Arthur hidden and safe from his enemies while he grows into the man that will one day wield Excalibur.


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Aug 21, 2018

Whyte's sensual but historically-motivated telling of the coming of King Arthur continues - the dreams of Camelot are forged from a hardened alloy that mingles the best of Republican Rome and the Celtic way of living in community and in nature, with a highly-polished veneer of early Christianity. The young boy Arthur comes of age, and his mentor Caius Merlyn takes on the mantle of men's fears.

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