The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart 1970 William Morrow and Company

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Are you ready to explore the magical origins of Merlin in a world filled with chaos and intrigue? The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart takes you to fifth-century Britain, a land torn apart by division after the Roman withdrawal. T

his captivating novel introduces young Merlin, an extraordinary child with the gift of Sight, who navigates a turbulent world of invasion, imprisonment, and conquest. This is the first book in Mary Stewart's renowned Arthurian series, a timeless tale that continues to captivate readers.


  • Title: The Crystal Cave
  • Author: Mary Stewart
  • Publication Date: 1970
  • Publisher: William Morrow and Company
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket in Mylar Protective Cover
  • Pages: 526
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1 inches
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Wear and tear on the dust jacket (check photos for specifics)

An Arthurian Tale of Magic and Destiny:

 Step into the world of young Merlin, the illegitimate child of a South Wales princess who hides his father's identity. Merlin, aware of his extraordinary gift from an early age, grows into manhood amidst a backdrop of war and conquest. As he accepts his role in the coming of King Arthur, you'll be drawn into a richly detailed narrative that reimagines the legendary tale. 

Three Reasons to Love This Book:

  1. Experience the magical origins of Merlin and the legendary King Arthur, brought to life with rich detail and emotional depth.
  2. Mary Stewart is celebrated for her ability to blend history and legend, creating timeless stories that captivate readers.
  3. This 1970 hardcover edition, complete with a mylar protective cover, is a valuable addition to any collection of classic literature.

Mary Stewart's storytelling brings to life the magic and mystery of Merlin's journey.

Add This Magical Tale to Your Collection:

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart is a captivating addition to any bookshelf. Add this first book in the Arthurian series to your collection today and experience the enchanting origins of Merlin.

Reading Recommendation

Discover the magic of Mary Stewart’s captivating stories. Explore "Novels by Mary Stewart: Essential Classics to Read" to find out why her romantic mysteries and Arthurian fantasies continue to enchant readers. This article highlights the timeless appeal of her work, making it a must-read for any book lover.

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