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The Crystal Cave: Dark and dull

The Crystal Cave is Mary Stewart’s hallucinogenic tale of Merlin, the shadowy figure of Arthurian legends and post-Roman history.

Myrddin Emrys, later to become known as Merlin, is the bastard son of the daughter of the King of South Wales by an man whom the daughter refuses to name. 202 more words


Gawain and the Grinch: Two Lessons for Christmas

As a child, I was never much of a fan of the books of Dr. Seuss.  I found the illustrations rather scary and the language slightly inexplicable.  285 more words

Mudskipper Press

Merlin Revisited

It’s been five years since BBC’s Merlin was canceled.  This fall, my boyfriend and I began a re-watch. While the formulaic nature of the episodes began to corrode the show’s logic in later seasons, we were both moved by the magic of… 1,447 more words

December Loot

Another library book fair and even though the weather was bad, there were still a good number of people in attendance. Today, it snowed for the first time this year and although not severe, it was enough to slow things down. 134 more words

Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

Simon, Jane, and Barnabas Drew are on a summer trip with their parents, visiting their mysterious uncle in Trewissick, a small and ancient village, just outside the limits of Cornwall, England. 695 more words

Young Adult

Episode 36: Ken Britz


Hi All! ANNOUNCEMENT: The Book Speaks Podcast will be moving permanently from Fridays to Saturdays. I apologize for not giving notice beforehand this week. Keep coming back–lots of episodes planned! 109 more words

Indie Authors Podcast