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Merlin's Bones by Fred Saberhagen
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Merlin's Bones (1995)

by Fred Saberhagen

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Merlin wants to restore Camelot and jumps around in time trying to bring that about. It's an interesting idea for a story, but this one is disjointed. There are multiple POVs, no real protagonist, unclear motivations, convoluted sequences of cause and effect, and prose that often 'tells' the story in a distant and disinterested tone. It's not very engaging. I didn't care for it. ( )
  DLMorrese | Oct 14, 2016 |
This was an interesting take on the Arthurian legend. ( )
  marysneedle | Mar 22, 2015 |
This was a nice “not really a re-telling” of the Arthurian legend. This story is mainly about Merlin and how he wanders through time fighting to save Arthur and continue the ideals of Camelot. Saberhagen is a great storyteller, and this book doesn’t disappoint. ( )
  Homechicken | Dec 8, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812533496, Mass Market Paperback)

In post-Arthurian England, ten-year old Amby and the troupe of traveling players he belongs to are on the run from a conqueror.  He has been gifted with second-sight, and when the troupe stumbles upon an unoccupied castle he is the only one in the group who senses the power that lies within the stone building. In the near future, the Fisher King, Mordred and Morgan le Fay seek to gain control of Dr. Elaine Brusen’s hypostater, a machine capable of altering fundamental reality. 

Both Amby and Elaine are unwittingly drawn into a power struggle that spans centuries and spills into the realm of fairy and beyond.  Saberhagen reworks Arthurian legend and puts Arthur’s survival, the succession of New Camelot and Merlin’s bones on the line with an exciting blend of romance, danger and adventure.

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This large sturdy book introduces young children to wild animals. Bright, realistic scenes accompany informative, easy-to-read text designed to improve vocabulary.

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