The Hollow Hills - Arthurian Saga 2 Book Summary and Study Guide

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The second book in Mary Stewart's "Merlin Trilogy," this first person narrative focuses on Merlin trying to protect and teach the young Arthur without the boy realizing who he is, or anybody else realizing who the boy is, either. People are looking for the boy... both to ensure his safety, as well as to eliminate him as a threat to the throne. Although this book is told from Merlin's perspective, it is as much about Arthur as it is about him.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   King Arthur Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   ruler    -   great warrior    -   an adult (general) Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   mage/magician Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl    -   mind reading    -   can see into the future    -   can cast many different spells    -   can read emotions    -   healing


Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Forests Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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