|Plot Summary of The Last Enchantment - Arthurian Saga 3|
The final book in Mary Stewart's "Merlin Trilogy," this details Merlin's affair with Niniane/Nimue, his loss of power to her, and Morgause's Revenge. With Merlin gone, Arthur must learn to trust his own judgement.
This synopsis report prepared by Shade
Again Mary Stewart makes the magical legend of King Arthur come alive and make Merlin's life a human one. Arthur was tricked by Morgause into a night of passion before he realized it was incest. Morgause then tricks King Lot into a marriage and pretends the child came early. She and Lot had been lovers before Arthur. Lot is angry over the deception and has the child killed and other babies nearby similar to King Herrod in the Bible. However Morguese had the real child safely hidden away. Merlin agonizes over these deaths and goes secretly to see if he can find the real child. He is unsuccessful.
Then Arthur needs Merlin for other deeds such as making sure his other half-sister, Morgain is married and blessing his own marriage to Guenivere. Merlin is given a drug at Morgan's marriage and loses much strength. The curse apparently has begun its work.
This synopsis report prepared by Lindalee Stuckey
|Chapter Analysis of The Last Enchantment - Arthurian Saga 3|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- King Arthur
- falling in love with the enemy
Political power play
- saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow
Mental/magical powers focus
- magical powers (general)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
If magical mental powers:
- fire/lightning/weather cntrl
- can see into the future
- can cast many different spells
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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