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A Walk in Wolf Woods
A boy and a girl are on a picnic with their parents when they see a sobbing man hurry past them, into the forest. Fearing something is wrong, the kind hearted children follow the man only to end up back in time and learn that he is under a spell cast by an evil wizard intent on taking over the kingdom, a spell which has turned the man into a werewolf. This is very historicly accurate, and a fun read....
Nine Coaches Waiting
Linda Martin, a young English orphan fresh out of school was strangly enough asked to go to France, to be an English teacher for a young nine year old boy. After arriving at the large estate, she finds the boy is also an orphan. Being only nine, his uncle and aunt are caring for him, as well as the estate until he comes of age. Linda finds the boy pale, and unhappy. He seems to be frightened of his uncle, and he doesn't seem close to his aunt. ...
Stormy Petrel
Rose Fenemore, a young English tutor at Haworth College in Cambridge, has a secret: she writes very popular science fiction novels, under the name of Hugh Templar. Wanting a quiet and remote place to work on her book, she arranges to spend her summer vacation on a sparsely inhabited island west of Scotland in the company of her brother Crispin, an avid (though amateur) wildlife photographer. When his arrival is delayed by a train accident, Rose resigns h...
The Crystal Cave
In “The Crystal Cave,” author Mary Stewart gives us a new look at two of the most famous characters in literary history: Merlin and King Arthur. Here, the author concentrates on the character of Merlin, from his early youth. She presents us with a character that is less fantastical and magical and concentrates on making him all the more human. She succeeds exceptionally well. We meet Arthur actually only briefly, as Stewart prepares us for her popu...

Stewart booklist

The Crystal Cave - Arthurian Saga 1
The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart, the first of a series, is about Merlin the Wizard's childhood and a little after that. Merlin is born in Maridunum, Britain. His mother is the daughter of the king of part of Wales. No one knows where or who his father is, except for Merlin's mother, who won't tell anyone. Merlin's grandfather is allied with the High King of Greater Britain. In the story Merlin runs from his home in fear of being killed by his uncle and ...
The Hollow Hills - Arthurian Saga 2
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....
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....
The Moonspinners
A young British woman, vacationing on a Greek island, stumbles upon a mystery. She helps a man who has been wounded as he searches for his kidnapped brother. ...
The Wicked Day - Arthurian Saga 4
Mordred, the doomed son of King Arthur tries to fight the impending death of his father. Merlin has fortold that the birth of Mordred will be the death of Arthur. Mordred is raised by fisherfolk and when he is a boy, he is brought to the house of his mother, Queen Morgause. He eventually goes to Camalot and becomes one of Arthur's most trusted advisors. ...
Touch Not the Cat
Bryony's father has died in a mysterious car crash and the mystery deepens with his dying words which refer to a "cat" in connection with the moated house which is their home and now taken over by her twin cousins. All her life, Bryony has "spoken" to a secret "friend" who she now considers her "lover", although she doesn't know who he actually is. There is a history of this special "talking" in the family and this is skillfully woven into the story ...

Mary Stewart list of books

Wildfire at Midnight
When a young woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown takes a vacation on the Isle of Skye, she soon realizes that her visit will not be as restful as it should be for two reasns: there is a murderer on the lose, killing young women in a ritual manner; and her ex husband is there. Features a horrifyingly exciting chase through a foggy bog, and a great plot twist....


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