|Plot Summary of 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 popular Merlin-Arthur Trilogy. Nevertheless, this first of the three books offers us a grand insight into Merlin and is absorbing in its own right.
This synopsis report prepared by Bill Hobbs
|Chapter Analysis of The Crystal Cave|
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Time/era of story
- distant past/middle ages
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can read emotions
- can see into the future
- can cast many different spells
- is very quick
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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