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Gwyn Raven

Book #62 -- Ian McDowell, Merlin's Gift, 251 pages.

The logical conclusion to the story that began with Mordred's Curse. This novel boasts both the best first line in a novel I've ever seen as well as the second-best descriptive passage. It is an incredible look at the fall of Camelot from a very different perspective than usual, and, despite the tragedy of events, it ends well - or, satisfactorily, I should say. A huge thank you to yendi to bringing these books to my attention as I would have missed out on a wonderful story otherwise.

Progress toward goals: 358/365 = 98.1%

Books: 62/75 = 82.7%

Pages: 17885/20000 = 89.4%

2010 Book List

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Tags: fantasy, fiction, historical fiction, myth and legend

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