Merlin's Wood

Merlin's Wood; or, The Vision of Magic is a short novel written by Robert Holdstock and was first published in the UK in 1994. The novel is considered part of the Mythago Wood cycle, but takes place in Brittany, France instead of Herefordshire, England. The work has all new characters and focuses on the mythical birthplace and burial site of Merlin, the magical wood Brocéliande. Brocéliande is a smaller version of Ryhope wood where British myth predominates.

In addition to the short novel, Merlin's Wood, the 1994 edition features two tales, Earth and Stone and The Silvering. The 2009 edition contains the tales Scarrowfell, Thorn, Earth and Stone, and the novella The Bone Forest.

Read more about Merlin's Wood:  Conception, Novel Plot Summary, Short Story Plot Summaries, Critical Commentary, Books in The Mythago Cycle, References

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Famous quotes containing the words wood and/or merlin:

    My mother said that I never should
    Play with the gypsies in the wood,
    —Unknown. Gypsies in the Wood (l. 1–2)

    Of Merlin wise I learned a song,—
    Sing it low, or sing it loud,
    It is mightier than the strong,
    And punishes the proud.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)