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The Wicked Day by Mary Stewart
  

The Wicked Day

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The Wicked Day by Mary Stewart

Mordred is the son of King Arthur, bastard child of his union with his half-sister Morgause. Prophesied by Merlin to kill Arthur, Mordred is stolen away from his mother and raised in secrecy by a kind couple on an isolated Orkney island in the hopes that he will defy his fate.Mordred, known to history as a traitor and a murderer, is no villain, but a quick-witted young man, with hopes and dreams of his own. But try as he might, Mordred cannot escape Merlin's prophecy.For his mother, Morgause, has plans of her own. She tracks her son down and takes him back, then feeds the flames of Mordred's ambition, setting into motion a chain of events that will go down in history - and legend - as father and son are finally forced to confront each other one last time: on the wicked day of destiny, when Arthur's final battle will be fought.Mary Stewart's stunning Arthurian Saga began with The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills, The Last Enchantment and The Wicked Day. It concludes with The Prince & the Pilgrim.

Reviews

Anyone fascinated by that magical, mythical world of Arthurian legend will be hooked from the first paragraph. Good Housekeeping The old magic never fails. Sunday Telegraph Magical The Times Highly enjoyable ... a provocative recast legend. New York Times Book Review Colourful and entertaining ... Mary Stewart is as skilled as ever in weaving myth and history into a single thread of credible fiction Publishers Weekly


About the Author

Mary Stewart was one of the 20th century's bestselling and best-loved novelists. She was born in Sunderland, County Durham in 1916, but lived for most of her life in Scotland, a source of much inspiration for her writing. Her first novel, Madam, Will You Talk? was published in 1955 and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. In 1971 she was awarded the International PEN Association's Frederick Niven Prize for The Crystal Cave, and in 1974 the Scottish Arts Council Award for one of her children's books, Ludo and the Star Horse. She was married to the Scottish geologist Frederick Stewart, and died in 2014.

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Publication date

2nd February 2012

Author

Mary Stewart

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
544 pages

Categories

Historical fiction
Myth & legend told as fiction

ISBN

9781444737547

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