The Last Enchantment (Merlin Trilogy, 3rd book) by Lady Mary Stewart (Book 1 -The Crystal Cave, Book 2 -The Hollow Hills) Recommended by many as the most engaging books ever written in the genre of Aurthurian Lore. 5 stars
My favorite version of Arthurian legend (Yes, even more than Mists of Avalon) The Merlin Trilogy, by Mary Stewart. The Arthurian legend is one of the most enduring and powerful of myths, and Mary Stewart's classic The Merlin Trilogy is one of its most beloved and acclaimed retellings. In prose that is as vividly, achingly real as it is poetic, the New York Times bestselling author brings to life the man behind the myth: Myrddin Emrys ... Merlinus Ambrosius ... Merlin.