Death of an Empire

by M.K Hume (Headline) ISBN: 978 0 7553 71471

 

Most of us have heard of the legend of Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and Merlin. It has been told many times before and yet we seem to never get enough of it. It is no different when it comes to M.K. Hume who has made her mark in presenting a different and perhaps a more exciting version of these legends.

 

In her first series she dealt with Arthur but Death of an Empire forms part of a series that looks at the life of Merlin and a part that little is known of. This alone made it an exciting read.

 

The second book in the series is set in historical Rome and explores the early years of Merlin’s life. It does not take much to realise that the author has done her research which in turn lends to the authenticity of the story. She successfully mixes the legend of Merlin with an accurate historically based novel.

 

The book can stand on its own without reference to the first in the series.

 

Michele van Eck

4/5

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