The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Good. 1970. Morrow. Book Club Edition. Stock Image.
Book #1 of Mary Stewart's famous Arthurian Saga.
Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys — or as he would later be known, Merlin — leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions. But destiny has great plans for this no-man's-son, taking him from prophesying before the High King Vortigern to the crowning of Uther Pendragon . . . and the conception of Arthur — king for once and always