The Merlin of St. Gilles' Well by Ann Chamberlin
(Joan of Arc Tapestries, Book 1)

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For close to six hundred years, the world has been fascinated by the true story of Joan of Arc. The saga of her rise from obscurity to lead the armies of France, followed by her tragic martyrdom, has inspired many books, plays, and films.

Less well-known is the fact that Joan's astounding destiny was predicted by ancient prophecies attributed to none other than Merlin himself. Or that Joan, later canonized by the Church as a saint, may have been a practioner of an even older religion: the ancient pagan ways that predated Christianity throughout Europe.

The Merlin of St. Gilles' Well is a stunning historical fantasy, based on actual events, that casts Joan and her times in a revealing new light.

 

About Ann Chamberlin

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Ann Chamberlin is the author of such acclaimed historical novels "Sofia," "The Sultan's Daughter, "and "The Reign of the Favored Women,"" The Merlin of St. Gilles' Well "is her first fantasy. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
Published September 1, 1999 by Tor Books. 320 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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That boy dies, but, in liberating his spirit, the crippled sorcerer priest Père Yann, who was raised with de Rais in Chamberlin’s The Merlin of St. Gille’s Well (1999), learns the identity of the young girl La Pucelle, the fabled figure who will unite France and get rid of the English usurpers (k...

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A rich weaving of fantastic elements with accurate historical detail and imaginative reinterpretation, this series launch covers the years 1404-1415. Yann, a Breton merchant's three-year-old son prone

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