By Stephen R. Lawhead
Publication 2 of the Pendragon cycle a powerful epic set opposed to the backcloth of Roman Britain and Celtic legend. this is often Merlin's tale, the tale of the Island of the effective - of warring battlechiefs and bloody Saecsen invaders, of the hidden Hill folks, and the waning strength of Rome. Merlin: revered, feared, and hated via many, he was once to have a better future. It used to be he who was once to organize the way in which for the momentous occasion that will unite the Island of the strong - the arriving of a king, Arthur Pendragon, who will herald the dominion of summer season.
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In one minute’s silence, you can imagine the Anzacs strengthening their front lines as if to fight through every hour of every day of the bitter Turkish winter… yet in secret they were preparing to leave the cliffs and beaches of Gallipoli seven days before Christmas in 1915. But can you imagine, in one minute’s silence, as the Turkish fighters looked down from the cliffs… that the Anzacs were binding their boots in cloth, leaving presents and notes, and rifles rigged to fire, and about to make their way down to the sea and the waiting ships.