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First volume in an Arthurian fantasy series: followed by ARTHOR and THE PERILOUS ORDER. Preceded the US edition by over two years.
''with THE DRAGON AND THE UNICORN (1994 UK) and Arthor (1995) he began an ambitious Arthurian sequence: the first volume presents a complex cosmogony in which the unicorn - a noncorporeal creature of the sun - takes on bodily form only when caught in bondage to the Earth. The figure of Merlin gradually emerges as an avatar of a spirit or demon immemorially appalled by matter. The second volume, which focuses on ''Arthor'', is bound more explicitly to traditional Arthurian material, though Arthor himself is an unusually brutal figure. Morgeu enters the picture, and there is much adversarial magic, with Merlin opposing her. A florid quest-like urgency permeates all of the author's work; indeed, most of his protagonists are themselves driven by quest imperatives, usually the need to discover their own identities. The wide range of his work may have kept him from wide fame within the field, as may an erratic style (eloquence and bathos frequently abut within single paragraphs); there remains, however, a sense that this rich variousness will, sooner or later, become fully recognized'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia Of Fantasy).
Title: The Dragon And The Unicorn.
Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: London.: 1994.
ISBN Number: 0340517659
Grading: Page edges a little browned, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).
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