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Taliesin It was a time of legend when the last shadows of the mighty Roman conqueror faded from the captured Isle of Britain While across a vast sea bloody war shattered a peace that had flourished for two t

  • Title: Taliesin
  • Author: Stephen R. Lawhead
  • ISBN: 9780380706136
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Paperback
  • It was a time of legend, when the last shadows of the mighty Roman conqueror faded from the captured Isle of Britain While across a vast sea, bloody war shattered a peace that had flourished for two thousand years in the doomed kingdom of Atlantis.Taliesin is the remarkable adventure of Charis, the Atlantean princess who escaped the terrible devastation of her homeland, aIt was a time of legend, when the last shadows of the mighty Roman conqueror faded from the captured Isle of Britain While across a vast sea, bloody war shattered a peace that had flourished for two thousand years in the doomed kingdom of Atlantis.Taliesin is the remarkable adventure of Charis, the Atlantean princess who escaped the terrible devastation of her homeland, and of the fabled seer and druid prince Taliesin, singer at the dawn of the age It is the story of an incomparable love that joined two worlds amid the fires of chaos, and spawned the miracles of Merlind Arthur the king.

    Frank Lloyd Wright s Taliesin Wisconsin Attraction Taliesin Preservation s mission is to preserve the cultural, built and natural environments that comprise the Taliesin property and to conduct public educational and cultural programming that provides a greater understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright s architecture and ideas. Taliesin Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Taliesin is the home, studio, school, and acre agricultural estate of Frank Lloyd Wright Wright built Taliesin on his favorite boyhood hill in the Wisconsin River valley homesteaded by his Welsh grandparents and named it Taliesin in honor of the Welsh bard whose name means Shining Brow. Taliesin Taliesin fl th century AD t l i s n Welsh pronunciation tal j s n was an early Brythonic poet of Sub Roman Britain whose work has possibly survived in a Middle Welsh manuscript, the Book of Taliesin.Taliesin was a renowned bard who is believed to have sung at the courts of at least three Brythonic kings. Ifor Williams identified eleven of the medieval poems Taliesin Evitel Do Games YouTube Hello internet, we are Taliesin and Evitel We live together, we play videogames together Mostly World of Warcraft but other things too. Taliesin Welsh poet Britannica Taliesin Taliesin, one of five poets renowned among the Welsh in the latter part of the th century, according to the Historia Brittonum c The Book of Taliesin, the oldest surviving copy of his works written about years after his time , attributes to him a variety of poems, some on religious Taliesin Spring Green Wright in Wisconsin Taliesin, the home, studio and country estate of Frank Lloyd Wright, is located in the hilly Driftless Region of southwestern Wisconsin near Spring Green It is the name of Wright s house as well as the acre estate that includes buildings from all decades of Wright s career. Taliesin studio Taliesin t l i s n , sometimes known as Taliesin East, Taliesin Spring Green, or Taliesin North after , was the estate of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.Located . miles . km south of the village of Spring Green, Wisconsin, United States, the acre ha property was developed on land that originally belonged to Wright s maternal family. SOAT The School of Architecture at Taliesin The School of Architecture at Taliesin builds architects of the future by offering comprehensive study towards a professional Master of Architecture M.Arch degree. Taliesin West Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Taliesin West is a National Historic Landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, AZ It is also the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the School of Architecture at Taliesin. Welcome taliesinartscentre Welcome Four Oscar nominated films can be seen at Taliesin over the coming weeks Four others were screened over recent months If you want to see the best in cinema, then perhaps Taliesin is

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        Stephen R Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction His works include Byzantium, Patrick, and the series The Pendragon Cycle, The Celtic Crusades, and The Song of Albion.Also see his fanpage at Myspace myspace stephenlawheadStephen was born in 1950, in Nebraska in the USA Most of his early life was spent in America where he earned a university degree in Fine Arts and attended theological college for two years His first professional writing was done at Campus Life magazine in Chicago, where he was an editor and staff writer During his five years at Campus Life he wrote hundreds of articles and several non fiction books.After a brief foray into the music business as president of his own record company he began full time freelance writing in 1981 He moved to England in order to research Celtic legend and history His first novel, In the Hall of the Dragon King, became the first in a series of three books The Dragon King Trilogy and was followed by the two volume Empyrion saga, Dream Thief and then the Pendragon Cycle, now in five volumes Taliesin, Merlin, Arthur, Pendragon, and Grail This was followed by the award winning Song of Albion series which consists of The Paradise War, The Silver Hand, and The Endless Knot.He has written nine children s books, many of them originally offered to his two sons, Drake and Ross He is married to Alice Slaikeu Lawhead, also a writer, with whom he has collaborated on some books and articles They make their home in Oxford, England.Stephen s non fiction, fiction and children s titles have been published in twenty one foreign languages All of his novels have remained continuously in print in the United States and Britain since they were first published He has won numereous industry awards for his novels and children s books, and in 2003 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by the University of Nebraskaso write under the name Steve Lawhead


    1. Of all of the great books I've read around the King Arthur legend, this is my favorite. It is acutally about Merlin's parents, and involves the lost city of Atlantis and it is a beautiful but sad love story. At least that is what I feel when I remember the book; it has been years since I read it. [time passes:] I just looked it up to see if it is still in print, which it is. And what's more interesting is that the description on talks of a message and symbolism in the story akin to C.S. Lewis. [...]

    2. While the above description of this book reads like it was a publisher's book-jacket blurb (and it probably was!), the basic description of the premise of this series opener is correct --and aside from its overwrought language, the implied assessment isn't far off the mark, either, as my rating shows. (If I could give half stars, I'd probably have added one.)That isn't to say that there aren't eye-rolling flaws here. Atlantis, according to Plato (who apparently created the legend out of whole c [...]

    3. This five-book series is entitled The Pendragon Cycle, and I will review them all here. I have now taken and taught classes on King Arthur, and this stands as my favorite treatment of the legend. Lawhead is one of my favorite authors anyway, and he does his homework. His writing reflects the oddity of the many Arthurian source texts - Merlin is always problematic, the hugely variable character of Arthur, Guinevere's choices and actions,etc.Considering if Arthur existed he likely lived around 400 [...]

    4. Lawhead's Pendragon cycle gets off to a rocky start with Taliesin. Perhaps it's that I set the bar too high, expecting great things from such a renowned author, or perhaps it's that I'm reading the cycle for my dissertation and hence got overly critical, but either way, the book suffers from poor writing, poor plotting, and a few major historical inaccuracies that ruined it for me.The writing: passive voice abounds. The dialogue is stilted. The characters are two-dimensional and hardly have any [...]

    5. This is my first review here so I thought I would start with one that has meant the most to me. I was blown away from the very start. Stephen Lawhead writes with such a passion for his characters in this book frankly I was surprised. He has taken something that is so familiar and, judging by the many other adaptaions of the Arthurian legend, breathed wonderful new life into it. Taliesin is the seldom told story of the Druid singer Taliesin. Forebear of Merlin who later became teacher, advisor an [...]

    6. Reading Porius reminded me how much I liked this book when I was 12 or 13 and got it from a little bookshop in North Wales. I figure if it stayed with me this long, it must be worth 4 stars at least.

    7. Two stars is a bit harsh for this book, as Lawhead deftly weaves together two separate storylines for much of the book. Charis, our female protagonist in Atlantis, lives some interesting family drama. Meanwhile, Taliesin, our male counterpart, is growing up in Britain as a wunderkind with destiny written all over him. As the cover so coyly tells us, there is a love story coming, and we the readers are left with a surprising amount of tension as we are attempting to figure out how, exactly, these [...]

    8. Begin your Lawhead reading here. In my humble opinion this is Lawhead's best, least cyclical work of the Pendragon series. From reading the other reviews you probably have a plot summary of what's going on. Thus, I won't bore you with themE GOOD ASPECTS OF THE BOOK (and the first few books in the series)Since no one rightly knows what, if anything, happened to the City of Atlantis, mankind is free to speculate and write fiction about it. The author is to be commended for his retelling of the Chr [...]

    9. Epic historical fantasy series opener! I loved seeing Arthurian legend begin to come together with Merlin's parents - Charis, a princess of Atlantis who just managed to escape the devastation, and Taliesin, a druid Prince and talented seer. If you're interested in Arthurian legend, you have to try this novel. Now, I need to get my hands on the sequel!

    10. Rating: 2* of fiveThe Publisher Says: It was a time of legend, when the last shadows of the mighty Roman conqueror faded from the captured Isle of Britain. While across a vast sea, bloody war shattered a peace that had flourished for two thousand years in the doomed kingdom of Atlantis.Taliesin is the remarkable adventure of Charis, the Atlantean princess who escaped the terrible devastation of her homeland, and of the fabled seer and druid prince Taliesin, singer at the dawn of the age. It is t [...]

    11. I wish I liked this book more than I did. I should have liked it, it has a lot of stuff I like in it.But it just seemed to go on and on about things that werent pertinent, and then just gloss over things that it seemed should have got more attention.In the end, I didnt care enough when main characters died, because I really wasnt understanding their purpose in this world.I did like the writing, and I get that this novel is mostly just set up for the rest of the series, but i really wanted to car [...]

    12. I'll come back to this at a later date. It just was not clicking for me this time, I didn't hit the 100-page mark before I put it down, and I've been trying to read it for nearly a month nowEVER. I didn't know (until reading a friend's review just now) that this is actually a Merlin origin story. So I went into this knowing it involved Celtic mythology in some form but otherwise completely blind. And the inclusion of Atlantis just REALLY threw me. So it was off to a shaky start anyway. But now t [...]

    13. I have begun a game with myself where I go to the library and pick books from the free shelf, you know books with "those" dust jackets, the ones you would normally never read because of the cover and because of the synopsis written on the inside by some bored reviewer that doesn't do the book justice. I am discovering small gems on the free shelf and so it is with "Taliesin"."I will weep no more for the lost, asleep in their water graves" is how the book begins. Stephen R. Lawhead has managed to [...]

    14. This was quite an engaging read. I love how Atlantis is worked into the early beginnings of a King Arthur tale. Can't wait to see how the story continues with the next book: Merlin!

    15. This was an amazing book! It had a great combination of fantasy, adventure, tragedy and romance. I found the style of writing engaging and the plot was great. I really enjoyed it - one of the best books I've ever read!

    16. One of the best adaptions of the Aurthorian legend (this is the first step in said legend).And believe me I'm sick to death of all the adaptions. Enough already King Arthur is a great character but let him rest. Still this is a good series of books.

    17. Originally posted at: jawasreadtoo.wordpress/201Charis is an Atlantean Princess living in a seaside paradise, but too young to understand that Atlantis is on the brink of war. When her family is betrayed and her mother killed, Avallach takes his daughter and their remaining servants into the safety of their stone walled home. Or at least he tries to. Charis is too overwrought with the guilt he places on her over the loss of her mother and joins a religious band of performers, the bull dancers, w [...]

    18. I really like Arthurian legends. And this one was supposed to be a good one. In some ways it was, and in other ways I did not enjoy the book at all.This goes way back in the Arthurian legends to tell the tale of Merlin's parents. The beautiful strong Charis of Atlantis. And Taliesin, the enchanting druid bard who is son of a king. The book divides its time between the two and their families, telling of their early years. For Charis, this is the start of a war for her nation, her time spent as a [...]

    19. This book is about two characters. I loved one of them. Unfortunately, I didn't have much use for the other.Lawhead's prose is never brilliant, but sometimes in simplicity he finds a certain elegance nonetheless, particularly when dealing with characters. Call me a sucker for a tough girl, but I adored the character of Charis. I loved her as a child, I loved her even more as an adult. I loved her as a brash, dangerous, wounded person, living on the edge and excelling. It's all very romanticized [...]

    20. Wow. Just wow. I don't think there's much more I can say. It was an amazing read. Best ever Arthurian retelling.There is so much to love about Taliesin starting with the names. They're all so pretty and lilting and beautiful, and I wish people had names like that nowdays.Every single one of the characters is real and so 3-D. Charis and Taliesin, and all the rest were real and I completely lived the story through their experience. The struggles and thoughts they had were all so believable and rel [...]

    21. Ich bin so happy, dass ich für dieses Buch immer noch 5 von Herzen kommende Sterne vergeben kann.Das ist ja längst nicht mit allen Büchern aus meiner Jugendzeit so. Aber Taliesin hat mich wieder gepackt und immer noch meine liebste Merlin-Artus-Saga.Den Twist, Atlantis mit in die Geschichte zu packen, finde ich genial und ist überaus geschickt gemacht.Die Charakter haben Tiefe, Ecken und Kanten. Insbesondere Charis, die weibliche Protagonistin macht eine immense Entwicklung durch. Am Anfang [...]

    22. What an astoundingly good epic read. As a prospective writer I found this book amazing for resting and relaxing as well as a how to guide of how to write time lapses, logically and coherently in about 50 different ways. The characters show real growth and in such an epic read it is a continual growth process not a onetime thing. This is really one of the best ever epic fantasy books I have read in a very long list of books in this genre, I will most assuredly recommend this to all fantasy genre [...]

    23. In the last year I had seen this book referenced a couple of times regarding the superversive literary movement. I totally enjoyed this as a blending of the myth of Atlantis and King Arthurs Court. Just brilliantly done. I also liked how the story of the historical Taliesin was used to blend these stories giving it a historical fantasy flavor. Plus as any good historical look at the King Arthur story, Christianity should not be left out and it is part of the story here.

    24. This book tells simultaneously the story of the fall of Atlantis, the subsequent travel of Princess Charis and her family to Ynys Prydein (Britain), and the discovery and training of Taliesin as a druid-bard. The two eventually meet, marry, and Myrddin (Merlin) is born, just weeks before a tragedy brought about by Charis' jealous half-sister, Morgian.

    25. Okay, a series on King Arthur opens in Atlantis? Atlantis! It's kind of downhill from there.It was well done, and a fun read, but I expected better from Lawhead.

    26. Ja fa gairebé 9 anys que havia llegit aquest llibre, però en recordava poc. Quan em vaig decidir a re-emprendre la saga, vaig decidir tornar-lo a llegir, i no me n'he penedit. D'una banda, perquè recordava poca cosa i no hagués entès res si hagués agafat Merlí directament. I, de l'altra, perquè m'ha agradat molt :-)Recordava una mica la història de la Charis, però no gaire. Recordava la seva etapa com a ballarina, i sobretot recordava la destrucció de l'Atlàntida. No triga gaire, per [...]

    27. I was anxious to read this when I heard Peter Enns (a contemporary theologian) cite the Pendragon Cycle as having made a strong impression on him. After two pages the writing seemed solid enough. But after two chapters it somehow didn't translate into a gripping narrative. A lot of scale running with no real movement. I was never able to situate comfortably into whatever tale Lawhead was trying to tell me. His efforts at building suspense were completely lost on me and I never once developed an [...]

    28. this book really captured my attention for the first 50 pages, but then it dawned on me in slow, painstaking, painful, redundant, multitudinously modified and slow-moving and redundant horror that this book is booooringrts of lawhead's story are fascinating. having never read atlantean or arthurian legends, i started out enthralled and eager to dive deeper into these myths. however, prose which is both overwritten and often shallowly phrased evaporates the life from the tale. trading off between [...]

    29. Recommended and given to me by a friend, I can't believe it sat on my shelf for almost 20 years before I picked it up to read! Once started, I could hardly put it down. It has been a long time since I have been so enthralled by a story that I could hardly wait until the next opportunity to sit and continue reading. I am starting 'Merlin' today!A masterful integration of history, mythology, and story-telling, Lawhead creates a poignant retelling of a very old tale, creating a new vision of the da [...]

    30. This ambitious series is a retelling of the King Arthur legend (one of my all time favorites!) from the very beginning. As in, the book opens with Merlin's great-grandfather.The story switches between a princess of Atlantis, Charis, and Taliesin, the druid son of a Briton chief. The timelines are difficult to discern. The previously mentioned great-grandfather is on the page at the same time as Charis, who appears to be a teenager. Only later is is (sort of) clarified that she is a child, but th [...]

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