The Book of Merlyn
"... a personal as well as historical story that crisscrosses the centuries on the question of war and peace." – New York Times
This magical account of King Arthur's last night on earth spent weeks on theNew York Times best-seller list following its publication in 1977. Even in addressing the profound issues of war and peace, The Book of Merlyn retains the life and sparkle for which White is known. The tale brings Arthur full circle, an ending, White wrote, that "will turn my completed epic into a perfect fruit, 'rounded off and bright and done.'"
Terence Hanbury White (1906–1964) was an English author best known for his sequence of Arthurian novels, The Once and Future King, first published together in 1958.
The Once and Future King consists of five primary books, and includes one additional book that complement the series but is not considered mandatory reads. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.