"I will weep no more for the lost, asleep in their watery graves. The voices of the departed speak; Tell our story, they say, it is worthy to be told. And so I take my pen and write..."
Thus begins the tragedy of Atlantis, extinguished forever in a hideous paroxysm of earth and sea. Out of the holocaust, three crippled ships emerge to bear King Avallach and his duaghter Charis to the cloud-bound Isle of Glass.
Here is another world, where Celtic chieftans struggle for survival in the twilight of Rome's power, where the enchanting beauty of Princess Charis kindles a love that links two kingdoms. One heroic figure towers over all, the Prince Taliesin, in whom the sum of human greatness emerges - grandeur and grace, meekness and majesty, beauty and truth. This is a tale that spans two worlds, a vision that sings in the heart, and a love that spawns the miracle of Merlin... Arthur... and a destiny that is more than a kingdom.
Strikingly original, beautifully haunting, filled with the intermingled joy and sorrow that so characterize Celtic life, Taliesin brilliantly begins one of the best-loved sagas in Western literature.