My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing.
This is a re-read from high school for me. Mary Stewart's writing definitely stands the test of time. Anyone who likes Fantasy, Legends or Arthurian literature really is missing something if they don't read this.
I'm going to be careful to avoid spoilers in any updates I do because it's a buddy read and people are reading at different paces.
One thing I will say is that as far as I know, it's the only book that goes into Merlin's childhood and how he came into the magic that defines him. If anyone knows of another, please do tell me!