The Wicked Day

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The Wicked Day
The Wicked Day Cover.jpg
First UK edition
Author Mary Stewart
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Arthurian legend
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 350
ISBN 0-340-32237-3
OCLC 36085838
823/.914 21
LC Class PR6069.T46 W5 1996
Preceded by The Last Enchantment
Followed by The Prince and the Pilgrim

The Wicked Day is a 1983 fantasy novel by Mary Stewart. The fourth in a quintet of novels covering the Arthurian legend, it is preceded by The Last Enchantment and succeeded by The Prince and the Pilgrim.

Plot introduction[edit]

The protagonists of this story are, Mordred and his father the king, Arthur. Lost as a youth, Mordred is raised by fisherfolk until he is returned to his birth mother Morgause. The novel portrays Mordred as a pawn of fate unlike many tales which paint him as the villain of the Arthurian saga.

Plot summary[edit]

The novel covers the time after Merlin's self-imposed exile and stretches to the deaths of Mordred and Arthur.