The Wicked Day
First UK edition
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|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.
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.
The novel covers the time after Merlin's self-imposed exile and stretches to the deaths of Mordred and Arthur.
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