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    Arthur does not want a bedwarmer, especially not this strange, gangly boy, but when his father insists, Arthur is forced to take Merlin into his bed for the winter.

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    15 Sep 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 63

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    When Merlin left for Camelot, he had been escaping more than just the fear of being discovered. For he had already been discovered by someone who would use his power against him. But after ten years of living at Arthur's side, he had nearly forgotten his tormenter. Until he appears in Camelot for a tournament.

    Suddenly everything Merlin had built begins to fall apart and he is unable to save himself. Will Arthur notice what is wrong with his servant and will he be able to help.

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    29 Aug 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 66

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    Merlin’s best weapon is taken away after saving the King’s life.

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    29 Aug 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 28

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    Merlin feels guilty over his developing relationship with Arthur. After all, he is the reason that Arthur has broken things off with Gwen. But despite Merlin's strained relationship with Gwen, he can't help but feel happy as everything he has worked for falls into place. That is, until it comes to light that Arthur has been under a love spell.

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    29 Aug 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 58

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    Cornwall coast, late eighteenth century.

    Artist Merlin Emrys is summoned to Pendragon House to paint a portrait of the owner’s son. But Arthur, about to be married off against his will, refuses to pose for it, and so Merlin is instructed to paint him in secret. Over the course of a week, he must spend time with Arthur and observe him closely enough to paint from memory. And he starts to have the oddest dreams...

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    Inspired by/a loose fusion with the film Portrait of a Lady on Fire, [2019, dir. Céline Sciamma]

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    28 Aug 2021