Books The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart Paperback, 494 pages, Harpercollins, List Price: $14.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Crystal CaveAuthorMary Stewart Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Stewart's first chapter in her five-volume take on the Arthurian legend is told from the point of view of young Merlin, who reluctantly engineers the birth of Arthur. Also by Mary Stewart Nine Coaches Waiting Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Crystal Cave Summer Books 2011 Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books August 11, 2011 More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. Explore the winners of NPR's Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey — an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles.