Chapter 3

Historical Note

What follows on this page is Merlin saying that, for some reason, he cannot further the will of heaven. He can try to do magic for what would be considered “good”, but it always fails. Something about him—in him—prevents it. He can only seem to do things if the request is out of hatred, spite, jealousy, if it will hurt or destroy or kill. (You could argue that him killing a bad person is, in fact, a good thing and possibly the will of heaven, but that brings up bigger philosophical questions that are neither here nor there.)