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The Book of Merlyn is the posthumously published fifth book in T. H. White's retelling of Arthurian Legend. Written in the 1940s, it remained unpublished due to wartime paper shortage and was not included in the 1958 composite edition of The Once and Future King. The manuscript was finally published in 1977.Chronologically, it is set within the fourth book: On the eve of the Final Battle between King Arthur and Mordred, King Arthur is once more taken by Merlyn to contemplate various things.
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