By Stephen R. Lawhead
At the sunrise of his reign, a tender king confronts his destiny—and needs to end up his greatness . . . or lose a realm
Arthur is King—but treachery runs rampant during the beleaguered Isle of the strong. Darkest evil descends upon Britain’s shorelines in lots of guises. Fragile alliances fray and tear, threatening all of the noble liege has gained along with his knowledge and his blood. His so much depended on counselor—the warrior, bard and kingmaker whom legend will identify Merlin—is himself to be proven on a paranormal trip again via his personal awesome previous. So in a black time of plague and pestilence, it's Arthur who needs to stand on my own opposed to a very good and poor adversary. for under this manner can he actually win immortality—and the identify to treasure specially others:
“Though Lawhead brilliantly creates an genuine and shiny Arthurian Britain, he by no means forsakes the experience of ask yourself that has graced the legend in the course of the ages.”—Publishers Weekly
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Uflwys stood and paced fretfully sooner than the fireplace. “Yes,” he acknowledged whilst I had entire, “I am yes what you assert is correct, for it explains a lot. Morcant has without doubt taken pains to maintain this from me, yet not. ” He became abruptly in the direction of the door. “Come, we'll confront the king with this foul sin. i can't sleep until eventually i've got laid the crime at his toes. He mustn't ever imagine the church will stay detached to this outrage. ” 6 a massive CIVITAS less than the Romans, Venta Bulgarum have been the Belgae lords’ stronghold earlier than the Legions got here; Morcant by no means permit a person omit that his line boasted lengthy and profitable cooperation with Caesar, and that the lords of the Belgae have been pleased with their earlier. notwithstanding the discussion board and basilica have been claimed for personal use, King Morcant maintained them worthily. certainly, for all his speak of england, he nonetheless styled himself a provincial governor. The doorways have been close and bolted for the evening, yet Morcant got us. Bishop Uflwys used to be too enforcing a determine in Caer Uintan to regard calmly, or disgracefully. I doubt that i'd were likewise welcomed. however, we have been carried out to a chamber hung with woven rugs at the partitions, and lit with rushlights. “It is overdue for a clergyman, is it no longer? ” Morcant requested, smiling as though receiving the bishop in the dark was once a such a lot average factor to him. “I understood a monk rose and slept with the solar. ” “As our Lord the Christ is usually approximately his company, so needs to his servants stand able to serve whilst want arises,” the bishop spoke back him, “whether day or evening. ” “And Merlin—” stated Morcant, deigning to acknowledge me ultimately. although I had dispose of my priestly apparel, i used to be nonetheless dressed humbly. “I am shocked to determine you. I had suggestion you lifeless. ” doubtless that was once his dearest wish. “Lord Morcant,” I spoke back coolly, “you can't imagine i'd depart Britain with out a note of farewell. whilst i am going, the full global will realize it. ” the reply used to be given flippantly adequate; however the phrases held an ominous forged, and so they have been obtained with awkward silence. “Well,” provided Morcant, permitting himself a sly, chuffed smile, “at least we may possibly presume to take pleasure in your presence a goodly time but. Now then, will you're taking a few wine with me? Or does your lord’s enterprise require extra sober consciousness? ” The king folded his fingers and made no circulation to summon the wine. fairly, eyeing every one folks in flip, he back to his chair and sat watching for no matter what may still ensue subsequent. Bishop Uflwys misplaced no time. “Save your refreshment,” he stated flatly. “It will be a waste to pour solid wine this night. Merlinus brings me be aware of this battle you pursue. what's the fact of it? ” Morcant stared innocently at us. Oh, he had studied his reactions rigorously. “War? ” he stated, as though uttering an unknown note. “There has to be a few errors the following. i do know not anything of any conflict. Why, we're at peace. The Saecsen devils have—” “Spare me speak of Saecsens,” snapped Uflwys. “It is being voiced within the settlements hereabouts that you've attacked King Madoc, taken a few of his lands, and killed his son.