The Dark Ages: a time of chaos and bloodshed. The Roman
legions have long deserted the isles and the despotic Uther Pendragon, high king
of Celtic Britain, is nearing death. As the tyrant falters, his kingdom is
being torn apart by the minor kings who jostle for his throne. But only one man
can bring the Celts together as a nation and restore peace—King Arthur.
We meet Arthur first as a shy, subservient twelve-year-old
living in the home of Lord Ector, who took in the boy when he was a babe to
protect him from murderous kin. One day, three influential men arrive at
Ector’s villa and arrange for Arthur to be taught the skills of the warrior:
blade and shield, horse and fire, pain and bravery.
When they return years later, the country is in desperate
straits, for the great cities of the east are falling to the menace of the
In spite of Uther, Arthur becomes a war chieftain and wins
many battles to earn him the trust of his Celtic warriors and prove that he
alone can unite the tribes. But if he is to fulfill his destiny and become the high
king, Arthur must find Uther’s crown and sword.
The future of Britain is at stake.
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