By Stephen R. Lawhead
It has been fortold: within the hour of Britain's maximum desire, King Arthur will go back to rescue his people.
In Portugal, the reprobate King Edward the 9th has died through his personal hand.
In England, a gloomy situation conceived by way of the power-hungry major Minister, Thomas Waring, is ready to be learned: the complete destruction of the British monarchy within the twenty-first century.
And within the Scottish Highlands, a magical emissary named Mr. Embries--better referred to as ''Merlin''--informs a tender captain that he's subsequent in line to occupy the throne. For James Arthur Stuart isn't the commoner he has continually believed himself to be--he is Arthur, the mythical King of summer time, reborn. however the highway to England's salvation is rocky and unsafe, with robust ready to ambush: Waring and his ruthless political machine...and the brokers of an historic, way more powerful evil. For Arthur isn't the just one who has again from the mists of legend. And Merlin's magic isn't the in simple terms sorcery that has survived the centuries.
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He resolved to call her as soon as he got home. Crossing the Invercauld Bridge, James headed for Glen Morven and his cottage above Old Blair. He drove on, eventually coming to the scattering of farmhouses known as Alltdourie; it was just after passing the last house before entering the estate that he saw the spark of light flare from the top of a hill through the trees. His first thought was that it was just the moonlight hitting something—the windscreen of a car maybe. On second thought, he considered that highly unlikely, and so slowed down for a better look.
He stood not a dozen paces away, stock-still, as if he had materialized out of thin air or the hill itself had opened and disgorged him whole. The stranger made no move, but watched James with an 22 AVALON / 23 intense and penetrating gaze, keen eyes glinting strangely in the shimmering light of the blaze, looking for all the world like a great bird of prey—a hawk about to take to the skies. Uncertain what to do, James simply stood and let him get a good look. After a moment, the old man’s lips formed a thin, ghostly smile, and he stepped nearer.
For some reason, and against his better judgment, James believed him. Worn down, his natural resistance low from fighting the case on his own, perhaps the offer of help, from whatever quarter, seemed too good to reject out of hand. After all, he thought, what else did he have going for him? In that moment, James decided to take Embries at his word. “All right,” he agreed. 36 / Stephen R. Lawhead “Good. Now then, it would be best if you did not travel alone. You need a companion, someone you can trust.