Welcome to fifth-century Britain: the Romans have left, the Saxons have invaded, the towns are decaying and the countryside dangerous.
A young leader has forged a reputation as both a warrior and a diplomat and supreme power is within his grasp.
But Camelot does not exist; chivalry is nonexistent; betrayal and treachery are endemic.
This is not the Arthur of legend. And neither is this Arthur's story. This tale belongs to its grim narrator, Malgwyn ap Cuneglas, a man whose broken life mirrors the broken Roman roads that divide the landscape.
Once a feared warrior, he should have lost his life when he lost his swordhand on the battlefield.
But Arthur saved him, condemning Malgwyn to a half-life as a meagre scribe.
But when a young woman is murdered and Arthur's reputation is threatened, Malgwyn is tasked with solving the mystery and safeguarding the stability of Arthur's newborn realm.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 01/11/2012
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780857890078