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 by way of his personal hand.
In England, a depressing situation conceived via the power-hungry leading Minister, Thomas Waring, is ready to be discovered: the full 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 regularly believed himself to be--he is Arthur, the mythical King of summer time, reborn. however the highway to England's salvation is rocky and hazardous, with strong 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 lower back from the mists of legend. And Merlin's magic isn't the merely sorcery that has survived the centuries.
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Avalon: The Return of King Arthur by Stephen R. Lawhead