Book 4 of the Pendragon Cycle A magnificent epic set against the backcloth of Roman Britain and Celtic legend. Arthur is King - but darkest evil has descended upon Britain's shores. In this black time of plague and pestilence, Arthur's most trusted counsellor Myrddin - the warrior, bard, and kingmaker whom legend will name Merlin - is himself to be tested on a mystical journey through his own extraordinary past. So the noble king must stand alone against a great and terrible adversary. For only thus can he truly win immortality - and the name he will treasure above all others: Pendragon.