In this collection of two spellbinding stories, War Horse author Michael Morpurgo brings the legendary King Arthur to life. Arthur: High King of Britain: Marooned on a sandbank, the boy faces certain death. With the sea closing in, his final wish is to see heaven. Waking up in a strange bed, he sees an old man sitting by the fire. It is Arthur, the great warrior king of legend, and from his lips, the boy hears of a world of magic, evil and betrayal...The Sleeping Sword: When Bun Bendle is struck blind, he feels like he is drowning in blackness. The discovery of an ancient tomb and a strangely familiar sword will change him forever.