The Warrior King has brought peace to Britain - but for how long? Following a hard-fought victory, Arthur appears to have at last won the unity of the British kingdoms. He turns his attention to face the invading Saxons, while Merlin begins a quest to uncover the sacred treasures of Britain, believing they will bring the might of the old Gods behind Arthur for one last decisive battle. But the quest soon unravels the fragile peace, as bitter rivalries come to the fore and threaten to undo Arthur's successes, while those closest to him move to betray him.
In the second book of the No. 1 bestselling Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell once again brings new life to Arthurian legend, weaving together historical fact, intense battles and the old-world magic of Merlin.