By Stephen R. Lawhead
It has been fortold: within the hour of Britain's maximum want, King Arthur will go back to rescue his people.
In Portugal, the reprobate King Edward the 9th has died through his personal hand.
In England, a depressing situation conceived by means of the power-hungry best Minister, Thomas Waring, is ready to be learned: the entire destruction of the British monarchy within the twenty-first century.
And within the Scottish Highlands, a paranormal 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 consistently believed himself to be--he is Arthur, the mythical King of summer season, reborn. however the highway to England's salvation is rocky and unsafe, with strong ready to ambush: Waring and his ruthless political machine...and the brokers of an old, way more powerful evil. For Arthur isn't the just one who has back from the mists of legend. And Merlin's magic isn't the in basic terms sorcery that has survived the centuries.
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Raising the crook in his hand, Embries made a swirling gesture in the air. The wind answered the motion with a gust which fluttered the flames and sent smoke billowing over them both. James smelled it—and was once more a soldier, standing on a hilltop with smoke in his nostrils and a weapon clutched tightly in his hand. 28 / Stephen R. ” Embries spat. James stared in dread fascination at the transformed visage before him. In it, he saw the same primitive wildness he had seen once or twice in the faces of the Afghan rebels he had captured and interrogated.
His voice had lost none of its bitter edge. ” Embries turned and began walking away down the hill, leaving James staring after him. “Look, let’s walk back to the road together,” James called. “You can’t go wandering around out here at night—it’s dangerous. You could fall and break your neck or something, and—” He closed his mouth. He was talking to himself. Embries had already disappeared. James legged it back to the highway and found his vehicle as he had left it. The plum-colored Range Rover was gone, however, and there were no lights to be seen on the road in either direction.
The fire still burned as brightly as before, but, try as he might, he could not make out any movement around the perimeter of the blaze. He moved on, descending quickly to the valley floor, jumping the stream at the bottom, and starting up the long slope of the next hill. It was a good steady climb, and he soon warmed to the exercise; his breath came in gasps that sent puffs of steam rolling on the cold air, and sweat beaded on his forehead to drip down the side of his face. After a day spent in a lengthy, largely pointless meeting with his solicitor in town, it felt good to exert himself a little.
Avalon: The Return of King Arthur by Stephen R. Lawhead