At the dawn of his reign, a young king must prove his greatness . . . or forfeit a realm.
Arthur is King — but darkest evil has descended upon Britain's shores in many guises. Fragile alliances fray and tear, threatening all the noble liege has won with his wisdom and his blood.
In this black time of plague and pestilence, Arthur's most trusted counselor 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 Arthur 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.