Author(s): Mary Stewart
From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Merlin trilogy comes this startling reappraisal of the last days of Camelot and the story of King Arthur's bastard son Mordred. Far from being the scourge of Arthur, his bastard son Mordred actually strives to resist Merlin's prophecy of doom. But he is thwarted by the schemes of his sorceress mother, Queen Morgause, who has brought him up to be her revenge incarnate, and by misunderstandings beyond his control. Prophecy triumphs, and the confrontation that is as fatal as it is inevitable is played out against the darkened walls of the city of Camelot.
'Anyone fascinated by that magical, mythical world of Arthurian legend will be hooked from the first paragraph.' -- Good Housekeeping 'The old magic never fails.' -- Sunday Telegraph 'Magical' -- The Times 'Highly enjoyable ... a provocative recast legend.' -- New York Times Book Review 'Colourful and entertaining ... Mary Stewart is as skilled as ever in weaving myth and history into a single thread of credible fiction' -- Publishers Weekly
Mary Stewart is one of our most successful novelists. Her first novel, MADAM WILL YOU TALK, was published in 1955. It was an immediate success and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. All her novels have been bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic. She was made a Doctor of Literature by Durham University in 2009.