By Stephen R. Lawhead
It has been fortold: within the hour of Britain's maximum desire, King Arthur will go back to rescue his people.
In Portugal, the reprobate King Edward the 9th has died via his personal hand.
In England, a dismal state of affairs conceived by way of the power-hungry top Minister, Thomas Waring, is set to be discovered: the complete 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 constantly believed himself to be--he is Arthur, the mythical King of summer season, reborn. however the highway to England's salvation is rocky and hazardous, 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 lower back from the mists of legend. And Merlin's magic isn't the simply sorcery that has survived the centuries.
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Then, tucking the box under his arm, he grabbed his hunting jacket from the back of the chair, turned off the coffee pot, and locked the house. He was halfway to the solicitor’s office in Braemar when he remembered that he’d meant to call Jenny. Four T he cramped, untidy offices of Gilpin and Hobbs, Solicitors, were open by the time James arrived. Malcolm Hobbs was standing behind his desk, scratching his head. “Morning, James,” he said. ” “A few interesting items for the family scrapbook. Odds and ends mostly, but no—nothing much,” James answered.
James, please. ” “Delighted,” replied Caroline Rothes. ” She led them up a curving stairway to the next floor. “If you’re anything like me,” she said, pushing open the doors, one next to the other, “you’ll be wanting to refresh yourself after a long day’s journey. Please, come down for a drink as soon you’re settled. ” AVALON / 47 The rooms were spacious and comfortable. James put his bag on the floor beside the bed, sat down on the edge and bounced up and down a couple times to test the hardness of the mattress, and then went into the blue-tiled bathroom to try out the plumbing.
Cal regarded him dubiously for a moment, suspecting there was more James wasn’t telling him. “Um,” James said, “it’s sort of a long story. I’d really rather not go into it all right now. ” “Whatever you say, Sonny Jim. So far as I’m concerned, it’s a free weekend in the big city. I even put on a new shirt,” he boasted, tugging gently on his cuffs. ” The train sped through a rain-streaked countryside, and the two occupied themselves talking about the annual village stag hunt; Cal, for the third year running, was to act as gillie as well as organize the prizes.
Avalon: The Return of King Arthur by Stephen R. Lawhead