First book in the Merlin Trilogy.
Imagine a world in which magic is real. Imagine a time when the greatest battle between good and evil will be fought between those who hold that magic. In a time when the Old Magic still held sway over the realm of Britain, the sorceress Mab, Queen of the Old Ways, created a child to be her champion against the new religion that threatened the defeat of her dark powers.
Fathered by magic, but raised by the hands of the good woman Ambrosia, Merlin will become the greatest wizard of all. Yet, caught between the dark magic of the Old Ways, the morals and humanity of the new religion and his own dual nature, Merlin must choose his course in life, and decide how he will wield the wizardry that is his destiny.
Love, in the form of the beautiful Nimue, may teach his heart the truest course of all . . .
Based on the major television mini-series starring Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, John Gielgud, Rutger Hauer, Miranda Richardson, Isabella Rossellini and Martin Short.