Third book and triumphant conclusion to the enthralling Merlin Trilogy.
Britain, after years of bloody war and dark influence from the pervasive magic of Mab, powerful queen of the Old Ways, is finally, with the help of the Wizard Merlin, peacefully untied under the rule of King Arthur Pendragon and his beautiful wife Guinevere. But Arthur, paying for a monstrous sin in his past, vows to set out on a quest for the Holy Grail, and Merlin must seek out a champion to hold Britain while the king is gone.
When Sir Lancelot defeats all of Arthur's knights at the Easter tourney, Merlin knows he has found Arthur's replacement. But Mab, scheming to topple Arthur out of her hatred for Merlin, causes Lancelot and Guinevere to fall passionately in love, and attempts a desperate final bid to resurrect the Old Ways and destroy Merlin in the process forever.
Based on the major television mini-series starring Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, John Gielgud, Rutger Hauer, Miranda Richardson, Isabella Rossellini and Martin Short.