Waking from a frightening dream on a rainy night, young King Arthur wonders if he deserves to be king at all. He seeks out the company of Merlin, the old magician, who tells Arthur the story of another boy, Emrys, and of the cruel King Vortigern, for whom Emrys's dreams of fierce dragons would come to fiery life. And waiting for Arthur at the end of Merlin's tale is a most important surprise - one that can answer all of the boy king's questions.
'Yolen has created a stirring tale within a tale... The legend comes alive on a grand scale.'
School Library Journal
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 04 / 2000