'In the old wild days of the world there was a King of England known as Uther Pendragon; he was a dragon in wrath as well as in power . . . '
Born with the help of Merlin's magic, blessed with the sword of Excalibur, Arthur becomes King of a troubled England, beginning a golden age of chivalry at the court of Camelot. But his reign is soon to be torn apart by violence, revenge and tragedy . . .
Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur made the legend of King Arthur immortal. Now Peter Ackroyd's retelling brings his timeless story of love, enchantment, heroism and betrayal to new life for our times.