King Arthur sleeps with his warriors and the invaders he defeated still hold much of the country. But now the kings of Britain have stopped warring with each other and are assembling their armies for the last great battle that will sweep the heathen back into the sea and make Britain free and mighty again. Ahead of the host is Merlin, at once child and man, poet and demi-god, travelling alone to read the runes of the earth, the seas and the heavens. As the warriors march toward their fate it is clear that this will be no ordinary battle but one that will be fought amidst the Elements and between supernatural forces – and it will won and lost over and over again until the end of time. Cover art by Kevin Tweddell.