As the rightful son of Uther Pendragon, Arthur dreams of uniting the warring kings of
Britain. Gwenhwyfar's hope, as the only daughter of Cuncedda, the Lion Lord of
Gwynedd, is to join Arthur's cause. Hollick's first novel re-creates the uneasy
political climate of fifth-century Britain, a land suffering under the rule of the tyrant Vortigern.