The Wicked Day
By Mary Stewart
Re-issued with a new jacket look comes this startling reappraisal of the last days of Camelot and the story of King Arthur's bastard son Mordred
Far from being the scourge of Arthur, his bastard son Mordred actually strives to resist Merlin's prophecy of doom. But he is thwarted by the schemes of his sorceress mother, Queen Morgause, who has brough him up to be her revenge incarnate, and by misunderstandings beyond his control.
Prophecy triumphs, and the confrontation that is as fatal as it is inevitable is played out against the darkened walls of the city of Camelot.
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01 Sep 1984
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Anyone fascinated by that magical, mythical world of Arthurian legend will be hooked from the first paragraph. — Good Housekeeping
The old magic never fails. — Sunday Telegraph
Magical — The Times
Highly enjoyable . . . a provocative recast legend. — New York Times Book Review
Colourful and entertaining . . . Mary Stewart is as skilled as ever in weaving myth and history into a single thread of credible fiction — Publishers Weekly