The Return of King ArthurBook - 1999
When Scotsman Captain James Arthur Stewart learns he is in fact the reincarnation of the original King Arthur, his destiny is forever altered as he leads England out of dangerous times
It has been foretold:
In the hour of Britain’s greatest need, King Arthur will return to rescue his people.
In Portugal, the reprobate King Edward the Ninth has died by his own hand.
In England, the British monarchy teeters on the edge of total destruction.
And in the Scottish Highlands, a mystical emissary named Mr. Embries—better known as “Merlin”—informs a young captain that he is next in line to the throne. For James Arthur Stuart is not the commoner he has always believed himself to be—he is Arthur, the legendary King of Summer, reborn. But the road to England’s salvation is dangerous, with powerful enemies waiting in ambush. For Arthur is not the only one who has returned from the mists of legend. And Merlin’s magic is not the only sorcery that has survived the centuries.
“A rousing postscript to Lawhead’s bardic Pendragon Cycle . . . Playing off snappy contemporary derring-do against the powerful shining glimpses of the historical Arthur he created, Lawhead pulls off a genuinely moving parable of good and evil.”—Publishers Weekly
Blackwell North Amer
Edward the Ninth, reprobate King of England, is dead and a proud and venerable institution is to be buried with him. A new political order - encouraged by an ambitious Prime Minister and supported by a public wearied by a succession of royal scandals - is about to render the old obsolete. With signed abdications of all potential throne claimants already in P.M. Thomas Waring's hands, it is a near-certainty that the British monarchy will not survive the twenty-first century.
But in the Scottish Highlands, a young man makes a remarkable discovery that will change the seemingly unaltered path of his beleaguered nation. For Captian James Arthur Stuart is not the commoner he has always believed himself to be, but rather the scion of an obscure branch of the royal family, raised in ignorance of his true station. Even more astonishing, the monarch-to-be does not merely share the name of the legendary King of Summer - he is, in fact, King Arthur reborn!
Claiming a throne, however, is one thing, while holding it is quite another - as James - now ruling the land as Arthur II - turns to those most beloved and most loyal for support, guidance, and assistance: his adored wife, Jennifer; his best friend, Calum; and his enigmatic and mystical advisor, a certain Mr. Embries...better known as "Merlin." Their road will be rocky and perilous, and there are powerful enemies arrayed against them - not only Prime Minister Waring and his ruthless political machine, but the forces of an ancient, far more potent, destructive evil. For Arthur is not the only one who has returned - and Merlin's magic is not the only sorcery that has survived the centuries.
When Scottsman Captain James Arthur Stewart learns he is in fact the reincarnation of the original King Arthur, his destiny is forever altered as he leads England out of dangerous times. 25,000 first printing.
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