The mysterious Song of Camlon tells of a mighty warrior who will win the crown of Cambria. This is Arthur's great destiny or so prophesies Merdin the seer.
To claim his birthright¸ the simple Welsh rustic must overcome the tyrant Vortigern¸ his brilliant son Modred¸ and the other formidable foes arrayed against him. Is Fate the architect of Arthur's success¸ or is his rise to power determined by the strength of his sword arm and the shrewdness of his advisors? The naive young warrior must learn much about his enemies¸ both open and secret¸ and the prophecies that so rule his life before he can step from the pages of dark history into glorious legend.
The Pagan King¸ first published in 1959 and long out of print¸ is one of the first modern novels to rediscover the Arthurian legends Welsh roots. In Edison Marshall's splendid retelling¸ readers will share the agonising losses and thrilling victories of one of the world's greatest heroes.