FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE DARK AGES, BRITAIN HAS A HIGH KING.
In the War of the Devices, 21st-century avatars of the Knights of the Round Table and the Merry Men fought one another with guns, bombs and drones. Now one man has unified the factions. Jory Taylor, joint bearer of the devices of King Arthur and Robin Hood, has been acclaimed as High King – the absolute monarch of the United Kingdom.
High King Jordan has the resources of the Circle and the Green Chapel at his disposal. Knights in bulletproof armour carrying riot-shields are his enforcers, one-time subversives and saboteurs his secret service. And under his control, Britain prospers.
But Jory knows that Arthur’s reign was a brief golden age which ended in betrayal and further, bitter war. Beset by mythical enemies domestic and foreign, he must find some way to rewrite his story and somehow ensure that this new peace lasts – with or without him.