BY PAUL CAPON
The Britain of prehistoric times is the setting for Paul Capon’s tale of the boy chieftain who may have been the original King Arthur.
Young Artor’s world is bounded by the frontiers of Sarm, the land ruled by his awesome grandfather, the Pendragon. As the favored grandson, Artor grows up secure and protected — until a sudden attack by foreign invaders lays waste to Sarm and shatters Artor’s world. Acting on his grandfather’s last orders, Artor makes his escape, in full awareness that the fate of Sarm rests on his shoulders. The wise man, Merwun, assists him in planning for his comeback. But as the night of the Warriors’ Moon — the appointed time — draws near, Artor finds that he alone must take on the responsibilities of rulership and manhood in order to free his land and claim his inheritance.