The High King is dead.
While royal bastards and petty kings squabble for the power to take the vacant throne, only the druid Merlin and his succubus mother know where to find the late king’s only legal heir.
Arthur is young, idealistic, and living a quiet life at Caer Gai, protected by his foster father. Merlin put him there, and he will take him back out when the time is right, but first he has to set the stage and sweep away distractions… like the boy that Arthur loves.
Merlin and his mother have plans for the hidden king, and they will stop at nothing to get him where they want him to go. But Arthur is no mere pawn, and though Merlin is a master manipulator, Arthur has ideas of his own about how his life should be.
“ARTHUR REX: In Principio” is the first installment of an epic retelling of the Arthurian legend. You only think you know the story.
Tropes: Ancient Weapon, Arthurian Legends, Big Sword, Born Hero, Chosen One, Secret Heir, Secret Royalty, Sword of Destiny
Word Count: 100260
Setting: post-Roman Britain
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters