Charles d'Orleans (1394-1465), shy nephew of mad French king Charles VI, is the focus of this narrative, first published in the Netherlands in 1949. An historical novel of intrigues, battles and love affairs set in 14th and 15th century France and England.
Fifth century Britain is a country in chaos and division after the Roman withdrawal. This is Merlin's world - the illegitimate son of a South Wales princess - he is aware of the gift of "the sight". The other books in this trilogy include "The Hollow Hills" and "The Last Enchantment".