What happens when prophesies of Armageddon self-fulfill? When prayers summon the End of Days, but not the Rapture? When the horrors of war’s aftermath make the billions who died screaming the lucky ones? Is it possible for a competing prophesy to set things right again?
American computer scientist Steven Rayne is staking his life on it. Marooned in Britain, robbed of his wife and unborn child—as well as, it must be said, his sanity—he has changed his name to Merlin. Whether sublimely inspired or only barking mad, with the help of some incredibly potent machine networks, he may yet find his destiny in the audacious nom de guerre.
In 2041, a dozen years after the apocalypse, a champion emerges from a long hermitage in a fabulous underwater Sanctuary. Wielding technologies that would rival the powers of his namesake, a new Merlin tries to relight hope’s cold candle in a new Dark Age. He believes he can save the world by recreating Camelot, but he’s going to discover that legends have minds of their own.