Mythic tales have survived countless generations on every continent; inspiring wisdom, nobility, courage; raising hope in the face of despair; preserving the human spirit across the ages. But what of the larger-than-life characters who inhabit these stories? Are the heroes and villains of folklore only faceless archetypes, or are they something more?

Bringing life to a legend . . .

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Marooned in what remains of Britain, American computer scientist Steven Rayne took the nom de guerre Merlin, distancing himself from the madness that consumed him when he lost his wife, Beth, and their unborn child to Armageddons bloody aftermath. He discovers a source of incredible technologies that make the name his destiny.

At Hidden Lake Labs, a quantum machine named Qassandra fashions a new Excalibur for Merlin’s young protégé, but convincing the directors the lad is King Arthur seems unlikely at best. For one thing, Merlin is a Yank. For another, Lord Gore, an 8-foot-tall giant in cybernetic armor, has his own plans for the throne. The worst news of all may be embodied by Jennifer Niles Morgan; not only does her surname eerily echo the very legends Merlin wants to emulate, she is rumored to be a sorceress.

In his Sanctuary beneath Land’s End, assisted by his personality-ridden AI, Chester, Merlin uses potent VR tech to program his Arthur. He discovers that his “blank slate” has more latent talent than he dared hope for; but as the Winter Solstice approaches, the real test is yet to come...


This is your portal to information about The Merlin Protocol, a science fiction/fantasy series in six parts. Volumes 1 & 2 are out now; watch this space for news about Volume 3, coming in January 2016.

I’ll be posting images of the storys characters and locations from time to time (The World), as well as restarting my blog (soon). I hope youll stop by often to see whats going on.

(Oh, and please buy my books.)

Kind regards,
M. E. Mendrygal