As King Arthur gathers his council of lords to debate the Saxon threat, his old cook is found murdered in the lane, a fancy neck bracelet, a torc, the only clue. Malgwyn, Arthur's one-armed councilor, is assigned to find the killer. But the death becomes just an annoyance when Aelle, King of the Saxons, arrives, demanding to address the council. All eyes are on the Saxon, until Malgwyn's young daughter, Mariam, is kidnapped. The ransom? The torc. Suddenly, Malgwyn is faced with a mystery that, unless he solves it, could cost him his daughter and his king.
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About the Author
n addition to writing fiction, Tony Hays is a working journalist who has covered topics as varied as narcotics trafficking (earning his newspaper the Tennessee Press Association award for Public Service in 2000), political corruption, Civil War history, and the war on terror. His critically acclaimed Arthurian Mystery series received four consecutive starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. He currently resides in Tennessee.