Enemy of God: A Novel of Arthur Characters

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Derfel Cadarn

The narrator of Enemy of God, Derfel is a tall, dull, flaxen-haired Saxon, born Wygga to Erce (Enna) and sired by the warlord Aelle. Mother and son are captured in a raid by King Gundleus of Siluria and his Druid, Tanaburs, survives being sacrificed in the "Death Pit," and is adopted by the Druid Merlin and his apprentice, Nimue, another fugitive. Together they escape Gundleus, eventually meet Arthur, and Derfel, bearing the sword he calls "Hywelbane" (named for Merlin's steward who trains him in sword fighting), joins his spear men. Later, Derfel rescues Nimue from the Isle of the Dead, where the insane are housed. Derfel is oath-sworn to Nimue. He fights valiantly as Lord Derfel the Mighty, Champion of Dumnonia in the desperate Battle of Lugg Vale, and partners with (but does not marry) Princess Ceinwyn. An earlier lover is Lunete. Derfel and Ceinwyn joins Merlin...

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