Excalibur: A Novel of Arthur - Part Four, The Last Enchantment Summary & Analysis

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Part Four, The Last Enchantment Summary

Queen Igraine has ceased being Derfel's critic and editor as he completes his tale of Arthur. She has successfully given birth to a son, but now there is smoke on the horizon and it signals the advance of Saxons as Derfel continues his story.

The news reaches Arthur that Mordred is marching to defeat him and is coming across the kingdom of Gwent with Meurig's permission. Arthur and his people are prepared for war but not for the speed with which Mordred is moving. Their plan is to embark on twenty-seven fishing boats moored beneath the Roman bridge at Isca. One hundred and sixty-three spearmen, all Arthur's treasure, and the wives and children are embarking when Nimue's horde of mad people rushes into the city. Arthur's men manage to take their boats out into the...

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