A Darker Magic This Way Comes (Merlin's Secrets #1) (Paperback)
Filament Publishing, 9781910819654, 478pp.
Publication Date: April 14, 2016
A Darker Magic This Way Comes is the first tale in Merlin's Secrets, a series of five books. It is an epic story of love and war, knights and wizardry, angels and goddesses and the cosmic clash between Darkness and Light. It is an exhilarating mix of adventure, myth, poetry, music, dance, philosophy and magic. It re-imagines of the Arthurian legend, written by Merlin to inspire the returning Arthur. But who is this Merlin? He is a man with the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, but with a wand. He reveals the secrets of his role as a shaman, magician and engineer in the first Battle of Britain. Set in the turbulent and brutal times of the fifth and sixth century, Merlin also writes of his love for a fairy from the Otherworld, Emily Charlotte Hughes, a high school student from twenty first century Exeter in Devon. Throughout the hundred years of the Merlin's Secrets, Emily and Merlin swap the story telling role to give us both contemporary and historical insights into the characters and into the novel's fast-paced action. But the young lovers will be separated by their complex destinies and they have only three days together. In that time they both engage with the evil of Moloch and Morgana as Emily as the Chosen One is abducted. Chosen for what? She has to find the answer.