When Merlin decides to take a young Druid boy under his wing, he is forced to leave Camelot on a dangerous mission, trusting that no one will notice his absence since the citadel is distracted by the visit of the fearsome Sarrum of Amata.
However, Merlin soon begins to suspect that there might be more to Daegal than meets the eye and realizes with horror that he might have made a terrible mistake for a man as ruthless as the Sarrum shouldn't ever be trusted.
Will Merlin be able to set things right before it's too late?moreless
June, 1940. A conscientious objector dies in a police cell after being refused exemption from military service by Judge Lawrence Gascoigne, and after being beaten up by the police. Then a young boy evacuated from London and billeted on Judge Gascoigne's household dies in an explosion in the garden office where Gascoigne works, leading the police to suspect a revenge attack on the Judge. It also appears that Gascoigne strongly disapproves of his daughter's lover - he works at a mysterious "munitions factory" near the Judge's house, which turns out to be making coffins. Other suspects are the girlfriend and best friend of the conscientious objector who died... Getting nowhere, Foyle asks himself a startling question - what if the small boy killed by the bomb was actually the intended victim, and not the judge at all?moreless