First Edition first printing. Hardback book in dustjacket.Near fine/Near fine used condition. Not price-clipped - shows price of £15.99. Signed by Bernard Cornwell directly on the title page. No previous owner inscriptions. Slight bumping at top of the spine and to dustjacket at rear top corner. Synopsis Arthur is set in his true period, the Dark Ages, in this novel. It is not a story of romance, but one of political and religious strife, and war. It describes Arthur's love for Guinevere, Lancelot's arrival, the conflict between Christianity and magic, and the Saxon invasions on Britain.