SHADOWS ACROSS THE EMPIRE. . .
Every schoolboy knows the history: in the twelfth century, Mordred the Great defeated his father. King Arthur - known as "Arthur the Tyrant"—and founded the Pendragon Empire. Now, half a millenium later, the Empire's flag flies over much of Europe, Asia, and the New World, ably defended by the knights of the Order of Crown, Shield, and Dragon, who carry swords, each containing the soul of someone of great power. These are no ordinary swords, for a single red sword can defeat an army or leave a city in flaming ruins.
But now, as if manipulated by some unseen masterminds, supernatural menaces are threatening the empire. This time, even the knights and their swords of power may not be enough to hold back the forces of darkness. . . .
". . . the seafaring action is convincing and detailed, the characters are appealing. . . . [Readers] should be well satisfied with the promise of more tales to come."
". . . rousing . . . with derring do, fights, and high adventure The characters are likeable. . ."
—Science Fiction Chronicle