The Wager

Entire Dark-Hunters®/Hunter Legends Series, Lords of Avalon®

Original Publication Date: August 01, 2002

Setting: Avalon, Medieval England

While carousing late one night with his friends, the infamous writer, Sir Thomas Malory runs afoul of Merlin the Magician, and learns the value of keeping secrets when dealing with sorcerers, knights of Arthur, and the Lords of Avalon.

 

It also appeared in Elemental–An anthology of new work by 20 top science fiction and fantasy writers–including Sherrilyn Kenyon writing as Kinley MacGregor, Brian Aldiss, David Drake, Jacqueline Carey, Martha Wells, Larry Niven, Joe Haldeman, Eric Nylund, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson–will help raise money for survivors of the tsunami in Southeast Asia.

 

Characters

Thomas

The hero

Sir Thomas Malory was a man of many contradictions who spent much of his life in prison, awaiting trials for all manner of misdeeds. He was also a man of many resources, for he was always quick to escape those prison walls and find his freedom. What most don't know is that through an uncommon act of kindness, Thomas found the doorway that connected our world with theirs and he spent much time in Avalon, learning the truth of...
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Merlin

The heroine

  Contrary to what many believe, Merlin wasn't a man. It was a title. Merlins were the advisors of the ancient kings. The Penmerlin was the High Merlin who sat at the right hand of the reigning monarch while the others were referred to as waremerlins. The best known of the Merlins was Emrys who served both Uther and Arthur Pendragon, but Emrys Penmerlin was a man with well known weaknesses. Weaknesses that Morgen exploited so that she...
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