The Merlin Chronicles includes tremendous tales of magic and adventure, many specially commissioned for this volume, ranging from short stories to complete novellas. Their common theme is the darker, mystical realms of the Arthurian world, the realms in which Merlin and the magic of the old beliefs clash with the new heroic values epitomised by Arthur - the King who must reconcile these two opposing sides, or face disaster. SALES POINTS: Follows The Pendragon Chronicles and The Camelot Chronicles, both runaway successes; Brand-new stories from the best writers in the genre and classic tales from the golden age of myth and legend; Mike Ashley is one of the leading figures in this field. THE EDITOR Mike Ashley is a leading authority on horror, fantasy and science fiction. He has written over 500 articles and stories and produced more than 30 books, including The Pendragon Chronicles, The Camelot Chronicles and The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits. He lives in Chatham, Kent.