This is the lifelong violence and brilliant hero-making of the 5th century AD, and in the aftermath of a great battle between British and Saxons forces, one young warrior, Prince Bedwyr the Fox, searches the battlefield for his lost foster-brother, Arthur, the powerful young son of Uthyr Pendragon. Here amidst the dead and dying, Bedwyr begins his epic narrative of The Silurian, Book 1: ‘The Fox and the Bear’, the first of an eight book series.
Arthur, at age fifteen, was the winner of the battle, seizing the day from his own supreme commander, Ambrosius Aurelianus. This battle win causes Arthur’s father to formally reject his son, through fear of Arthur’s growing power. This rejection by his father causes Arthur to begin his rise to take full control of Britain’s armies with the aid of his first cousin, Medraut, the son of Lot, Uthyr’s younger brother.
Yet Arthur’s rise becomes Bedwyr’s greatest challenge, and the Fox’s life begins a downward slide into rebellion, and he leaves on a lone path of confusion to fight his inner demons, to find who he really is as his greatest friend and foster-brother rises higher and higher—high enough to face his own father, Uthyr, in battle for the right to fly the Red Dragon banner of the Pendragon Warlords.
Arthur’s battles will one day make Bedwyr the Fox a hero, if only he can stand firm as Arthur’s first man, his shield-bearer and brother-in-arms; stand to tell the tale of The Silurian in his own passionate words.