Whilst out on a routine hunting trip, Arthur and his men encounter a huge and terrifying monster - the Questing Beast. Uther ignores Gaius' warning, that the creature's bite is always fatal, and sends Arthur and his knights out to kill it. The beast knocks Arthur unconscious and bites his shoulder. As Arthur's life hangs in the balance, Merlin must travel to the Isle of the Blessed and there strike a potentially fatal bargain with the sorceress, Nimueh. The young warlock is the only one who can save Arthur - but at what cost?
RHCB Merlin fiction for older readers: The Dragon's Call, Valiant, The Mark of Nimueh, The Poisoned Chalice, The Labyrinth of Gedref, The Death of Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere, The Nightmare Begins, The Last Dragonlord and The Traitor Within. RHCB Merlin fiction for Younger Readers: The Magic Begins, Potions and Poison, A Fighting Chance, Sword and Sorcery, Dangerous Quests and The Sorcerers Curse. Other RHCB Merlin titles include: Merlin: The Complete Guide, Merlin Mystery Activity Book, The Merlin Quest Activity Book, Merlin Potions and Spells Activity Book, The Merlin Sticker Collection, Merlin Heroes Guide and Merlin Villains Guide.