Before there was King Arthur, Camelot, and the Knights of the Round Table, there was Merlin. In the year 410 A.D., a divided and decaying Rome calls the last of her occupying forces from the island of Britain. With the Roman legions gone, British warlords and foreign invaders alike begin to battle for control of the small isle. In the region known today as Wales, one warlord at last gains enough prominence to take the title “King”. His name is Vortigern. It is the tenth year of his reign, 435 A.D., and that is where our story begins… THIS ISSUE: “CIRCLE OF FIRE” – The epic conclusion to the Merlin saga. Merlin returns to Lord Aurelius’ castle and visits Millicynthe in her chambers. Breaking Cinobar’s spell a vengeful Merlin enters the battle between King Carabos and Lord Aurelius’ armies, and unleashes a deadly fury to once and for all finish off the Saxon king. A rejoice full Lord Aurelius thanks Merlin for his help in turning the tide of battle and informs him the is wife Millcynthe is expecting to give birth to the Lord's first son.