As The Prince of Wales, Prince Arthur has always lived within the confines of his royal upbringing. When his father begins to vigorously throw prospective brides at him, however, Arthur decides he’s had enough and runs away. Unfortunately, he immediately gets himself into trouble when he tries to steal a bike. Luckily, he gets help from a boy called Merlin, who has something about him that none of his father’s choices ever did.
"It’s easy to look at the Vagabond and imagine him the cruelest — but Haywood only wears ruthlessness as a mask, to intimidate and enthral. The Red King’s malevolence is a part of him, hidden like iron thorns beneath gentle petals.
Roses are red, yes, but do not forget that red is fire, and red is blood. In his dominion, they are all one and the same, and they answer to none but him.”