Young Prince Valiant, son of the exiled King of Scandia, journeys to Camelot to become a knight at King Arthur’s Round Table. He hopes to help his father reclaim the throne from the pagan usurper Sligon and restore the Christian faith to their homeland. On his journey he stumbles on to the mysterious Black Knight plotting with the Viking pretender to overthrow Arthur. Barely escaping with his life, Valiant encounters Sir Gawaine, a friend of his father, who tutors the young Viking in the skills needed to become a knight.
Valiant and Gawaine’s tutor / pupil relationship is complicated by their romantic involvements with the Princesses Aleta and Ilene, daughters of a British nobleman. If Valiant is to restore his father’s throne and prevent the coup d’etat against Arthur, he must uncover the true identity of the Black Knight