Merlin deftly dodged out of the way, Jake having to drag Hannah out of the way of another energy bolt which impacted where she had stood moments before. "Merlin, go. We both know if you don't go now we won't get another chance."
"Tell her I'm sorry," Merlin said, gripping the sword tightly and jumping into the middle of the crater. A few minutes later there was an immense flash. When it cleared the enemy were gone, Jake and the others were unconscious and there was no sign of Merlin or the dragon anywhere, just the Dawnstar Blade lying in the centre of the crater.