Ireland: 192 A.D. A time of strife and treachery. Political ambition and inter-tribal conflict has set the country on edge, testing the strength of long-established alliances.
Following their victory over Clann Baoiscne, Clann Morna are hungry for power. Meanwhile, a mysterious war party roams the ‘Great Wild’ and a ruthless magician is intent on murder.
In the secluded valley of Glenn Ceoch, a disgraced druidess and a woman warrior have successfully avoided the bloodshed for many years. Now, the arrival of a pregnant refugee threatens the peace they have created together. The odds are overwhelming and death stalks on every side.
WHAT THE REVIEWERS SAID:
“I loved this book. A very mature and culturally rich interpretation, a far cry from some of the Celtic pop literature that is around today. Well written and captivating, with a fair dollop of grit and wit. Strong characters, great development, excellent story telling. Worth more than the price of a coffee.”
“An Ireland of centuries ago, threaded through with myth and magic, but very ‘real’ for all that. Dark and at times violent, it is balanced by affirming friendships and relationships, and a very strong female cast.”
“If you’re sick of elves, chivalrous knights and arcane quests like me, this is probably the most exciting and refreshing book you’ll read in a long time. Five stars