If you've read book 3 in my Warrior Druid of Britain Chronicles you'll probably remember there's a chapter or two which take place around a hill known as 'The Dumpling'. That's its modern name so, although dumplings weren't called that in post-Roman Britain, I thought it a suitably rustic, evocative and downright suitable name, so... Continue Reading →
I'm writing this a couple of hours before the year ends, (yep, I'm a real party animal, me) but by the time it's published it will be 2022. And it's been another strange year for us all, with COVID, vaccines, boosters and all the rest of it. Honestly, I was furloughed for the second time... Continue Reading →
First review for The House in the Marsh, check it out!
Today I’m reviewing The House in the Marsh by Steven A Mckay, The House In the Marsh is a medieval Christmas mystery with a ghostly twist and is a novella in The Forest Lord series.
Here’s the blurb,
For generations, stories have been told about the ruined old house in the marsh outside Wakefield. Stories of hidden treasure, sinister night-time cries, and ghostly figures doomed to haunt the lonely estate for all eternity as punishment for some terrible crime.
This Christmas, it seems the old tales might just turn out to be true…
England, AD 1330
John Little, a bailiff living in Yorkshire, has little interest in ghost stories, having seen enough horrors among the living to bother much about the dead. The strange accounts from his fellow villagers have everyone talking though, and it’s not long before he’s asked to accompany a group of curious locals on nocturnal visits…
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You can now pre-order the Kindle edition of my new Tuck/John/Scarlet novella The House in the Marsh. Paperback edition will follow although I don't have a firm date for that yet - hopefully before Xmas, but stay tuned for more. For the past few years I've been publishing a winter/Xmas story and this time it's... Continue Reading →
Since I completed The Bear of Britain I've been working on a new Tuck/Little John/Will adventure. Set, as is now my tradition for these, in winter, the novella has a loose connection to yuletide but this time around there's even a Christmas ghost! Or is it something even more sinister...? The title, if you haven't... Continue Reading →
“The depth of research and thought that have gone into these books is astounding. Steven A. McKay has recreated post-Roman Britain in astonishing and vivid detail” – Check out the latest review for Bear of Britain by historian SB Connolly!
AD 432. BRITAIN. The winter snows are melting at last, but spring will bring more than just rebirth this year. The Saxons are coming, and that meanswar.
Bellicus, Duro and Cai have travelled south to join the warlord, Arthur, and his growing army of Britons. New friendships have been made and exciting adventures await the warrior-druid and his companions, but the threat of Hengist and his invaders casts a dark cloud over all. For years, the Saxons have been content to remain mostly confined to the eastern parts of the country, but now they are marching west, and Hengist has amassed the biggest army seen on these shores since the Romans left over twenty years ago.
Arthur – dubbed theBear of Britainby his advisor, Merlin – has never truly felt he’d earned such a grand title, but now he will have a chance to prove himself…
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