That’s right, unless something happens to delay it, The Druid, book one in my brand new WARRIOR DRUID OF BRITAIN series will be published on November 1st 2018. That date (well, the evening of October 31st into the 1st day of November really) is Samhain, one of the most important festivals in the Celtic “pagan” calendar. “Like Beltane, Samhain was seen as a liminal time, when the boundary between this world and the Otherworld could more easily be crossed.” Seems the perfect time to launch this!
No cover art yet but I sent my ideas to the designers and I think it’ll be very cool.
There’ll be a pre-order ready to go two weeks before publication so keep an eye open for it.
There should be a paperback version available hopefully on November 1st too so it will make a perfect Christmas present for historical fiction fans! I have no plans to do an audiobook at this time.
Northern Britain, AD 430
A land in turmoil. A village ablaze. A king’s daughter abducted.
In the aftermath of a surprise attack Dun Buic lies in smoking ruins and many innocent villagers are dead. As the survivors try to make sense of the night’s events the giant warrior-druid, Bellicus, is tasked with hunting down the raiders and thwarting their dark purpose.
With years of training in the old ways, two war-dogs at his side, and unsurpassed skill with a longsword, Bellicus’s quest will take him on a perilous journey through lands still struggling to cope with the departure of the Roman legions.
Meanwhile, amongst her brutal captors the little princess Catia finds an unlikely ally, but even he may not be able to avert the terrible fate King Hengist has in store for her.
This, the first volume in a stunning new series from the bestselling author of Wolf’s Head, explores the rich folklore and culture of post-Roman Britain, where blood-sacrifice, superstition and warfare were as much a part of everyday life as love, laughter and song.
As Saxon invaders and the new Christian religion seek to mould the country for their own ends one man will change the course of Britain’s history forever. . .
. . . THE DRUID.
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