Review: Song Of The Centurion – Steven A. McKay

Excellent, insightful review for Song of the Centurion here. Just in time for book 3 coming out this summer (and look out for the cover reveal shortly)!

Warrior Druid Of Britain 2

My version: Hardback
Genre: Historical Fiction, Post-Roman Britain
Publisher:
Orion Books
First published: 2019
ISBN: 978-1-4091-8778-3
Pages: 390
Bought
, signed


From the cover:
It is AD 430. Against all odds Princess Catia has been rescued from her brutal Saxon captors and Bellicus is taking her home at last.
As the giant warrior-druid knows, however, the gods rarely make things easy and, even if he can escort the girl back to the North safely, their troubles will be far from over…
In a land beset by the rivalries of petty warlords, Dun Breatann has stood solid and secure for untold generations. Trouble brews though as King Coroticus has cracked under the pressure and, as well as starting a war with the neighbouring kings, he has become jealous, suspicious, and often blind drunk. When the king’s paranoia finally boils over during a winter feast…

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More tips on how to write a novel. Part 2 of the Lockdown Series – Once your book is finished. What next? Blurb, beta readers, cover, editor etc.

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