Here’s the trailer for ‘The Doe and the Dragon’ from my YouTube channel:
Acknowledgement to Peter Richardson.
Trailers for all my books are on my YouTube Channel:
So, contracts have been signed, so I’ll confirm that The Well will be published by eTreasures Publishing. A big thank you for showing faith in the story.
A possible publication date is 30 May, but this still has to be fully confirmed.
Thank you to Carole Ann Moleti for providing a preview of ‘The Doe and the Dragon’:
I’ve pointed out several times that ‘The doe and the Dragon’ incorporates myths and legends from Arthurian North Wales. It also includes one story that has little to do with Wales, but which gave inspiration for one of the events in the novel.
The Napoleonic Wars are separated from Arthur by a thousand years, and then some, but there one event from the Napoleonic era that I couldn’t resist slipping into the novel. Legend is that a French ship was wrecked off the coast of Hartlepool, in north-east England. The only survivor was the ship’s monkey, who was dressed in a French uniform, and, naturally, spoke gibberish that the people of Hartlepool didn’t understand.
The locals hung the monkey as a French spy, and since then the good people of Hartlepool have been known – with varying degrees of affection - as ‘Monkey Hangers’.
The story may or may not be true, but I couldn’t resist having a couple of monkeys mistaken for the enemy by a naive character in ‘The Doe and the Dragon’. Of course, I don’t have the monkeys hung, they end up…well, you’ll just have to read the book!
‘The Doe and the Dragon’ is published on May 1. It’s a historical fantasy set around Welsh myths, in 5th century north Wales. The story includes legendary characters such as Merlin, Vortigern, Uther Pendragon, the Lady of the Lake, and Igraine in a historical setting.
The book will be available from Rogue Phoenix Press.
Here is the ‘blurb’:
Prince Einion, The Impetuous Warlord of Gwynedd, boasts that he fears nothing. Deep inside, though, he is terrified of beautiful women and would rather face a hundred Saxon warriors than have to approach a pretty maiden.
Breena, a settler-girl, captures Einion’s heart when he comes across her in an enchanted valley. His tongue dries and ties itself in knots, rendering him incapable of speech. She runs away, fearing he is a spirit form the Otherworld --but the smitten prince vows to woo her.
When Breena is captured by Einion’s enemy, the prince must overcome sadistic raiders, religious intolerance, and an ancient, violent evil in his attempt to rescue her. Only then can he try to win what he most desires-- the stunning woman who terrifies him more than any enemy he has faced on the battlefield.
A reminder that my Arthurian-period historical fantasy, ‘The Doe and the Dragon’, is due for release on 1 May, from Rogue Phoenix Press!
There are a couple of previews to come before release, and I’ll post links when they’re available.