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The Music of Swords
Eimear is born into a world of suffering, growing up alone after the violent death of her parents, a Gruagach from the Fae realm and a human witch. With the help of the Duillechans who watch over her, her Gruagach stepfather, and an unlikely group of allies, she must travel the treacherous paths of theContinue reading “The Music of Swords”
One of the main characters in the gladiatorial games was Charon. It was his task to shepherd the dead over the Styx. In Iron, coming in the summer, Charon carries a sickle so he can help those who are not quite dead to reach the river. Cliodhna witnesses Charon killing the wounded in the arenaContinue reading “Charon”
5 ⭐️ Review: Hammer
Cathie Dunn – Aauthor of historical fiction I must admit I’m not overly familiar with the period of the Roman invasion of the British Isles (other than through Nancy Jardine’s fabulous novels), and even less so with the politics of the regional tribes across the isles, but you don’t need much knowledge of it in orderContinue reading “5 ⭐️ Review: Hammer”
Hammer — Review
This type of review always makes the heart skip. Hello, Here’s another fabulous novel to add to your reading lists: Hammer by Micheál Cladáin. Set in the days when the Roman armies sweep across the British Isles, it’s a gripping tale of political intrigues and personal vendettas. Highly recommended! https://ruinsandreading.blogspot.com/2023/02/review-hammer-by-micheal-cladain.html AncientBritain #HistoricalFiction #bookstagram #bookrecommendations #bookloverContinue reading “Hammer — Review”
Hammer – Excerpt
Prologue The air was cool in the pre-dawn grey. If not for the fog, it would have been a welcome release from the previous day’s clamminess. Despite the noise in the taberna, Agricola could hear the boatmen calling to each other as they landed supplies on the docks. He supposed the fog from the riverContinue reading “Hammer – Excerpt”
ARC reviewers have already commented that Hammer is Cladáin’s best book yet. Keep an eye out for it. Coming January 31st. It’s available for preorder for those who already know they want it. Note: Preorder price is £0.99. That’s a saving of £3.
Countdown to publication, BP (before publication). Although dead a century by the time of Hammer, Caesar played a significant part in Micheal’s research. Caesar’s The Gallic War is a significant source of information about the Celts and their culture.