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”
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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.
It is now available
Described as Cladain’s best book yet… A druid… A warrior… And a Roman… Watch for the blog tour… Hammer first book in The Iron Between trilogy. Available for pre-order. Genonn is back by popular demand. Get it Here
Countdown Day 4
Pliny the Elder, famed for the attempted rescue of the victims of Vesuvius, during which he died. A literal translation would be “There’s truth in wine.”
Hammer, the next book from Micheal Cladain, is available for preorder at the following links: As well as in an Amazon Marketplace near to you.
The Last Five Swords — Review
What can I say about this book? The Last Five Swords returns to the type of epic fantasy I loved as a boy. Black and white images and short introductions at the start of each chapter returned me to authors like Jeffrey Farnol and Robert Jordan. Little mores written in Gaelic with a translation lendContinue reading “The Last Five Swords — Review”
A Note on Language
We at PerchedCrowPress have two writers on our books who write novels based in Ancient Ireland. Micheál Cladáin and John De Búrca have both faced criticism for using anachronistic language. In Micheál’s case, it has always been a generic “the language can be too modern”. However, for John, actual turns of phrase have been highlighted,Continue reading “A Note on Language”