by A.M. Linden
Publication Date: June 28, 2022
She Writes Press
Paperback & eBook; 464 pages
Sequence: The Druid Chronicles, #2
Style: Historic Fiction/Medieval
Llwddawanden is a hidden sanctuary the place remnants of a once-powerful pagan cult keep on their historical ritual practices, supported by a small however trustworthy following of servants, craftsmen, and laborers.
Minimize off from the skin world by each geography and conviction, the Druids of Llwddawanden proceed to venerate the Nice Mom Goddess and to view themselves because the first-born and favourite of Her mortal kids. Whereas the idea that crucial of all divine beings gave delivery to their ancestors and that Her spirit inhabits the physique of their highest priestess is a tenuous conclusion in view of their lowered lot in life, the Druids of Llwddawanden imagine it and are, for probably the most half, dedicated to carrying on the traditions handed all the way down to them by their forbears.
Herrwn, the shrine’s chief priest and grasp bard, has the duty of overseeing the schooling of Caelym, the orphaned son of the cult’s earlier chief priestess, in addition to holding the peace throughout the higher ranks of their order—two duties that develop tougher because the rivalry over which of the three highest clergymen will declare Caelym as his disciple grows, and as mounting conflicts between the present chief priestess and her solely dwelling daughter threaten to rend the material of a society that has endured for greater than a millennium.
“A. M. Linden brings her imagined druid neighborhood to life with a skillful mixture of analysis and knowledgeable guesswork. The Valley offers an intriguing glimpse into an eighth century Britain which may have been.”
—Juliet Marillier, writer of the Sevenwaters and Warrior Bards collection
“With the eye to element, clarification of historical rituals, and the mythology throughout the clan’s legends, this novel builds a neighborhood, exploring a individuals about which little is definitely identified. It’s a unprecedented portrayal, respiration life right into a long-dead civilization….Extremely really helpful!”
—Chanticleer E book Opinions
In regards to the Writer
Ann Margaret Linden was born in Seattle, Washington, however grew up on the East Coast earlier than returning to the Pacific Northwest as a younger grownup. She has undergraduate levels in anthropology and in nursing and a grasp’s diploma as a nurse practitioner. After working in a wide range of acute care and neighborhood well being settings, she took a place in a program for youngsters with particular well being care wants the place her duties included writing medical stories, mum or dad academic supplies, supplier newsletters, grant submissions and different program associated supplies. The Oath is the primary installment of The Druid Chronicles, a five-volume collection that started as a considerably whimsical choice to jot down one thing for enjoyable and ended up turning into a prolonged journey that concerned Linden taking grownup schooling artistic writing programs, researching early British historical past, and touring to England, Scotland, and Wales. Retired from nursing, she lives along with her husband, canines, and cat in Bellingham, WA.