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Journeys: The Archers of Saint Sebastian
by Jeanne Roland

Publication Date: November 13, 2021
Nepenthe Press

Style: Renaissance Historic Fiction/Younger Grownup
Collection: Archers of Saint Sebastian, E book One



A barracks full of gorgeous boys. A woman in disguise, dwelling amongst them.

It’s the 14th century, and the longbow is king. However within the northern European principality of Ardennes, archery isn’t simply the nation’s protection. It’s the nationwide obsession.


12 younger Journeyman archers, the perfect within the nation
2 years of public competitions, during which appears rely virtually as a lot as capability
6 will win a coveted membership within the Archers’ Guild of St. Sebastian
1 will turn into the prince’s new Guardsman


15-year-old Marieke is as obsessive about St. Sebastian’s as everybody else in Ardennes. Solely it’s the center ages, and women simply don’t turn into elite archers. Besides Marieke’s prospects as a woman aren’t promising both, after a well-timed kick from a mule has left her with a face that’s badly scarred and ruined for marriage. However when circumstances pressure her to depart her previous life behind and flee to the guild for refuge, there are solely two issues Marieke actually is aware of concerning the place. One is {that a} mysterious accident ended her personal father’s time as a Journey. The opposite?
There aren’t any ladies allowed inside St. Sebastian’s.

Marieke is aware of disguising herself as a boy and infiltrating the guild means embarking on a harmful deception. However it could be her solely likelihood to seek out out the reality about her father’s previous and to cease a murderous plot from coming to fruition. When the dashing younger Journeyman Tristan takes her underneath his wing as his squire, she’s bought to remain – not less than lengthy sufficient to assist him beat out his brutal arch-rival to win the competitions.

Conserving her identification a secret will likely be exhausting. Dwelling in shut quarters with a pack of attractive boys? That will likely be more durable nonetheless. However the hardest factor of all will likely be maintaining the vow she makes for herself: to see Tristan turn into the following Guardsman, with out ever letting him discover out she’s a woman – a woman, who loves him.

Half Robin Hood and half Princess Bride, with a pinch of Mulan and a touch of Cyrano de Bergerac within the combine, The Archers of St. Sebastian I: Journeys is a humorous motion and journey saga impressed by late medieval/early Renaissance Belgium and full of romance, wit, and longbow archery. Excellent for adults who love younger grownup themes, Journeys is an escape into the previous that reads extra like romantic historic fantasy than pure historic fiction.

Unrequited love? Ugly heroines who keep ugly? Friendship, coming of age, romance, journey, and loads of archery competitions? A singular setting impressed by the fantastic metropolis of Bruges, with a richly imagined, immersive world set throughout the partitions of a male-only archers’ guild? Journeys: The Archers of Saint Sebastianhas all of it, so should you’re on the lookout for a terrific escape, don your disguise and be part of Marieke as she enters the forbidden world of Saint Sebastian’s, and put together to fall in love with the Journeys – that’s, the twelve greatest and most stunning archers in all of Ardennes, the Journeyman archers of St. Sebastian’s.

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Concerning the Creator

Roland hails from Davis, California, the place she spent most of her youth lounging on the pool, absorbing the solar, and daydreaming. She had a key ring that learn ‘I’m operating away to affix the circus,’ and her favourite second of the day was when the native movie show went darkish, and the slogan ‘escape to the films’ appeared on the display. As an grownup, her passions embrace all issues melodramatic and delightful — every little thing from traditional motion pictures, British romantic poetry, historic tragedy and epic, to Italian opera. She is now a professor of Classics in a small midwestern city, the place she lives together with her Greek husband, her fraternal twins, and a Bernese mountain canine named Franco Corelli.

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