‘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.