Inspired by Welsh legend, “Alpha” is the first volume in “The Diaries of the Cwn Annwn” series and may be read as a stand-alone novel. Gavril and his Mate serve the Goddess Mallt-y-Nos, hunting the souls of those who do evil. They must lead their Pack through an ever changing world. Has mankind evolved enough that they are no longer needed? Can a Welsh legend, born in the 15th century, still be relevant in the 21st century?
"I have walked this world for 410 years, with 170 years having passed since I assumed the role of Alpha of the Cŵn Annwn. In that time, I have seen the world change dramatically from an agrarian society to one where common words include terms like ‘global warming’ due to the pollution levels engendered by mankind’s activities in less than a couple of centuries. I have found my Mate, I have lost close family, and throughout, I have remained true to my promise to my Goddess."
"I harvest souls."
"My duty lies with my Goddess, who has tasked me with bringing her the souls of evil-doers. Strange how they seem a tad reluctant to pay for their evil. But there is more to my role than that. For all the evil in the world, there are innocents, and as the gatekeeper to the Underworld, not the Hell that modern religions would suggest, but a place of rest, my Goddess has charged me to bring those for whom a reward for their suffering is due. For them, there is the choice of rest, or rebirth. Most choose rest, and paradise for each is different."
"I was born Gabriel Black, although for the last few centuries, I have been known as Gavril Negrescu. These are our tales of my Mate and my Pack, our sorrows and our triumphs. Perhaps one day, evil will be no more. I am not holding my breath."
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About the Author
Jo Pilsworth's early introductions to reading included Greek, Roman and Egyptian legends. Teachers at St Anne's Convent School gave her a love of history, and a passion for the English language. Whilst at school, she started writing her first stories. Through NaNoWriMo, the love of writing was rekindled. It wasn't until a job change led to too many nights away from home in hotels, that she discovered the delights of online fan-fiction role play groups. The first group she joined wrote fan fiction based on characters in Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter world. When that group folded, having made friends with several of her co-writers, they agreed to join her writing the stories created from her love of myth and legend. The world of the Negrescu Cwn Annwn and the Anghelescu Hellhounds was born, and a firm friendship kindled with her co-authors, Tracy Andrews and Donna Kay. Distance has not proven a barrier to their writing, with to date, three novels published and material written for another four novels. The Hunter's Arrow Ltd was created as an umbrella to publish the stories Jo created with Tracy and Donna, along with a growing group of associate authors. Jo's most recent venture is Medved, a story written with Angela Keys, a talented role-play author based in Alabama. Also added to the growing list of titles are Merysekhmet and Toho, written with Kaitlyn Bosch, based on the Egyptian legends of Sekhmet and the jaguar/cougar legends of North and South America. Jo continues to work in the medical sales industry, and is supported in her writing endeavours by her husband of more than 25 years, David, and her son, David Jnr. Home has been the same house in a small village in Cambridgeshire, UK.