The love of two young men is forged in their struggle to survive against barbarian invaders.
This classic historical romance is set in the very depths of the Dark Ages, in the northeast of a country not yet known as England. The Romans have recently departed, though fragments of their world still linger on. The native Britons are being pressed back by the barbarian Angles from over the water, as they sail in on the east wind seeking new land to settle. Ronan and Bryn are two young men eager to defend their land against the invaders, but Ronan is a common freeman and Bryn the son of an overweening lord. The social differences divide them at a fundamental level, though each is powerully drawn to the other. Not until the invasion do Ronan and Bryn "find" each other, when Bryn's heritage is stripped away in a single night of battle, and only luck leaves him and Ronan alive in the dawn. As with his FORTUNES OF WAR and WHITE ROSE OF NIGHT, Mel Keegan conjures up an atmospheric tale in which love between men is forged in battles they must fight, hardships they must endure.
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About the Author
A self-confessed science fiction and fantasy devotee, Mel Keegan is known for novels across a wide range of subjects, from the historical to the future action-adventure ... but certainly MK is best known for the NARC series, featuring iconic characters Jarrat and Stone. Mel lives in South Australia with an eccentric family. From 1989 to 2001, GMP Ltd. in the UK issued the Keegan titles, and released eight original novels plus numerous reprints. In 1999, GMP was bought out -- twice! -- and the final owner of the old company was a magazine publisher (Millivres Publishing Group) which had, essentially, no interest in continuing the old paperback list. In short order the editorial staff was laid off and the writers were set free... You'd be surprised at the writers who were suddenly adrift without anchor or rudder! Keegan, Josh Lanyon, David Patrick Beavers, Chris Hunt, and others. Some of us have clawed our way back and are rebuilding careers which were badly damaged by the demise of GMP. Regrettably, others have vanished. Here's Keegan's current backlist (all titles published via GMP and Alyson, plus those in-the-works with Millivres at the time of the shut-down, plus all titles issued to date by DreamCraft: In GMP and Millivres: ICE, WIND AND FIRE NARC #1: DEATH’S HEAD (abridged) NARC #2 EQUINOX FORTUNES OF WAR STORM TIDE WHITE ROSE OF NIGHT AN EAST WIND BLOWING AQUAMARINE Breakheart (in Swords of the Rainbow, from Alyson) In DreamCraft: HELLGATE #1: The Rabelais Alliance HELLGATE #2: Deep Sky HELLGATE #3: Cry Liberty HELLGATE #4: Probe HELLGATE #5: Flashpoint HELLGATE #6: Event Horizon NARC #1: Death’s Head, complete and unabridged NARC #2: Equinox NARC #3: Scorpio NARC #4: Stopover NARC #5: Aphelion The Vampyre #1: Nocturne The Vampyre #2: Twilight Legends #1: The Winds of Chance Dangerous Moonlight The Deceivers Home from the Sea The Swordsman The Lords of Harbendane Mindspace More Than Human (with Jayne DeMarco) Tiger, Tiger Umbriel (with Jayne DeMarco) Windrage White Rose of Night (reissue) Fortunes of War (reissue) Aquamarine (reissue) Storm Tide (reissue) Shorter Stuff: Callisto Switch Breakheart (unabridged) Crimes of Passion Shadow and Flame Non-fiction and Poetry: The Hellgate Companion The Future According to Keegan Worms in the Big Apple Mel Keegan: 20 Poems During 2009, all titles are being made available in every possible ebook format, as well as paperback and hardcover. Visit MK OnLine or The World According to Mel, to join our mailing list ... we'll keep you posted!
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