Myths of the Modern Man

Myths of the Modern Man

by Jacqueline T. Lynch

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A late 21st century time traveler battles bards, druids, warrior queens, and Roman cohorts for survival during the Celtic rebellion against the Romans in Britannia, 60 AD.

Time traveler John Moore's fate is determined by four women: the Celtic warrior queen Boudicca; Tailtu, a gentle slave purchased from another clan; Dr. Eleanor Roberts, a severe, jealous and brilliant woman who spearheads the time travel mission; and enigmatic Dr. Cheyenne L'esperance, herself a time traveler from an even more distant future. Moore's mission to survive three battles against the Roman legions coincides with survival tactics and backstabbing in the modern government department. The savage past clashes swords with the desperate future in a time continuum of treachery.

Dr. Eleanor Roberts is Moore's chief antagonist, but reluctant ally. They are both concerned about being sold out for the ultimate military use of the Time Dimension Study. Dr. Roberts and Moore are joined in the mission by Dr. Ford, an historian more interested in self preservation than preserving history. Dr. Ford and Dr. Roberts are romantically involved, but Dr. Cheyenne L'esperance, a mysterious newcomer to the agency, turns their union into a triangle.

Moore encounters Cailte, a warrior bard of Boudicca's tribe, and Taliesin, a druid acolyte. They are his sponsors into Boudicca's inner circle. He meets Nemain, the high druid priest, jealous of his position and power, willing to kill to keep it. Dubh is a clan chieftain, of boundless energy and bloodlust. Cailte's servants include a woman whom Moore grows to love, and a boy, both taken as slaves from other tribes. They become his surrogate family. When Romans burn Boudicca's village, whip her like a criminal and rape her daughters, her retaliation on Roman settlements drags John Moore into a whirlpool of revenge that echoes through the centuries, and from which only the bitter partnership of Dr. Roberts and Dr. L'Esperance can save him.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012457257
Publisher: Jacqueline T Lynch
Publication date: 04/29/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 212
File size: 656 KB

About the Author

Jacqueline T. Lynch’s novels are available as ebooks from, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. Several of her plays have been published and produced around the U.S., Canada, and one of which was translated into Dutch and performed several times in the Netherlands. Her ONE GOOD TURN premiered as a winner of the 2011 Northern Kentucky University Y.E.S. Festival. Her one-act play IN MEMORY OF TRIXIE GAZELLE was chosen as a winner in the 2010 Nor’Eastern Playwright’s Showcase of the Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre in Rutland, Vermont. She has published articles and short fiction in regional and national publications, including the anthology “60 Seconds to Shine: 161 Monologues from Literature” (Smith & Kraus, 2007), North & South, Civil War Magazine, History Magazine, and writes Another Old Movie Blog and New England Travels blog.

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beckvalleybooks More than 1 year ago
An intriguing and a refreshing change, a novel about time travel both from the future and into the past. When John Moore wins the contest to be the subject of the trial he is transported back into the time of Boudicca. Whilst he is on his mission a stranger appears in the research facility which sent John on his mission but who is she? And what is her role ? The author has shown a lot of research throughout the story, the descriptions of how the people lived, traveled and most of all survived is first rate . Whilst John Moore is on his mission the emotions and stress that are felt back in the lab, as well as the tension between the researchers and the directors on the outcome of the mission which will affect future funding, is excellent and truly believable. The narrative is fast paced, full of excitement and adventure, which keeps the reader enrapt . As John Moore is transported back in time the excellent descriptions make you feel that you are sat right beside him taking everything on board and traveling alongside him on his journey . The characters that he meets are brought to life excellently and the roles and status that their hold in their lifetime are accurately portrayed . This is the second book that I have read by this particularly author, both being totally different but the author style of writing involves and hooks the reader from page one.