Britain AD 593 - Roman rule has long since ended. After years of chaos, Anglo-Saxon kingdoms now dominate most of the island, with the native Britons driven out or enslaved in their own lands. But rumours whisper that Merlin the Sorceror has returned to unite the Britons and defeat their hated enemy...
Meanwhile, fourteen-year-old Morcar daydreams of battles and heroic deeds. However, when his village is attacked, Morcar is forced to venture into the wild - and there he must confront a danger that threatens to destroy his people.
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About the Author
I am the author of the Tree of Life series of fantasy books and This Sacred Isle, an epic historical fantasy set in Dark Age Britain. I live in Suffolk, England with my wife, daughter and cat. My writing reflects my love of history and mythology, especially the folktales and legends of the British Isles. My literary influences include the works of Mervyn Peake, Charles Dickens, J.R.R. Tolkien, Richard Adams and George Orwell. The Tree of Life trilogy (comprised of The Map of the Known World, The Ordeal of Fire and The Last Days) was originally published between 2007 and 2012. A new boxset edition of the trilogy is now available. I am currently in the planning stages of my next novel, a SF story called 'Second Sun'. Aside from writing, I enjoy reading a wide range of books, watching films, visiting museums and art galleries, and spending time with family and friends. I also support Ipswich Town Football Club - sadly not always an enjoyable experience...