The Slaves Of Autumn

Will the Great Light save Macrath’s clan? Or will the red wolf undo everything?
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Will the Great Light save Macrath’s clan? Or will the red wolf undo everything?

Book Description:

In A.D. 408, an Irish king desperate to save his clan raids the Welsh coast for slaves and plunder. But when he steals Anwyn across the sea, a Roman patrician’s son embarks on an impossible quest to bring her back.

Macrath will do anything to save his clan, a people cursed after the red wolf appeared to him three years ago. When he returns from a disastrous raid, he pleads with Athairne, an outcast druid, for help. Athairne receives a vision from the Great Light that conflicts with one from Dagda, the traditional god of their Celtic people. But Macrath rejects the vision. He breaks an age-old taboo. He raids the shores of distant Britannia.

Anwyn’s a spunky lass looking forward to her marriage with Quintus, a Roman patrician’s son. But when the men of her family’s Welsh villa leave to seek help from the departing Roman legions, Macrath’s raiders steal her into slavery across the sea. Gradually, as Macrath shows her kindness and she realizes she’ll never see home again, she develops feelings for her captor.

When a distraught Quintus discovers his love has been stolen, he sets sail with men and weapons. He’s a skilled swordsman, but no one has ever returned from Hibernia, a wild and untamed land ruled by treacherous druids, powerful kings, and warring clans. They live and they die by the sword. They kill or enslave foreigners. And they sacrifice to pagan gods. Yet he vows to bring her back.

From the shadows comes the red wolf. Half again as large as any earthly carnivore, is it a supernatural creature as some claim? Macrath blames it for cursing his clan. Having tasted the blood of men, it now stalks both Macrath and Quintus.

Against such obstacles, how can Quintus ever find his betrothed? Even then, will he have to win her back? Will the Great Light save Macrath’s clan? Or will the red wolf undo everything?

The Slaves Of Autumn is not only a love story set in history, but a tense action adventure, an epic saga that will transport the reader from wealthy Roman villas to the thatch-roofed villages of ancient Celtic Ireland, and its world of deceitful druids, sword-wielding warriors, powerful kings, and early Christians.

I received a free advanced copy of this book. This is my review of the book. It is a tale that incorporates some neat customs and history of the Celtic society. The human history of the way clans and tribes related to each other was a reminder of how far we as a society have come. The story is about a stolen love of a young couple and the trials and difficulties in attempting to bring them back together. As a person that enjoys learning about customs of different peoples around the world, this book locked in my attention within the first few pages. I would tell anyone that this book is a great read. I look forward to seeing what else this author comes up with next.

-- Lynn S.

Mark E. Fisher (Author)

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Mark wrote his first twelve pages at the age of ten, complete with drawings of a prairie fire, Indians, and a stampede. More recently he’s written novels of Christian historical fiction set in ancient, Celtic Ireland in the time of St. Patrick. He’s also written a fantasy trilogy for young adults and fantasy lovers of all ages in an early medieval setting. Mark was born in Pennsylvania, went to school in Troy, New York, lived in Illinois, and settled in Minnesota. He’s worked at welding rails for the railroad, as a quality control inspector in an auto glass factory, at administering Public Aid in Illinois, and finally, at programming communications microcode for IBM business computers in Minnesota. Mark owns a four-year-old miniature Australian shepherd, who, to keep her family from going insane, insists upon three walks daily, plus plenty of time chasing toys. Mark and his wife like to travel, with recent trips to Japan, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Ireland, Italy, France, and Switzerland. Sometimes, when traveling, story ideas seek him out. When he’s not walking his dog or traveling, he’s at his desk writing.

I received a free advanced copy of this book. This is my review of the book. It is a tale that incorporates some neat customs and history of the Celtic society. The human history of the way clans and tribes related to each other was a reminder of how far we as a society have come. The story is about a stolen love of a young couple and the trials and difficulties in attempting to bring them back together. As a person that enjoys learning about customs of different peoples around the world, this book locked in my attention within the first few pages. I would tell anyone that this book is a great read. I look forward to seeing what else this author comes up with next.

-- Lynn S.

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