Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk), Nook (Barnes and Noble) and at Smashwords! The paperback should be available later this month, just in time for Christmas.
In celebration, today I'm over at Sarah Woodbury's blog with a post on Owain Glyndwr and the Welsh War of Independence. Sarah writes time travel set in 13th century Wales, so be sure to check out her books, too.
Owain's story was actually the first historical novel I completed, over a decade ago. When my first agent was unable to find it a home, I set it aside and went to work on The Bruce Trilogy. This year, I resurrected the story of Owain Glyndwr because, like the other people I've written about, his was a life I felt that deserved more attention. Some historians have speculated that Owain Glyndwr emulated Robert the Bruce and adopted not only many of his military tactics, but also his wider political visions. Still, there are subtle, yet profound differences between the two historical figures.
While I leave you to ponder that, here's the synopsis:
For centuries, the bards have sung of King Arthur’s return,
but is this reluctant warrior prince the answer to those prophecies?
the year 1399, Welsh nobleman Owain Glyndwr is living out a peaceful
gentleman’s life in the Dee Valley of Wales with his wife Margaret and
their eleven children. But when Henry of Bolingbroke, the Duke of
Lancaster, usurps the throne of England from his cousin Richard II, that
tranquility is forever shattered. What starts as a feud with a
neighboring English lord over a strip of land evolves into something
greater—a fight for the very independence of Wales.
crude army of Welshmen against armor-clad columns of English, Owain wins
key victories over his enemies. After a harrowing encounter on the
misty slopes of Cadair Idris, the English knight Harry Hotspur offers
Owain a pact he cannot resist.
Peace, however, comes with a
price. As tragedies mount, Owain questions whether he can find the
strength within himself not only to challenge the most powerful monarch
of his time, but to fulfill the prophecies and lead his people to
freedom without destroying those around him.