Thursday, October 15, 2015
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Publication Date: October 15, 2015
Paperback; 326 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Leaving? What is that? It means nothing. While the heart remembers there is no leaving.
Welshman, Dai, a trader, and his motley band of fellow-travellers have landed in Venice, their welcome marred by a vicious quarrel on the quayside. It is an omen of troubles to come. Here, men are tortured to death at the pointing of a suspicious finger. In the English Fens, Edgar and Agathi face an incomer intent on stealing their inheritance.
In Wales, Edward the English king is stamping hard on a proud people dangerously outnumbered. Intent on finding her English grandfather – Will the Wordmaker – Kazan, as her companions know her, will need all her talents and wiles simply to stay alive.
Half a year later, where the River Mawddach reaches the Irish Sea, where Will began his journey, an ending is reached … and for Sophia, the storyteller’s granddaughter, a new beginning.
A thrilling picaresque adventure in storytelling from the author of Flint and The Storyteller’s Granddaughter.
“Draws the reader into a stark, beautiful, dangerous medieval world, so rounded out and tactile that I believed I was there.” – Historical Novel Society, ‘Editor’s Choice’
Margaret Redfern was born in Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire. She is a BA graduate of Lancaster University and MA graduate of University of Wales Trinity Saint David. She has lived in Turkey, Wales and England and currently lives in Lincolnshire. She has been a teacher of English Literature and Language for much of her life and has also written for IPC magazines and Bauer Publications. She currently contributes to Pembrokeshire Life and Down Your Waymagazines.