The Slaves Of Autumn: A Tale Of Stolen Love In Ancient, Celtic Ireland (Paperback)
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An Irish king, desperate to save his clan, raids the Welsh coast for slaves and plunder. But when he steals Anwyn across the sea, her betrothed, a Roman patrician's son, vows to bring her back. Thus begins a saga transporting the reader to ancient, Celtic Ireland--a world of druids, warriors, kings, and early Christians.
A DESPERATE KING, A CLAN IN TROUBLE
In A.D. 408, 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. But Athairne receives a vision from the Great Light that conflicts with one from Dagda, the traditional god of their Celtic people, a vision that Macrath rejects. Then he breaks an age-old taboo. He raids the shores of Britannia for slaves and plunder.
SHE'S STOLEN ACROSS THE SEA
Anwyn looks forward to her marriage with Quintus, a Roman patrician's son. But when the men of her family's 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 him.
QUINTUS VOWS TO BRING HER BACK
When a distraught Quintus discovers his betrothed has been taken, he vows, no matter the danger, to bring her back. But she's now a slave in wild, untamed Hibernia, a land ruled by ancient tradition, by druids who sacrifice to pagan gods, where warriors run naked and screaming into battle, and where unwary travelers are enslaved or killed.
Against such obstacles, how can Quintus ever find his betrothed? Will he have to win her back from Macrath? Will the Great Light save the clan? Or will the red wolf undo everything?