Today on the blog, I’m delighted to be sharing news from Nancy Jardine, who is here to tell us about her upcoming new release, and a very exciting offer for her previous four books in the series (all of which I can highly recommend!).
Thank you for inviting me today, Jen, to share a little about Beathan The Brigante, the 5th book in my highly acclaimed Celtic Fervour Saga Series. My excitement is building since it officiallylaunches in 2 days with Ocelot Press, on the 20th Aug 2020. It will then be available in e-book and paperback from Amazon. It will also be distributed in paperback format via Ingram Spark for bookstore and library ordering.
Something different for your early readers is that the ebook versions of Books 1-4 in the Celtic Fervour Saga series are reduced to only 99p/99c/0.99euros each, for the 5 days prior to launch day in a Big Bonanza SALE! The link for my Amazon author page to get access to the ebooks is included below.
Book 5 brings one of the main concepts of the series to a full circle. In Book 1, The Beltane Choice, the Druid priestess Swatrega prophesies the birth of a son to Nara of the Selgovae, a son destined to become a famous tribal leader. At the end of Book 1, we learn of Beathan’s birth in early AD 72 – his name meaning ‘life’. Readers will find that life and survival is a recurring theme across the series, since the threat of domination by the forces of Ancient Rome never goes away.
As the series progresses, and time marches forward, Beathan’s Garrigill kin are forced to flee northwards to avoid the tyranny of Rome. We don’t read much of Beathan as he grows up, but at the end of Book 3 he is old enough to be involved in the pitched battle at Beinn na Ciche, between the Caledonian allies and the legions of the Ancient Roman General Agricola. Unfortunately, circumstances are not always favourable and readers find that Beathan is unaccounted for after the battle.
In Book 5, we find out what happened to Beathan after his capture by Roman auxiliaries, and what unfolds for him during the ensuing five years. However, Book 5 also continues the story of the Ancient Roman general, Gnaeus Iulius Agricola. It reveals that, for a while, the lives of Beathan and Agricola are intertwined. Agricola drags Beathan, and some other high-ranking hostages, in chains to Rome. He might intend to use them as collateral, but Agricola has his own enemies. Both Beathan and Agricola find honour and justice can be unexpected and surprising,
Book 5 is also about Beathan gaining revenge against his Roman abusers. Fulfilling the priestess Swatrega’s prophecy is a tall order when only seventeen, but Beathan is up to the challenge! It’s fitting that some happiness should befall him with the feisty Brigante warrior-woman Torrin, though it doesn’t come easily. But then finding lasting love is rarely simple for my Garrigill warriors!
The full circle aspect for Beathan is reuniting with his kin. I’ll leave that one as something to be revealed.
AD 85 Roman Empire
How can young Beathan of Garrigill – held hostage by General Agricola and dragged in chains to Rome – escape and wreak vengeance on his enemies?
Torrin is a strong-minded Brigante warrior-woman who forges her own future. She willingly takes care of him in a time of need, but her own plans are paramount.
Agricola’s career is in tatters. Attempts on his life are plentiful, having lost favour with Emperor Domitian. His gods have abandoned him, though assistance comes from a surprising source.
Will Beathan gain his freedom to return to his kin in Caledonia? Will Torrin be by his side? And how will Agricola survive without the emperor’s benevolence?
Beathan the Brigante is the fifth in the bestselling Celtic Fervour series.
Nancy Jardine writes historical fiction, time travel historical adventure and contemporary mysteries. When not writing or researching (a compulsion she can’t give up), she’ll be with her grandchildren, gardening, or reading novels. She loves to interact with her readers when regularly signing/ selling paperback versions of her novels at local Craft Fairs, and at larger event venues. She enjoys presenting author talks and gives formal presentations on her novels, and on Ancient Roman Scotland, to groups large and small.
She’s a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Scottish Association of Writers, the Federation of Writers Scotland, the Romantic Novelists Association and the Alliance of Independent Authors. She’s self-published with Ocelot Press.
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Nancy Jardine’s Amazon author page for viewing all available books is here:
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