The White Mare

The White Mare

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AD 79 and Agricola, the ruthless governor of Roman Britain, is turning his attentions to the last unconquered territory in Britain - Alba, Scotland. Rhiann is a courageous and beautiful Scottish princess and priestess scarred by her violent past. Of noble blood, she faces what for her is the ultimate sacrifice - a forced marriage - to protect the freedom of her people. Eremon is an enigmatic Irish prince in exile, who must seek an alliance elsewhere to regain his throne. Will he prove himself to be the man who can unite the squabbling Celtic tribes against the more ominous threat of Rome? With war and chaos looming for her people, Rhiann finds herself drawn into an unexpected journey of the spirit and heart, which will reveal the true purpose of her life. THE WHITE MARE is the first novel in the Dalriada Trilogy and marks the arrival of an outstanding new talent in historical fiction. In the grand tradition of the historical epic, it is a tale of heroic deeds, of kinship and kingship, and the struggle for power, honour, freedom, and more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 148 x 232 x 38mm | 698.54g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
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  • 0752860178
  • 9780752860176

About Julie Watson

Jules Watson was born in Australia to English parents and later married a Scot. She came to fiction via archaeology and public relations, working most recently as a freelance writer in England. She and her husband divide their time between the United Kingdom and more

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'A fine historical epic' WOMAN'S OWN 'It requires a special sort of imagination to create a a plausible vision of Britain at the itme of the Roman conquest. Jules Watson's White Mare, the first in an epic trilogy of life in Celtic Britain, rises effortlessly to the challenge.' DAILY EXPRESS 'It's a sweeping tale of the struggle for love, honour, freedom and power.' W.I. HOME & COUNTRY 'In the grand tadition of the historical epic, this is a tale of heroic deeds, kinship and kingship. Truly sumptuous reading.' LANCASHIRE EVENING POST 'This fresh and interesting page turner is a confident and assured debut.' HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEWshow more

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4 35% (565)
3 24% (382)
2 8% (122)
1 3% (52)
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