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Book #giveaway ~ The Du Lac Chronicles #Anniversary
timeless saga of love and betrayal, it has rivalry and treachery enough for any
‘Game of Thrones’ aficionado..."
Tony Riches, author of The Tudor Trilogy.
The Du Lac Chronicles
Mary Anne Yarde
A generation after Arthur Pendragon
ruled, Briton lies fragmented into warring kingdoms and principalities.
Eighteen-year-old Alden du Lac ruled
the tiny kingdom of Cerniw. Now he half-hangs from a wooden pole, his back
lashed into a mass of bloody welts exposed to the cold of a cruel winter night.
He’s to be executed come daybreak—should he survive that long.
When Alden notices the shadowy
figure approaching, he assumes death has come to end his pain. Instead, the
daughter of his enemy, Cerdic of Wessex, frees and hides him, her motives
Annis has loved Alden since his
ill-fated marriage to her Saxon cousin—a marriage that ended in blood and
guilt—and she would give anything to protect him. Annis’s rescue of Alden traps
them between a brutal Saxon king and Alden’s remaining allies. Meanwhile,
unknown forces are carefully manipulating the ruins of Arthur’s legacy.
What is on
your bucket list?
Write a book and publish it.
always at the top of my wish list.
On the 21st
February 2016, I finally ticked that box.
A year on
and I invite you to celebrate that milestone with me. I am giving away one
signed paperback copy of The Du Lac Chronicles. To be in with a chance to enter all you
have to do is caption this picture!! (leave your comments
below). The winner will be announced on the 28th February 2017. Good Luck!
Extract from The Du Lac Chronicles
informed my bride to be had absconded with an escaped prisoner. I did not
realise the prisoner was you.”
could be a little more pleasant, considering you are in my country and you are
hoping to convince me to loan you a boat. I have a good mind to send you back
the same idea.”
Well, I can’t say I am surprised. What happened to your arm?”
thought Alden would refuse to answer but then he sighed heavily, as if he was
fed up with the hostility. “A wound, courtesy of Oeric's archers.”
loose at you?”
would have thought? And them being such good allies of mine and everything.”
your sarcasm is going to get you killed.”
sarcasm? I have thought of many reasons why Wessex wanted me dead, but I never
considered sarcasm. Thanks for clearing that up.”
N.N.Light Award for Best Romance 2016
Bronze Medal Winner -- Circle Of Books Rings Of Honor Awards 2016
Semifinalist -- The Golden Box Book Publishing Golden Book Award 2017
"I can honestly
say that this is one of the best books I have ever read as it combined many of
the elements I love. It had forbidden romance, daring heroes, a road trip,
court intrigue, war, sword fights and a medieval time setting with horses,
knights and honour.........what more could you want?"
Melinda Howard, Netgalley Professional Reads, Top
#100 Goodreads reviewer.