Tuesday 28 August 2018

New Release — The Du Lac Prophecy (Book 4 of The Du Lac Chronicles) By Mary Anne Yarde #KingArthur #Saxons #HistoricalFiction

The Du Lac Prophecy
(Book 4 of The Du Lac Chronicles)
By Mary Anne Yarde

Two Prophesies. Two noble Households. One throne.

Distrust and greed threaten to destroy the House of du Lac. Mordred Pendragon strengthens his hold on Brittany and the surrounding kingdoms while Alan, Mordred’s cousin, embarks on a desperate quest to find Arthur’s lost knights. Without the knights and the relics they hold in trust, they cannot defeat Arthur’s only son – but finding the knights is only half of the battle. Convincing them to fight on the side of the Du Lac’s, their sworn enemy, will not be easy.

If Alden, King of Cerniw, cannot bring unity there will be no need for Arthur’s knights. With Budic threatening to invade Alden’s Kingdom, Merton putting love before duty, and Garren disappearing to goodness knows where, what hope does Alden have? If Alden cannot get his House in order, Mordred will destroy them all.


Alan frowned as he took his seat. His hair was damp from the rain that continued to pour down from the heavens. Before answering the King, he reached for the mead and filled up a goblet. His actions were slow and seemingly deliberate. But no one could drag their gaze away from him, for Alan had been part of the Breton army since the age of twelve. He knew things that they did not. All eyes watched Alan as he took a sip of his mead. Alan sighed in appreciation of the mead, and then he looked at James. “If it were Philippe, you were really talking about, then I would agree. He is a weak king and an appalling ruler. You may well be victorious before the sun set. But Philippe isn’t whom you are talking about. Philippe is not your concern. He is nothing. A puppet king at best. However, Mordred is no easy foe. And he has eyes everywhere. He sees all. He will see you coming.”

“He didn’t see you coming when you rescued Lady Amandine,” James replied, and a few of the knights murmured their agreement with their general.

“Maybe he did,” Alan allowed with a shrug.

Merton, who had been absentmindedly studying the reeds that were scattered on the floor, looked up sharply at that statement for he had not been expecting it.

“Maybe it was all part of his plan,” Alan continued. “Maybe we are playing right into his hands. Maybe we will all die.” Alan raised the goblet to his mouth again.

Merton frowned, and he saw that Yrre’s expression reflected his own. Mordred’s influence was significant, but surely not so significant as to be able to influence his enemies’ decisions? Was Mordred so astute at King’s Table that he could predict his opponents move before they had even thought of it?

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Mary Anne Yarde

Mary Anne Yarde is the multi award-winning author of the International Bestselling Series — The Du Lac Chronicles. Set a generation after the fall of King Arthur, The Du Lac Chronicles takes you on a journey through Dark Age Briton and Brittany, where you will meet new friends and terrifying foes. Based on legends and historical fact, The Du Lac Chronicles is a series not to be missed.

Born in Bath, England, Mary Anne Yarde grew up in the southwest of England, surrounded and influenced by centuries of history and mythology. Glastonbury — the fabled Isle of Avalon — was a mere fifteen-minute drive from her home, and tales of King Arthur and his knights were part of her childhood.

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See you on your next coffee break!
Take Care,
Mary Anne xxx