Category: Romance, Sagas & Historical / General
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 19 February 2009
Number of pages: 480
The powerful new timeslip novel from the worldwide bestselling author of Lady in Hay, in which the fate of a young woman becomes entwined with the extraordinary history of a Celtic princess. Jess, a young teacher in London, is attacked by someone she fears knows her well. Fleeing to her sister's house in the Welsh borders to recuperate, she is disturbed by the cries of a mysterious child. Two thousand years before, the same valley is the site of a great battle between Caratacus, king of the Brtitish tribes, and the invading Romans. The proud king is captured and taken as a prisoner to Rome with his wife and daughter, the princess Eigon. Jess is inexorably drawn to investigate Eigon's story, and as the Welsh cottage is no longer a peaceful sanctuary she determines to visit Rome. There lie the connections that will reveal Eigon's astonishing life - and which threaten to reawaken Jess's own tormentor. Barbara Erskine's ability to weave together the past and the present, shedding light on a real but little-known figure, makes this a tremendous novel of Roman and Celtic history, passion and intrigue.
What the papers say:
Praise for Barbara Erskine The Warrior's Princess: 'An engrossing race against time' Woman and Home 'This is one of the most gripping page-turners I've read' Sun Barbara's many bestsellers: 'A riveting timeslip novel' Fanny Blake 'Her forte is mood, atmosphere and the toe-curling frisson' Elizabeth Buchan, Sunday Times 'Stephen King meets Ruth Rendell' Frank Delaney 'Barbara Erskine's storytelling talent is undeniable' The Times 'Erskine's novels offer the reader an intriguing and interesting insight into the day to day lives of women who lived many centuries ago, and whilst the story itself is ficiotn, the characters and places are mainly based on fact, as are some of the events that took place. Erskine is a great historian and by using thses facts in novels she is introducing many people to life long ago.' Crimesquad.com
A historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of many bestselling novels that demonstrate her interest in both history and the supernatural, plus three collections of short stories. Her books have appeared in at least twenty-six languages. Her first novel, Lady of Hay, has sold over two million copies worldwide. She lives with her family in an ancient manor house near Colchester and in a cottage near Hay-on-Wye.
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