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A New Arthurian Trilogy

posted Sep 5, 2011, 2:41 PM by Gordon Doherty   [ updated Jan 27, 2015, 3:39 AM ]
At the recent Lanark History Festival I met with fellow author Simon Lister. I was intrigued by the concept of his books - an Arthurian trilogy set in a future dark age when the Britain is very different yet very similar to post-Roman Britainnia. I haven't read them yet but am looking forward to exploring this world.
 
Shadow Lands is set in a new Dark Age, thousands of years after a catastrophic event, where the world no longer revolves on its axis and where summer is six months of daylight, and winter six months of darkness.
 
Everything that we are familiar with in the modern world was lost in the disaster and those few who survived grew to live much as people did in 5th Century Britain with the ruins of ancient cities
being no more to them than the evidence of ancient myths. The catastrophe that unleashed such chaos, and brought Mankind to the brink of extinction, also released Merdynn from his long
spellbound imprisonment and for millennia he struggled to help keep the flame of Man alive while he searched for the ancient bloodline of legend.
 
As the increasing threat to Britain grew he despaired of ever finding the link to the past until the day he came across the remains of a raided village. There were only two survivors, a boy and a girl. Forty years later Britain stands against the darkness and that boy now leads the strongest war band in Britain.
His name is Arthur.

And war is sweeping out of the East.
 
The legend of Arthur continues. Read the first chapter and order your copies at:
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