Welcome welcome welcome, Nancy, to the blog! You have some exciting news to share?
Thank you so much for inviting me to share the news about my new book launch on your blog – especially since today, 15th November 2018, is the official ebook online launch day!
Agricola’s Bane is the newest addition to my historical Celtic Fervour Series (published with Ocelot Press) that’s set in late first century A.D. Roman Scotland. It’s a time of great upheaval when the Ancient Romans invade the territories of the Caledonian tribes of northern Britannia.
Agricola’s Bane, Book 4, continues the tales of my Garrigill warrior clan, a series that’s been likened to a Clan Saga because there are recurring family members, who may be the main character of one book but a fleeting secondary character in another book.
Agricola’s Bane features Enya of Garrigill. Enya is a second generation member of my clan who some years before became refugees, having fled northwards when their Celtic Hillfort was invaded by Ancient Roman legions bent on death and destruction. The date at the outset of Agricola’s Bane is mid-November A.D. 84 and the location is Caledon territory (Modern-day Aberdeenshire, Scotland).
The Late Iron Age tribal warriors who survived a very recent battle against the Ancient Roman armies take refuge in the hills. The Ancient Roman General Agricola has continued to march northwards after the battle but finds that he is thwarted by local warriors who continue to be very adept at guerrilla warfare, and who confuse him with their unexpected tactics. Agricola is also at the mercy of his increasingly unstable Emperor Domitian who asks much more of Agricola than he wants to give.
Going anywhere near the Roman legions means risking a stabbing death under a Roman gladius, but when Enya and her warrior companions venture forth on a dangerous quest they find they must also evade the notice of the traitorous Vacomagi who have signed up for Roman coin!
AD 84 Northern Roman Britain
Nith of Tarras aids Enya of Garrigill in the search for her kin, missing after the disastrous battle at Beinn na Ciche fought between the Caledon warriors and the mighty Legions of the Rome. Enya soon has a heartrending choice to make – should she tread Vacomagi territory that’s swarming with Roman auxiliaries to find her brother? Or head south in search of her cousin who has most likely been taken captive by the soldiers of Agricola?
General Gnaeus Iulius Agricola – Commander of the Britannic Legions and Governor of Britannia – is determined to claim more barbarian territory for the Roman Empire, indeed plans to invade the whole island but finds not all decisions are his to make. It increasingly seems that the goddess, Fortuna, does not favour him.
The adventures of the Garrigill clan continue...
On the 22nd November, there will be a physical launch event at a local Heritage Centre in Aberdeenshire where the paperback versions will be available for launch-day signing.
BUY link (Amazon Pre-Order Universal Link which might need to be checked on the 15th launch day)
Nancy Jardine writes contemporary mysteries; historical fiction and time-travel historical adventure. Her current historical focus is Roman Scotland, an engrossing pre-history era because her research depends highly on keeping abreast of recent archaeological findings.
A member of the Romantic Novelists Association, the Scottish Association of Writers, the Federation of Writers Scotland and the Historical Novel Society, her work has achieved finalist status in UK competitions.
She lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, with her husband but life is never quiet or boring since her young grandchildren are her next-door neighbours. She regularly child minds them, those days being cherished and laughter filled.
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Writer of ghosts and devils and all things of mythological genesis. And sometimes, those things have a sense of humor...