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Troubador Rites

Released: 01/11/2006

eISBN: 9781905886036

Format: eBook

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Rites

The Kuklos Trilogy, Book 2

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When a man abandons everything he holds dear, he must have reason strong enough to bear his guilt. Andod accepts the blame – but when slowly revealed secrets uncover other truths, if he is to rebuild his life to honour without destroying everything he cherishes, he must counteract with guile.

Sickened by the blood feuding and obligations thrust on Andod, the legendary White Raven, chieftain of his tribe in Gaul, he is leaving. Brought there and trained by Greeks, he will first take his son to expose him to life in the wider world before deciding his own future.

By tribal law, in a year and a day, Andod’s wife, Gerwerith would be released from him if he did not return. And it was to Steo, his loyal friend and Druid advisor who had planned his leaving she would turn.

Leaving his tribe, his wife, family and high status to seek a better life, it was entanglement in divergent cultures and their rites that he learns more of himself, the world - and of women.

By the same author: Survival Days and Journey into Eta trilogy

The three novels of the Journey into Eta trilogy -- The Leave-Takers, Dream Thoughts and Trysts, were published in 2004.
The children's novel Survival Days, loosely linked to the trilogy, was published in October 2005 and awarded the 'Readers' Review' first 10/10 score!

Latest publications in The Kuklos Trilogy:
The White Raven and the Oak
Rites 20th November 2006
Forthcoming PublicationsClosing the Helix (2007)

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Margarett Mirley

A joyful, free ranging childhood in a small estuary town and long holidays in a remote woodland cottage gave her unforgettable and useful experience. Later, as the teaching head of an under resourced school overseas, laughter and solidarity brought her and her like-minded team through two wars, constant civil disturbance and unbelievable daily dramas. Her MBE in 1984 was likely for survival than the cited services to education. Later, in calmer days and a thriving school to hand over, she thought it time to explore the creative world within. That led to her first trilogy.

Since then she has been featured in a major article in Dawn's 'Books and Authors Review' and listed in their top English writers of Historical Fiction... for her huge Greek trilogy.

Following acceptance for several major awards, the resultant interest in the rights for a Greek translation would be a large undertaking if followed through. As well as book signings, she has addressed diverse forums, including schools, and talked on BBC Radio Essex about her books and writing. She has written articles for Writers News and Readers' Review Magazine, and was for many years the editor of a monthly community Courier. A member of The Royal Commonwealth Society, the English Speaking Union and recent Chairman of the local British Women's Association, charity fundraising remains an ongoing interest. Concerning that, she recently presented a recorded TV talk show with women on "The International Spirit of Christmas."

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