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Troubador Trysts

Released: 01/08/2004

eISBN: 9781904744405

Format: eBook

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A tenuous peace exists between the Kelt tribes of southern Gaul and Massalia, a nervous Greek colony. The settlers brought by Ipheghenia, a High Priestess, and her husband Phyldatus have put their trust in Cleuenos, and ambitious chieftan.

Cleuenos' pledge to consolidate the peace with trade is closely bound with a promise to return troubled Gerwerith to her remote homeland. Yet Cleuenos is keeping something crucial concealed: tribal unrest is mounting... and what are his intentions for Andod, his hostage of honour?

If they are forced to take up arms, Ipheghenia must first find trust in Milos, her devious mentor of Delphi for strengths of another kind. Before their final journey into the unknown, many will venture into wild lands and unknown seas... Cleuenos to face the cost of ambition, Andod to prove himself, and Ipheghenia to suffer arcane enlightenment.

Following The Leave-Takers and Dream Thoughts in the epic trilogy 'Journey into Eta', in this tale of many trysts, they are about to face challenge and confrontation... with far-reaching consequences.

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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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