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Troubador Dream Thoughts

Released: 15/04/2004

eISBN: 9781904744146

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Dream Thoughts


A company of settlers nervously approach the ancient Greek colony of Massalia in Gaul. Far from their homeland and a very different life, they consider their options – led by Ipheghenia, a High Priestess of Delphi, and her husband Phyldatus, they must either adapt to colonial life, or seek fresh challenge in the unknown wilds beyond.

Before the first night is out, Ipheghenia is dismayed by the temple cult’s expectations of her, Phyldatus by hints of unrest, and everyone by the challenge of Cleuenos, a dynamic tribal chief who questions their right to settle.

While the interior attracts, to explore further they must trust the tribes – but others are also seeking them out. Someone, somewhere, is playing false. Should they put their trust in Cleuenos? He is more than he first appears – as is Ipheghenia – and both have veiled intent and their own personal trials.

Following The Leave-Takers, in this the second tale of the epic ‘Journey into Eta’ trilogy, the spirited company come into their own with opportunity to make independent fresh lives. Though the old bonds hold strong, they must now prepare to face and survive the challenges ahead to meet their own desires and expectations of a better life.

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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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