Troubador The Sower of the Seeds of Dreams

Released: 01/04/2011

ISBN: 9781848766105

Format: Paperback

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The Sower of the Seeds of Dreams

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ROMAN BRITAIN: AD 368.

In the aftermath of the devastating barbarian invasions which came to be known as the Barbarica Conspiratio there is a soldier searching for a fortune in looted gold which a dying man told him lies hidden beneath the waters of a lake on the far side of the Great Marshes, many miles to the south of the Cotswold Hills where the story begins. There is a young priestess searching for a man who mysteriously disappeared a year before, hoping that by finding him she will restore her faith in the goddess she thought was protecting him. There is a small brass figurine of the sinister underworld goddess Hecate.

And linking all three is a story said to have begun with a girl picking flowers in a meadow in Sicily on a summer’s day long, long ago when the Ancient World was young.

The Sower of the Seeds of Dreams is set in those parts of the Roman province of Britannia Prima which were later to become Gloucestershire and Somerset. It is a stand-alone sequel to The Moon on the Hills (Matador 2009).

See Carla Nayland's 23rd July 2011 review of The Sower of the Seeds of Dreams, and also her review of its prequel, The Moon on the Hills, 20th April 2010.

http://www.carlanayland.blogspot.com
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http://www.billpageauthor.co.uk

Sir Read-A-Lot, http://sir-readalot.blogspot.co.uk

Historical Novels Review Online, http://www.historicalnovelsociety.org/hnr-online.htm, February 2012

Carla Nayland Historical Fiction, http://carlanayland.blogspot.com/2011/07/sower-of-seeds-of-dreams-by-bill-page.html, July 2011

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Bill Page

I have lived most of my life in South Worcestershire, within sight of the northern end of the Cotswolds, that line of distant blue hills of my childhood.

Later, in my teens, I would cycle the long miles south and climb the steep and narrow lanes that wound up to the undulating plateau of the hills.

With the help of a tattered old one inch to the mile Ordnance Survey map I travelled the lonely byways (as they were then), searching out the sites of Roman villas and settlements, and also the Neolithic barrows which must themselves have been familiar landmarks in Roman times.

And always it was the Fourth Century, that final century of Roman Britain, which particularly fascinated me, its air of elegiac mystery permeating those Cotswold landscapes.

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