~ Trekking through Time ~

Joyce Holt

author of historical fantasy

Cover copy for   HERO'S   SHIELD            

Otherworldly creatures prowl the wildwoods that cloak the Isle of the Mighty. Rome once claimed this land, calling it Britannia, but they fled decades ago.

Native Bryts rose again to power. Across the mountains and moors now rule thirteen kings.

No longer thirteen. Twelve. Eleven.

Unknown to those in the west, two kingdoms in the east have fallen to Angul hordes -- invaders who hunger for even more land.

Blocking their path into the mountainous west stands one headstrong young woman -- Gwen ferch Draig, daughter of heroes, nimble of foot and tongue, confident of her prowess with the sword, revelling in her parents' legacy of courage.

But among the first invaders comes a ruthless sorceror wielding magic stolen from the Fair Folk. How can Gwen defend her folk when stripped of every strength and skill?

"A feisty heroine with a brave heart and a lust for adventure distinguishes this historical sword-and-sorcery fantasy...

"A tale of fantasy in which magic, folklore, and history are seamlessly interwoven."*

                        *Publishers Weekly, an independent organization