I started writing historical fiction series, A Light in the Dark Ages, in 2015, with ‘Abandoned’.
This tells my story of ‘what happened next?’ in Britain following Rome’s final separation from its most northerly province in 410 AD.
My account of Bishop Guithelin giving up on local Briton chiefs and taking ship to northern France to beg the Christian King Aldren to come and claim the island for himself, is lifted from Geoffrey of Monmouth’s 1136 work, ‘The History of the Kings of Britain’. His mission results in Aldren’s maverick brother, Constantine, taking on the challenge – be careful what you wish for. Most other characters, including the half-Roman Marcus, are entirely fictitious.
Abandoned sets the ground work for a book series that encompasses the origins of the legend of King Arthur – thought to be a late fifth/early sixth century warrior leader who organised Briton tribes in defence of their island from creeping Anglo-Saxon colonisation.
As a series starter, the ebook of Abandoned has been discounted to just 99c/99p, and the paperback just £5.99/$6.99.
Amazon link – http://mybook.to/Abandoned
ibook/kobo/nook/other – https://books2read.com/Abandoned
Order books 1-4 in the series with one click via this Amazon book series page: http://mybook.to/DarkAgesSeries