It’s a great pleasure to introduce author Nancy Jardine to you today. She writes contemporary mysteries, historical fiction and time-travel historical adventure. Her current historical focus is an intriguing area of pre-history, Roman Scotland. Nancy’s research for her books involves keeping abreast of recent archaeological findings. Her latest novel on this fascinating slice of the past is Agricola’s Bane – published today.
Over to Nancy:
“Hello Alice, it’s excellent to be visiting your blog to share some exciting news with you and your readers.
Agricola’s Bane, the fourth book in my highly acclaimed Celtic Fervour Series, published with Ocelot Press, is now available to pre-order on Amazon (eBook launch 15th November 2018. Paperback launch event at a local Heritage Centre 22nd November)!
For fans of the series, Book 4 continues the tales of the Celtic Garrigill warrior clan, this time featuring Enya of Garrigill and Nith of Tarras. The date at the outset of Agricola’s Bane is mid-November AD 84 and the location is Caledon territory – modern-day Aberdeenshire in Scotland. The Late Iron Age tribal warriors, who have survived a very recent battle against the Ancient Roman armies, take refuge in the hills. General Agricola has continued to march northwards in his quest to claim even more territory for the Roman Empire, but he is thwarted – not just by local warriors, who continue to be adept at guerrilla warfare. Going near the Roman legions means risking being stabbed to death by a Roman gladius, but the Garrigill warriors must also evade the notice of the traitorous Vacomagi tribe, who have signed up for Roman coin!
Readers can enjoy the story just as much as a stand alone novel, but I’m hoping they will have their appetites whetted to find out more about other members of my Garrigill Clan!
Here is a little bit more about Agricola’s Bane:
AD 84 Northern Roman Britain
Nith of Tarras aids Enya of Garrigill in the search for her kin, missing after the disastrous battle at Beinn na Ciche fought between the Caledon warriors and the mighty Legions of the Rome. Enya soon has a heartrending choice to make – should she tread Vacomagi territory, swarming with Roman auxiliaries, to find her brother? Or head south in search of her cousin, who has most likely been taken captive by the soldiers of Agricola?
General Gnaeus Iulius Agricola, Commander of the Britannic Legions and Governor of Britannia, is determined to claim more barbarian territory for the Roman Empire by invading the whole island – but finds not all decisions are his to make. Has the goddess Fortuna forsaken him?
The adventures of the Garrigill clan continue…”
Thanks so much for being on the blog today, Nancy.
If you want to snap up a copy of Agricola’s Bane, get it here: http://mybook.to/ABsherenow
Nancy is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association, the Scottish Association of Writers, the Federation of Writers Scotland and the Historical Novel Society, her work has achieved finalist status in UK competitions.
She lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, with her husband but life is never quiet or boring since her young grandchildren are her next-door neighbours. She regularly child-minds them, those days being cherished and laughter filled.
You can find her at these places:
Amazon Author page http://viewauthor.at/mybooksandnewspagehere