Iron Blood & Sacrifice (The Sons of Beli Mawr)

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HISTORICAL FICTION

Other,17th Century or Earlier

Eifion Wyn Williams

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A rich and ancient, Celtic cocktail of political and religious turmoil, set alight by invasion and bloody conflict. Britain in 55 BC is a mysterious, unknown land on the very edge of the known world. The Roman General Gaius Julius Caesar; the scourge of the Gauls is on the very point of invasion.

Genre

Historical Fiction

Short Summary

The early, scene-setting chapters move between the two royal houses of Galedon and Albion (the old-enemies), at their Caers and their Duns in the North of Britain, and as news of Caesar’s destruction of their cousins in Gaul sweeps the country,


With their invasion in tatters, the Romans flee to the coast and to the deeply detested pebble beach on which they had landed. Pursued all the way, they just manage to escape the fatal embrace of newly discovered Prittania and its wild inhabitants in the remnants of their once proud invasion fleet.

Setting

Britain, Ireland, Gaul and Rome.

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Quest,Voyage and Return,Tragedy,Rebellion Against 'The One',Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Philosophical Questions,Meaningful Message,Other

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Prince Cadwy ap Cridas of Albion.

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Aspiring,Complex,Heartthrob,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Modest,Sexy,Patriotic,Religious,Blunt,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Visionary,Romantic,Sarcastic,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Princess Eirwen ferch Ederus of Galedon.

Age: 19

Gender:

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Charming,Complex,Confident,Crazy,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Heartthrob,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Sexy,Patriotic,Religious,Blunt,Selfless,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Romantic,Sarcastic,Secretive,Seductive,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

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Additional Character Details

Name: Gŵyr Brith Fawr, Chieftain of the mighty Gadwyr

Age:

Gender: Male

Role:

Key Traits:

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About The Author

I am a 61-year-old Welshman, brought-up in Snowdonia and by a family of teachers, historians and poets. My father, one of 11 children was the Headmaster of my infant and junior school. This was Llanllechid Primary in Rachub, a tiny stone and slate village situated high in the cold foothills of Snowdon, and above the small town of Bethesda. With so many Uncles and Aunts (four of whom were teachers) and countless cousins I was lucky enough to receive a proper Welsh education and imbued from infancy, with a deep and abiding love for our ancient and glorious history. My blind Taid (Grandfather) was an orator and storyteller of note, and I recall vividly our huge family squashed into the front parlour in Nain and Taid’s terraced house on Madoc Street, Porthmadoc. The whole family would be there listening to one of his historical tales, told with an elder-teacher’s love of his language, in a deep and musical baritone I can hear to this day. He was inspired to verbosity perhaps by his blindness, but you could tell he enjoyed it and so did all his listeners. I can still smell the coal fire and the whisky, the sweet sherry and the fragrant smoke that curled from his long pipe, as he spun wondrous images before our eyes, firing our already vivid imaginations with tales of dark Druids and magic, glimmering warriors like Lludd Llaw Ereint (silver-hand) and Lleu Llaw Gyffes (agile-handed), both of whom feature in these stories. Always dressed in a pinstriped three-piece suit, Taid would stand by the mantelpiece, puff his pipe and talk for hours whilst my brother and I would sit on the floor in one corner, completely entranced. He spoke of God-like, ancient warriors like Beli Mawr, even great Arthwr Fawr and a huge, terrifying giant called Yspaddaden Pencawr, who lived nearby and actually ate naughty children! This then was the foundation to my historical and cultural education, which is of course a never-ending process. I have been writing creatively for over forty years, and these truly ancient, largely untold stories have been simmering inside me for as long as I can remember.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Welsh and British, ancient history and culture. Celtic and Druidic history.

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Kindle

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available

No

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