Thursday, September 2, 2010

Upcoming Release: The Dark Moon of Avalon by Anna Elliott

Anna Elliott's debut Arthurian novel Twilight of Avalon was well received when it was released last year. Anna has been hard at work and  it is nearly time for the release of her second novel, The Dark Moon of Avalon. The second book is released on September 14.

To celebrate, Anna Elliott has released a free short story set in the Twilight of Avalon universe, The Witch Queen's Secret. It's a perfect opportunity for those of you who have read the first book to reacquaint yourself with Anna's writing, and for those of us who haven't read it yet to get a taste!

Here are the details of the short story from Anna.
The Witch Queen's Secret: a free short story set in the Twilight of Avalon universe

The Witch Queen's Secret is available for free in various e-reader and printer compatible forms on my website here.  Or (because of Amazon policy) it's available for 99 cents on the Kindle store here.

The Witch Queen's Secret features a minor character from Twilight of Avalon, but it's self-contained; you don't at all have to have read any of the Twilight of Avalon trilogy to understand it.  A bit more about the story:

In the shadow of King Arthur's Britain, a young mother will need all her courage to save the Queen's castle from the hands of a traitor…

Dera owes Britain's former High Queen Isolde her life. But as an army harlot, the life she leads is one of degradation and often desperate danger, with small hope for the future either for Dera or for her small son.

Through a Britain torn by war with Saxon invaders, Dera makes her way to Dinas Emrys, last stronghold of Britain's army, to beg Queen Isolde's help once more. Isolde offers Dera a new life, both for herself and for her child. But when Dera and Isolde uncover a treasonous plot, Dera must leave her little boy and undertake a dangerous mission, the outcome of which comes to her as a stunning, but wonderful, surprise.

And as she risks her life, Dera also draws nearer to Queen Isolde's most closely-guarded secret: one that Britain's courageous witch-queen may be hiding even from herself.

You may like to check out the guest post that Anna Elliott did for us last year explaining why she loves Arthurian fiction and also there is a chance to win either Twilight of Avalon or The Dark Moon of Avalon over at Libri Touches

1 comment:

  1. I ove Arthurian fiction and am looking forward to starting this series. Does the short story make sense without having read the first novel?