A Coalition of Lions (Arthurian Sequence, Book 2)

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After the death of virtually all of her family in the battle of Camlan, Goewin--Princess of Britain, daughter of the High King Artos--makes a desperate journey to African Aksum, to meet with Constantine, the British ambassador and her fiance. But Aksum is undergoing political turmoil, and Goewin's relationship with its ambassador to Britain makes her position more than precarious. Caught between two countries, with the power to transform or end lives, Goewin fights to find and claim her place in a world that has suddenly, irrevocably changed. . . .

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Ethiopia and Eritrea were part of the wealthy and sophisticated civilization of ancient Aksum at a time when Britain had no central government to speak of. I hope my representation of sixth century Aksum in A Coalition of Lions will strike a light of interest in others. I hope someone will read my book and be driven to discover more about the history of the Horn of Africa, and, indeed, to discover more of all its current imperfection and progress.

There is another thing driving my storytelling, of course, and that is the characters I have created. I live, at all times, in two parallel worlds--the physical world of my own family, of my daily work and play in a city which calls itself "The Perfect Centre" of Scotland; and the imaginary world of my invented family, who happen to work and play and love and hate in the sixth century. They are with me as constantly as my real family, and I am compelled to tell their stories.

A Coalition of Lions picks up on characters who appeared in The Winter Prince, my first novel, and their tale will soon be continued in The Sunbird.

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Elizabeth Wein is an author of historical fiction for young adults whose novels include the Lion Hunters series and CODE NAME VERITY. She lives in Scotland.

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