In the Shadow of Dragons

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When the mysterious druid Myrddin Emrys, known in legend as Merlin the Enchanter, is certain the high king of Britain is in imminent danger of yet another assassination attempt, he summons iron-willed spy and master of disguise Marcus ap Iorwerth to unearth the conspirators and destroy their plots. Marcus reluctantly agrees to help after his wife Claerwen, driven by her otherworldly gift of visions, insists that she must accompany him on the quest.

It is soon discovered that Pascentius, the youngest son of an earlier and well-hated king, is allied with dreaded Saxon mercenaries and readily poised to reclaim his father's throne. But before Marcus and Claerwen can spoil his plans, a second conspiracy of personal revenge closes in on them. Falsely declared fugitives by the very ones they had sought to help, they become trapped in a labyrinthine intrigue between their accusers and the traitors. In a desperate race against time, they must endure hardship and profound personal loss, while pushing Britain towards freedom, peace, and the future that would become King Arthur's golden reign.

In the Shadow of Dragons continues the spectacular four-part Macsen's Treasure series, blending Dark Age Celtic history, Arthurian legend and extraordinary original characters into an unstoppable, heart-thumping adventure.

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Novelist Kathleen Cunningham Guler is the author of the multi-award winning Macsen s Treasure Series. She has studied Celtic history and Arthurian legend for almost thirty years in both the United States and Great Britain and has published numerous articles, essays, reviews, short stories and poetry. A descendant of the Celtic nations of Wales and Scotland, the author is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the International Arthurian Society.

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Answering a call from the druid Myrddin Emrys, also known as Merlin, master spy Marcus ap Iorwerth and his magically gifted wife, Claerwen, embark on a journey to discover the identity of a would-be assassin and track down one of Britain's legendary treasures. Continuing the historical fantasy begun in Into the Path of Gods, Guler brings a new interpretation to pre-Arthurian legends. Blending characters from myth with fictional men and women, she creates a richly detailed Arthurian adventure that belongs in most fantasy collections.
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