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It is 2000 years ago in Western Scotland. Celtic villagers, ruled by gods and bedevilled by faeries, scratch a living from impoverished fields, as they have for centuries. Life is hard, but is about to get worse, much worse.A dead king returns with a warning of doom.Men collect maidens for sacrifice to a new god.A witch girl, Aileen, given an ancient bracelet, disappears in a flash of lightning. Could it be, as the Arch-Druid says, that evil is leaking into the land?Aileen is probably dead and in Below World, yet, against all reason, her father orders his sons - the young Druid, Lailoken, and the young but powerful warrior, Cynbel, - to find and return her within eight days. They must obey, even if their quest should take them to Below World, the land of the dead.An alluring young woman, Lilidh, soon joins the brothers, threatening the growing bond between them. Together they discover the malevolent being stirring in the depths of a black loch, the resurgent evil that threatens all who live and all who have died - even the faeries. Aileen's disappearance is only the start of the challenges that the three young people must face.Dragons, faeries, and an ancient bracelet of unknown power all play their parts in helping Lailoken the Druid, Cynbel the warrior and Lilidh battle the malevolent being trapped by the faeries a thousand years before and now, with the help of his dead, decaying servant, wreaking havoc on the world of the Scottish Celts. In fear for their lives though they are, the two brothers still find time to compete for the love of Lilidh.The Feeble Wight looms. She will bring death to Lailoken unless he returns his sister in just eight days...The adventures of Lailoken, Cynbel, Lilidh, and Aileen will capture you tightly until, lump in your throat, the dramatic ending releases you.With action, humour, and authentic detail of early Celtic life, this story of terror, love, and self-discovery in the face of evil brings the ancient Celts vividly to life.The Druid and the Bracelet - a truly original fantasy.
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Chris was born in 1946, in the bombed-out, grimy, and exhausted north England town of Bradford in Yorkshire. His father was an engineer, and his mother, surprisingly for the time and place, had a deep love of literature. Chris grew up with talk of the latest works by D. H. Lawrence and Dylan Thomas buzzing around the small house. Chris was always a storyteller. Even at a young age, he amused his friends with imagined tales of the mouse Sandeman and comrades. Later, in grammar school, his skill for amusing writing was commented upon, although not always appreciated by the teaching staff. Chris studied electronic engineering in London, meeting and marrying Valerie in 1969. He worked for several years in Hampshire, then when he was thirty-one, the couple left to live in California, where Chris enjoyed a successful career as an electronic engineer. The writer imprisoned in the engineer broke free upon his retirement in 2012, and Chris turned to writing fantasy novels. Chris still lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, enjoying mountain biking, piloting small airplanes, and, most of all, writing. He and Val have two adult daughters.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1516908864