"The story line is fast-paced and filled with non-stop action"
In 470 AD, Druid Priest Myrddin "Merlin" Emrys visits
Marcus ap Iorwerth at the latter's home in Dinas Beri,
Gwynnedd to obtain his best spy's special services because
a major conspiracy to kill the High King has surfaced.
However, Marcus' wife Claerwen, gifted with the sight of
visions, insists she must accompany her beloved spouse on
his quest to stop the assailants. Marcus acquiesces to
Claeri and accompanies him on the dangerous mission in
which payment is in goods for his clan.
Marcus and Claeri soon discover that Pascentius, the
son of dead King Votigern, is leading the plot to unseat
the king. Pascentius is using Octa and his Saxon
mercenaries and has control of Macsen's Spearhead, one of
the items that make up the legendary High King's five piece
Macsen's Treasure set, to validate his claim to the
throne. However, before Marcus and Claeri can stop
Pascentius, someone cleverly sets the intrepid duo up as
fugitives, forcing the couple to prove their innocence.
Book two in the Macsen's Treasure series, IN THE SHADOW
OF DRAGONS continues the romantic saga of pre-Arthur
Britain. The story line is fast-paced and filled with non-
stop action that enables readers to glimpse a troubled
nation. As with the first novel, INTO THE PATH OF GODS,
this tale belongs to the lead characters, Marcus and
Claeri. Their bravery and devotion to their country and to
one another provide a strong anchor for a powerful tale.
Kathleen Cunningham Guler is quite a bard with refreshing
look at the Arthurian legend.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 31, 2001