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Monday 9 December 2019

☀☄✂ After Whorl Donning Double Cloaks: Celtic Fervour [3] - Nancy Jardine

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for After Whorl Donning Double Cloaks, a Historical Fiction Saga by (first published ; this second edition 19 April 2018, Ocelot Press, 294 pages).

This is the third book in the Celtic Fervour series.

Don't miss our interview with author Nancy Jardine.

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“…if the Celts are to achieve freedom from oppression, the rape of their lands, the slaughter of their people and hold fast to the dream of one day setting the might of the Roman Army to flight, they must stand and fight!”

AD 73 Northern Roman Britain

Brennus of Garrigill—Bran—monitors Roman activity across Brigantia. Stability prevails till AD 78 when Agricola, Governor of Britannia, orders complete conquest of all barbarians. Brennus heads north, seeking the Caledon who will lead the northern tribes against Rome.

Ineda treks northwards with her master, Tribune Valerius – supplies officer for Agricola’s Britannia campaigns. At Pinnata Castra, she escapes and seeks fellow Brigantes congregating for battle in the north. The Legions of the Roman Empire and the Caledon allies clash at Beinn na Ciche in AD 84, but where are Brennus and Ineda?

The adventures of the Garrigill Clan continue

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AD 80 North Roman Britain, Corstopitum Roman Fortress, Votadini Territory
     Ineda of Marske has been kept as a personal slave-woman by Ancient Roman Tribune Gaius Livanus Valerius since AD 73 and dragged all over Northern Britannia. Unable to escape, she has adjusted to her lot but rebels in her own way by feeding back troop movement information via a Brigante spy network. Lately Gaius’ attitude to her has been different and she’s had to be very wary…
     Gaius’ enthusiasm bore fruit. They had not even been at Corstopitum for five moons when his situation changed again. The fort walls were in place, the wooden storage buildings had been erected, and supply lines were well-established – though most of the transient troops still continued to inhabit a typical tented camp inside the walls. Ineda knew he was pleased with the constant daily movement of goods in all directions. Some paved roads had now been laid throughout Brigantia, and the road had been planned for southern Votadini territory. Agricola was adamant that all of his new northern routes be fully completed, as soon as possible. And for Gaius, that meant no hitches in forwarding supplies to the workers who made those roads appear. “Ineda!” Gaius strode into their rooms, his voice barely containing his urgency and enthusiasm. “Is it Dubv? Where is he?” Immediate concern for their son was her first thought, since she had not laid eyes on him for a while. “Do not fret. He is with Pomponius, looking over my new commands.” Dubv would be well looked after, since Pomponius doted on him, always praising his bright learning. “Then why are you here?” “Did you listen to what I just said, Ineda?” Her eyebrows formed a frown as she recalled what he had just said. Her pregnancy was to blame for everything lately, including (as far as she was concerned) her forgetfulness. After the raid near Bremetennacum she had miscarried one babe, and did not wish to lose another. Anxiety regarding the welfare of the latest child in her womb had made her over-fretful of many things. Had Gaius just mentioned commands? “You are no longer remaining at Corstopitum?” When she asked Gaius questions, she always asked about his whereabouts rather than their collective ones, even after all the time she had been with him. Gaius drew her into his arms and danced her around the room. “I have been given a temporary post as Tribune Militum of the Legio IX.” “Tribune Militum? The most senior tribune? But that is…” She had no words for the honour that was being bestowed on him. “Agricola has singled me out!” Gaius was rarely animated by anything recently, but this was a huge boost to his morale. Looking up into his face, she felt his repressed excitement when he bent down and gave her a fierce kiss. His need to touch her did not last long, though, because he let her go and strode around, his movements jerky and restless, eager to begin his new task that very moment. A new task that sent them south to Eboracum, where he helped organise the mobilisation of most of the Legio IX, and cohorts of the Legio XX for the march into Votadini territory. Ineda was learning many useful pieces of information, but still had no one to convey it to. Being inside the fort walls at Eboracum, as an almost-concubine of Gaius, was vastly different from the anticipation of achieving entry when she had been trading goods with Bran. Just the mere thought of Bran sent her into a pit of guilt and despair. Bran was gone…but then, so too was the Ineda he knew. She was certain Bran would hate the Romanised Ineda that she had become

"If the Celts are to achieve freedom from oppression, the rape of their lands, the slaughter of their people and hold fast to the dream of one day setting the might of the Roman Army to flight, they must stand and fight!"

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The Series: Celtic Fervour

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The Beltane Choice [1]

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AD 71 Northern Roman Britain

Lorcan of the Brigantes knows that unity of the northern tribes is essential when the Ancient Roman legions advance northwards to Brigantia. Yet, everything comes at a price. Using his captive, Nara, as a political bargain with the Selgovae comes with impossible stipulations. Battle at Whorl – Iron Age tribes against the Romans – is inevitable.

Will Nara have her Beltane choice?

The adventures of the Garrigill Clan begin…

[First published 15 October 2012; this second edition 19 April 2018, 259 pages]

After Whorl: Bran Reborn [2]

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“…the author brings the culture and society of Celtic Britain vividly to life - and in this book there is also an intriguing contrast with the ordered, militaristic lifestyle of the occupying Romans.”

AD 71 Northern Roman Britain

Ravaged at the Battle of Whorl, Brennus of Garrigill is irrevocably changed. He embraces a new identity as Bran, vowing to avert Roman domination of Brigantia. Though how, when he and Ineda – his healer’s granddaughter – are forced to labour for the Roman IX Legion? Trading with the usurpers provides opportunities for gathering information, but after they are attacked by a Roman patrol, Ineda cannot be found.

Distraught with her loss, can Bran find a new occupation?

The adventures of the Garrigill Clan continue…

[First published 26 November 2013; this second edition 19 April 2018, 261 pages]

Agricola's Bane [4]

A.D. 84 Northern Roman Britain

Nith of Tarras helps Enya of Garrigill in the search for her kin, missing after the disastrous battle at Beinn na Ciche fought between the Caledonian warriors and the mighty Ancient Roman legions. Enya soon has a heartrending choice to make. Should she tread Vacomagi territory that’s swarming with Roman auxiliaries to find her brother? Or, should she head south in search of her cousin who has probably been enslaved by the Romans?

The Commander of the Britannic Legions and Governor of Britannia – General Gnaeus Iulius Agricola – is determined to claim more barbarian territory for the Roman Empire, indeed plans to invade the whole island, but finds not all decisions are his to make. It increasingly seems that the goddess, Fortuna, does not favour him.

The adventures of the Garrigill clan continue...

In Book 4, the tales of the Garrigill Clan come to readers of the series via members of their second generation of Brigantes – their fight against the oppressive forces of the Ancient Roman Legions and their General Agricola a continuing and unending struggle.

[Published 30 Oct 2018, 328 pages]

About the Author

Nancy Jardine writes historical fiction; time-travel historical adventure; contemporary mystery thrillers; and romantic comedy.

She lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where life is never quiet or boring since she regularly child minds her young grandchildren who happen to be her next-door neighbours. Her garden is often creatively managed by them, though she does all the work! Her husband is a fantastic purveyor of coffee and tea…excellent food and wine! (Restorative, of course)

A member of the Historical Novel Society; Scottish Association of Writers; Federation of Writers Scotland; Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Independent Alliance of Authors, her work has achieved finalist status in UK competitions.

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1 comment:

Nancy Jardine Author said...

Thank you for posting such a fabulous promo spread! I really appreciate it, and love to get new readers of the Celtic Fervour Series.