Friday, October 16, 2009

Review - A Land Beyond Ravens by Kathleen Cunningham Guler

Fifth century mastery spy, Marcus ap Iorwerth, enjoyed being the go-to man for ferreting out information. He is a master of disguise and was trusted by many for thirty years. But now he knows too much about everyone and one slip of the tongue can mean his death.

During this time if King Uther, Marcus constantly blends into the landscape to find answers to looming questions that give men power. Uther's teenaged son, Arthur, is next in line to the throne most people think will be available with Uther's pending death.

Marcus supports Arthur moving into his rightful place, however Marcus' wife's psychic visions forecast the toughest battle and not the most pleasant outcome.

Novelist Kathleen Guler presents a clear portait of this historical time period and the people who lived it. Her combination of verifiable research and use of myths from the time period are woven together to create a story from the perspective of other characters living in the time building up to King Arthur, Merlin, and the Knights of the Roundtable.

Kathleen Cunningham Guler is the author of the award-winning Macsen's Treasure series that includes Into the Path of Gods, In the Shadow of Dragons, and The Anvil Stone. She studied Celtic history and Arthurian legend for almost thirty years in the U.S. and Great Britain. She has published numerous articles, essays, reviews, short stories, and poetry.

A Land Beyond Ravens, the fourth and final book in the Macsen's Treasure series, is a recommended read for anyone interested in Arthurian legend, mystery, spy, adventure, or romance.

Title: A Land Beyond Ravens
Author: Kathleen Cunningham Guler
Publisher: Bardsong Press
ISBN: 978-0-9660371-6-6
Pages: 384
Price: $25.95

Reviewed for Allbooks Review

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