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The King Over The Sea

443 AD Tara, Ireland.“Be careful in your dealings with your uncles,” Maelon, pagan Irish prince and younger son is warned by his father, High King Niall. Aged twelve, he is sent from his home and everyone he loves to study for a priesthood he despises. In Wales, he befriends Maewyn Succus, later better known as Patrick. When Maelon’s father dies, his worst fears are realised; his school is destroyed. He is forced to flee deep into the mountains, where he becomes besotted by his flame-haired cousin, Dwynwen. She must marry whoever her Christian father, King Brychan, dictates.Dwynwen, Welsh patron saint of lovers and Saint Patrick of Ireland are well remembered, but Maelon’s name is long forgotten. Their fates are entwined by loyalty, betrayal and redemption. A Celtic love story that has echoed through centuries of re-casting, but was this the original?Historical fiction, perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Matthew Harffy and Peter Tremayne.

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Talgarth (1)
Tara (13)


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