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The Druid

Warrior Druid of Britain, Book 1
Narrated by: Nick Denton
Series: Warrior Druid of Britain, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
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Northern Britain, AD430

A land in turmoil. A village ablaze. A king’s daughter abducted.

In the aftermath of a surprise attack Dun Buic lies in smoking ruins and many innocent villagers are dead. As the survivors try to make sense of the night’s events the giant warrior-druid, Bellicus, is tasked with hunting down the raiders and thwarting their dark purpose.

With years of training in the old ways, two war-dogs at his side, and unsurpassed skill with a longsword, Bellicus’s quest will take him on a perilous journey through lands still struggling to cope with the departure of the Roman legions.

Meanwhile, amongst her brutal captors the little princess Catia finds an unlikely ally, but even he may not be able to avert the terrible fate King Hengist has in store for her.

This, the first volume in a stunning new series from the bestselling author of Wolf’s Head, explores the rich folklore and culture of post-Roman Britain, where blood-sacrifice, superstition, and warfare were as much a part of everyday life as love, laughter and song.

As Saxon invaders and the new Christian religion seek to mold the country for their own ends one man will change the course of Britain’s history forever....

....the Druid.

"Steven A. McKay's archetypal villains and heroes step vividly into the book from a mist-veiled past of legend to battle for the life of a princess and the fate of Britain. Dark age adventure at its gripping best." (Matthew Harffy, author of The Bernicia Chronicles)

©2018 Steven Alaric McKay (P)2019 Steven Alaric McKay

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Don't mess with this Druid!

Just listened to THE DRUID audiobook and loved it. Nick Denton’s narration is a treat, as he has fun with a wide range of accents as Bellicus journeys from Scotland to southern Briton and meets the Saxons. I listened to the 9hr audiobook in 4 days and it flew by. I had already bought the Druid ebook last year when it came out, but I’ve been waiting for the audiobook and it was well worth the wait.

Starting with the concept that the druids fled north of Hadrian’s Wall to escape Roman christianity, the story gets going straight away as Bellicus must rescue King Coroticus’s daughter Catia from Saxon raiders. The story, like McKays other books in the Forest Lord series, are inventive and filled with detailed characters. An outstanding adventure through post-Roman Briton and I’m looking forward to the next book.

Recommended.

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Please finish book 2!!!

Great story! It had me hooked from the start. I can't wait for the next one.