At last, the haunting sequel
to Morgan Llywelyn’s phenomenal epic Druids.
The Greener Shore unfurls the story
of a brave and mystical people who learned to manipulate the forces of nature—in
order to control magic.
As druids in Celtic Gaul,
they had been the harmonious soul of their tribe, the Carnutes. But when Julius
Caesar and his army invaded and conquered their homeland, the great druid
Ainvar and his clan fled for their lives, taking with them the ancient
knowledge. Guided by a strange destiny, they found themselves drawn to a green
island at the very rim of the world: Hibernia, home of the Gael.
Here they would depend for
survival on an embittered man who had lost his faith—and a remarkable woman who
would find hers. Burning with hatred of the Romans, Ainvar can no longer
command his magic. But his mantle falls on unexpected shoulders. In a
beautiful, war-torn land of numerous kingdoms and belligerent tribes, Ainvar
and his beloved wife, Briga, struggle toward an uncertain future. Their
companions include the volatile Onuava, widow of their fallen chieftain;
Lakutu, Ainvar’s dark and mysterious second wife; Ainvar’s son, Dara, who seems
more drawn to poetry than to combat; and the “Red Wolf,” the young warrior who
is as close as kin and is determined to find Ainvar’s missing daughter.
Other forces are at work in
Hibernia as well—the spirits that haunt the island, forces older than even the
magic of the druids. Through them Ainvar seeks his redemption … as Briga seeks
her rendezvous with history.
Filled with the deep feeling,
stunning detail, and rich characters that made Druids a masterwork, The
Greener Shore is a superb saga of an amazing world and its wondrous
ways—a much-awaited novel that will delight all the devotees of this admired
author. Download and start listening now!