My Heroine sees the very beginning of the transformation of Britain into Angle-land, and becomes a Queen in her own right, while she’s at it.
But that’s not the end. Over there on the continent, in what the Romans called Gaul, there is ‘Trouble at t’mill’.
What did she do next?
Well, I’m not going to tell you about her connection to those far-off lands past the White Cliffs, you’ll have to read that for yourself. Suffice to say, Our Warrior gets mixed up in one of the most remarkable events in history, the rescue of the ‘original’ Princess in the Tower!
Yes it really happened, and you can read about it in my book! (My version, anyway. Yay for me!)
If you like to think of it that way, it could even be that this story inspired some of the fairy tales which we all heard as children, who knows?
Then I decided to give my story a surprise ending. I was playing God after all, wasn’t I?
And again, I must (unsurprisingly) not give the game away by leaking the details, although my wife always reads the end of the book first. Dreadful! I hope none of you will do that!
So just get a grip on yourself, don’t surrender to curiosity and don’t look at the end till you get there!
At the front I decided to include things I would like if I were reading my own story, There’s a list of the names I’ve used, some historical and some which are my own, with their meanings and origins. There’s a family tree of some of the historical figures, so you can see how they fit.
Then there’s a map. Don’t you always love books with maps? Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, a map gives you a great idea of connections between the events in the book. So I decided to put one in so you can see where the story happens. With the map comes a list of the place-names, usually Roman, for those were the ones in use at the time, and what we call them now. Don’t say I’m not going out of my way to make you enjoy this book!
So, onto the next part of my blog where I explain something that is puzzling everyone who knows me. Watch out soon!