Celtic heroes seize the moment and revel in life. Join them in their struggles and triumphs. What makes a man? Is it his age, or his size, or his mettle? Meet a man of seven years that thousands of men swore sword fealty to. A prophesy about honor is fulfilled by a boy who found a signet ring and returned it to the McLeod clan. A boy dreaming of honor, riches, and glory in far off lands gets more than he bargained for. Find out about the sword that only belongs to heroes. These Celtic people lived exciting lives. For a little while step into the past of your ancestors. Be a part of the daring with a sword and a brain.
1868 Ottawa D’Arcy McGee is assassinated. As John A. Macdonald cradles his friend’s bloody head, he blames transplanted Irish terrorists: the Fenian Brotherhood. Within a day, Patrick James Whelan is arrested. After a show trial, Whelan is publicly hanged. That much is history. Did Whelan do the deed? What if Clara Swift, a mere slip of a girl, sees the trace-line of a buggy turn off Sparks Street, moments after the murder? What if housemaid Clara understands her dead mentor’s shorthand, and forges an unlikely alliance with the Prime Minister’s investigator? And ends up being trusted by the condemned man’s wife — and by Lady Agnes Macdonald . . . Celtic Knot. It’s reimagining a crisis that tested a nation. It’s history with a mystery. It’s A Clara Swift Tale. And it all begins with a shot in the dark.
A Sherlock Holmes Adventure: Introducing Tessa Wiggins the Irregular Detective
Author: Kim Krisco
Pubpsher: Andrews UK Limited
An enigmatic jewelry case, holding human remains, arrives at the cottage of Sherlock Holmes, enticing him from his retirement refuge in the Sussex Downs. Holmes sets out on the trail of the murderer taunting him, joining forces with one of his former Baker Street irregulars, Tessa Wiggins. The two find themselves battling forces arising from a time before England was a country - when the Celts were fighting for survival. Though set in 1919, The Celtic Phoenix is steeped in the enigmatic culture of the ancient Celts who reigned over much of Europe three thousand years ago. It was a time when the bond with Nature was strong... when people walked in the old ways... and when women were the equals to men as warriors, priests, and poets. The Celtic Phoenix is the journey of three women who rise from the ashes of their past like fearsome phoenixes and shake the rational foundations upon which Sherlock Holmes built his life and career.
Release on 2000 | by Alan Lane,Ewan Campbell,Justine Bayley
An Early Dalriadic Capital
Author: Alan Lane,Ewan Campbell,Justine Bayley
Pubpsher: Oxbow Books Limited
The kingdom of Dal Raita emerged in Argyll in the early centuries AD, after the Romans had abandoned Scotland. Unlike the Picts to the North and the British Celtic tribes to the South, the rulers of Argyll were Gaelic speakers who had crossed the sea from Ireland. This book describes the results of new excavations at Dunadd, the rocky hill on which these early Scots built a citadel. The authors also review past research at the site, and discuss what we know of Dalriadic society and culture.
Celtic traders and raiders have their swords and axes sharpened to go and fight the enemy. Their women have feminine wiles. The men don't stand a chance. Join their anguish, happiness, anger, and passion as they find their true love. Why was mead invented by a woman scholar? Who were the first citizen and citizeness of the Swiss? The Celtic men and women were exciting and sometimes ruthless people who lived on the edge, but all of them looked for love just like we do. Step back in time and put yourself there.
The Celtic-speaking Britons who inhabited England, Wales, and part of Scotland in the five hundred years before the birth of Christ left no written history. However, archaeology has revealed some of their artistic achievements, and every year more objects are unearthed. Jewelry, weapons, armor, and the metal fittings of chariots and harnesses are magnificently decorated with fascinating and powerful abstract designs. In this fully revised and updated edition of his highly praised study, Stead examines the Celtic craftsmen's techniques and describes a number of their surviving masterpieces, such as the Battersea shield and the Aylesford bucket.