It is the time of Erwyllian, the
ancient Lord Druid of Brython - a time of magic and Gods who rise from myth to
walk in the world of men. It is the time of Teg, a young warrior chosen by the
Gods to unite his people against the Saxon invaders - and given an impossible
task: to be the new Riothamus . . . to fill the shoes of Arthur.
A Dragon Rises is an altered
history. It’s sixth century Britain, some 30 years after the death of Arthur
(he probably died in 511AD), and the Pagan Celts win - against the Saxon
invader and druid ways triumph over the domination of Rome. The Old Gods
promise a rebirth of the land and the people and appear in public for thousands
to see. It is a story of conflict, magic, faith and the historic political and
religious issues of the day.
Years of travel - to know the
land and the feel of the West Country and research – went into the weaving of
history and myth to make the cloth of this story – a blending fact and mystery
into a tale of the successor to Arthur.