Tuesday, 9 June 2015

A Viking Raid... and The Monk who Cast a Spell


"In this year dire portents appeared over Northumbria and sorely frightened the people. They consisted of immense whirlwinds and flashes of lightening, and fiery dragons were seen flying in the air. A great famine immediately followed those signs, and a little after that in the same year, on 8 June, the ravages of heathen men miserably destroyed God's Church on Lindisfarne, with plunder and slaughter."  

(Extract from The Anglo Saxon Chronicle)
                                 

Imagine being caught in the horror of a Viking raid, when they came to Lindisfarne in June, 793 AD.

Neither the Christian God nor the Old Gods, magic or spells were strong enough to protect you, and Iona would be next...


...but Durstan still falls in love with Ailan, after their sexual awakening at Beltane, and becomes injured then in a later Viking raid.




Just imagine how it must have been... as I did, when I researched and wrote The Monk who Cast a Spell, published by Motivational Press and available from Amazon, UK US Germany Spain Italy Canada India 
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