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Thursday Titles: Sons of Alba, book 3: Son of Courage

Today I picked one of my own titles to share for a change: the last book of the Sons of Alba series is out! Son of Courage follows the story of Ealasaid's son, Uilleam (from Daughters of Alba, book 3: Daughter of Spirit) as he discovers his Viking heritage and follows his Calling to share… Continue reading Thursday Titles: Sons of Alba, book 3: Son of Courage

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Tuesday Critique: Baptism

In this last excerpt from Sons of Alba, book 3: Son of Courage, Uilleam baptizes Kara. Will’s eyes were on her, flooding her with strength, as she shed her cloak and dipped a toe into the cold water.  It lapped around her bare foot, then her ankle, then the other.  Then her dress dragged into… Continue reading Tuesday Critique: Baptism

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Tuesday Critique: Uilleam meets a Thrall

In this latest excerpt from Sons of Alba, Book 3: Son of Courage, Uilleam meets one of his own people who has lived his life as a slave among Vikings. Inside the dim building, in the reek of horse dung and fragrant hay, Kara waited for him.  “You can take this one,” she said, patting… Continue reading Tuesday Critique: Uilleam meets a Thrall

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Friday Fact: the Viking temple

I've been spending a fair amount of time in a Viking village with Uilleam in my work in progress Son of Courage, so I thought I'd share with you a few things I've learned about Viking religion. The Vikings celebrated their many gods in natural places such as sacred groves, stones, and pools, but they… Continue reading Friday Fact: the Viking temple

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Tuesday Critique: Kara asks questions

In todays excerpt, Uilleam's new friend Kara quizzes him about his strange new faith. It was here she found Wilhjelmr, kneeling beside the pool.  In his reflection she could see his lips moving slightly, his eyes closed.  Was it simple fancy, or did the air around him seem brighter, somehow?  Though she walked quietly along… Continue reading Tuesday Critique: Kara asks questions

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Tuesday Critique: Uilleam sets sail

Here's a new excerpt from Sons of Alba, Book 3: Son of Courage.  Uilleam is about to embark on his missionary journey, alone for the first time. Dawn found the folk of Thorsbjorg gathered on the strand.  The dragon-prowed longships bobbed at anchor, laden to the gunwales with cargo, eagerly pulling at their ropes as… Continue reading Tuesday Critique: Uilleam sets sail

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Critique Tuesday: Caomhin’s book

In today's excerpt from Sons of Alba, Book 3: Son of Courage, Uilleam is about to embark on a mission across the sea, leaving his mother for the first time.  She has a precious gift to send with him. She was at the altar, just as he’d thought - as he’d somehow known she’d be. … Continue reading Critique Tuesday: Caomhin’s book

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Tuesday Critique: The Vision Deepens

Here's a new excerpt from Sons of Alba, book 3: Son of Courage.  On his way to the town of his birth, Uilleam contemplates the prophetic visions he's had. Uilleam’s eyes took in everything around him - each unfamiliar rock jutting from the heather, each copse and spring and weathered standing stone.  They followed the… Continue reading Tuesday Critique: The Vision Deepens