300 Years before Columbus?
Cherokee folklore tells of a brave group of moon-eyed, pale-skinned explorers who crossed ‘The Great Water’ to reach their lands many, many generations ago. These people called themselves Welsh, and their story begins here . . .
The 12th century North Wales princedom of Gwynedd mourns the death of its greatest leader, Owain. Not all grieve though, his son Dafydd maneuvers himself for an ambitious power grab. When Prince Madoc unearths evidence of a murderous plot, his duplicitous half-brother Dafydd is one step ahead of him. As more details come to light, the net closes in on Madoc.
A chance meeting with an old friend from the Norse city of Dublin, offers Madoc an escape route, but there is a grave price to pay.
Exiled in Dublin, a plan is hatched for a triumphant return to Wales, but there are bumps in the road still to negotiate. One of the agents sent back to garner support for the cause is captured, while their host’s beautiful daughter proves a fatal attraction for Madoc’s boisterous young half-brother, Cynwrig.
The story reaches its dramatic and heart wrenching climax on the ancient Druidic island of Anglesey. Will Madoc succeed in restoring order and justice to his homeland, or does a mysterious new world far across the ocean beckon?
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Born and bred in North Wales; after graduating from The University of Leeds with a Mining Engineering degree, Dai spent the next seven years living and working (often four km underground) in Southern Africa. This was followed by spells living in California and London.
He now resides in the beautiful state of Colorado but returns to Wales as often as possible to visit family, soak up that indefinable magical atmosphere. Proper fish and chips and CAMRA pubs serving real ale are the icing on the bara brith.