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Galiene free pdf "That morning had come like any other fair dawn in the cool of spring: crisp and sparkling and fresh with the air of change." Rumours of war are buzzing around her, yet the young healer who wrote those words could not have imagined the catastrophic changes that were coming that day. Before the morning is over, her home is in flames, her family is dead and she is taken captive by the Scottish army that invaded northern England in 1138. This is her remarkable story of loss, survival and love. Eventually, the young woman writes of her experience, so it is her own voice that is heard in the novel "Galiene," which uses as its title the name given to the proud and spirited young Englishwoman by the Scottish warriors. To King Fergus of Galloway, however, she is Amadan De, a Gaelic name meaning "Butterfly" or "God's Fool." Kind and passionate but tormented by deeds both past and present, Fergus seems to see in her far more than beauty and courage. His instincts prove true: the feisty and talented healer quickly becomes the spark that not only reignites ancient animosities among factions of the Scottish army, but also rekindles his own fiery spirit.

About Dawn Hammill

For Dawn, writing is an enjoyable and illuminating process. Weaving a text means exploring ideas in new and often surprising ways, with the writing itself guiding the author along paths of discovery much like a candle lights a flickering trail through the narrow passages of a medieval castle. Some routes are straightforward and predictable, but the unexpected ones that twist and turn with the nature of the characters and situations are the most interesting, making every story an adventure for the writer as well as the reader. Dawn has studied and taught medieval literature and history in both Britain and Canada, and she is an avid reader of historical fiction that is based on sound and meticulous research. Her first novel "Galiene" (Book I of the Butterfly Chronicles) grew from her extensive research on medieval women's writing and twelfth-century British culture. It tells the story of the Scottish invasion of northern England in 1138 from the perspective of a young woman taken captive by the passionate but tormented King of Galloway. The main character is a feisty survivor and talented healer whose remarkable life story will continue in further volumes of the Butterfly Chronicles. Close to completion is a second novel set on the canals of England. A unique blend of fantasy, historical fiction, travel tale and romance, "Phantom of the Shroppie" relates the experiences of women who encounter a sexy and mysterious boatman in their travels and are forever changed by the spine-tingling journeys he takes them on.

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Author : Dawn Hammill
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 02 February 2015
ISBN : 1508750149
EAN : 9781508750147
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 302 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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