Wave Hunter

Wave Hunter by Beth WebbVolume 3 in The Stardancer Quartet

Wave Hunter 
Volume 3 of The Stardancer Quartet

Book 3: Wave Hunter

 

Etain memorised what she had scried: a young druid-girl with raven hair, not an ordinary student of the arts who stuck rigidly to spells and potions; this one worked instinctively with raw magic plucked from the elements. She understood how to inhale the breath of inspiration,

she could dream in the fires of Tir na nÓg and wield them without fear.

 

It is 59 AD. The Romans have subdued most of Britain, but the tribes of Cymru are proving troublesome. The new Governor, Suetonius Paulinus quells all resistance with an iron fist, but he hasn’t reckoned on Tegen’s growing magical powers.

Pursued by a demon wrapped in fog, Tegen and the unreliable Kieran make their way to Mona, the druids’ sacred isle to help weave the Great Spell that will defend their homeland. Together with Enid, another druid, the three seek wisdom on the peak of Cadair Idris, the source of poetry, prophecy – and madness.

From that moment, demon’s hatred is whipped into a frenzy of fury.

The sea, a dark mirror and an Irish queen save Tegen’s life and bring her safely to Mona, but Suetonius’s troops are already there, bringing death, hatred and an old friend.

At last, hope seems to be glinting on the horizon, but an ancient ritual

breaks a loaf of bread – and Tegen’s heart.

Trade reviews:

 

www.thebookbag.co.uk – Beth Webb fills this book with vivid and accurate historical detail. From food and clothes through methods of warfare to religion and an understanding of the world around them, Celtic and Roman people spring from her pages as credible human beings whose lives are illuminated for her readers. Roll on book four!

Booktrust – This fascinating series continues, with Tegen, the Star Dancer, embarking on an arduous journey to the druid island of Mona where she hopes, finally, to fulfil her powers. Fighting bears and winter weather, the vicissitudes of her journey are vividly described, as is the natural world she and her companion, Kieran, and horse, Epona, pass through in this absorbing glimpse into the Iron Age – and most impressively – its belief systems.