Family…Blood that binds also Divides
“Very enjoyable book and well worth a read for anyone interested in Welsh history and Prince Madoc. The book is absorbing and makes you feel like you are on the adventure with them.”
“An excellent read and a nice addition to the Legend of Prince Madoc. I live on Mobile Bay and it's fascinating to ponder Welshmen landing on these shores 300 years before Columbus "discovered" America.”"As a Welsh person myself, I was delighted to delve into a history that I remember from my own schooldays, and see it brought to life with dynamic characterization and expressive dialogue which puts true emotion into the facts and figures of the time period.
The author has crafted a very engaging and fascinating work of historical fiction with plenty of detail, accuracy, and artistic thrills added to offer its readers. Overall, I would highly recommend Forgotten Dragons to fans of British and Welsh history, high drama, and for historical fiction readers everywhere." - K.C. Finn, Readers' Favorite
300 years before Columbus there was Madoc…America’s first Welshman.
1170, and Gwynedd lies in mourning following the death of Owain, the greatest ruler the North Wales princedom has ever known. Not all grieve though; driven on by his mother, Owain’s not so grieving widow, Prince Dafydd conspires and schemes to position himself for an ambitious power grab, and woe betide any that get in his way.
Separated from his father’s funeral procession as it wends its way through the stunning mountains of Snowdonia, Prince Madoc narrowly survives a seemingly inexplicable ambush. As the great Owain Gwynedd is buried, Madoc unearths evidence of a duplicitous and murderous plot, but Dafydd is one step ahead of him, and it is only thanks to a chance meeting with an old friend and mentor from the Norse city of Dublin that Madoc and his siblings escape with their lives.
Exiled in Dublin, they formulate plans for a triumphant homecoming to restore their father’s chosen heir, Prince Hywel to the throne. It is not all plain sailing though, as a stunning Irish princess, promised to one of the most powerful men in England proves to be a fatal attraction for Madoc’s boisterous half-brother, Cynwrig.
On the Isle of Anglesey, the ancient Druidic capital of Wales, the story reaches its dramatic and heart wrenching climax. Will Madoc and the others succeed in restoring order and justice to Gwynedd, or does a wondrous land across the ocean far to the west, celebrated in Norse legend beckon?