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The DRUIDS Saga continues...
Cast into slavery, two Druids must escape and protect an ancient magic from one who would abuse it.
As the spiritual heart of his clan, seer Druid Mallec is trusted and adored by all around him. Continuing to wonder at his past visions of a dark haired woman, his attentions shift to a series of calamities overtaking his people. Mallec struggles to understand why they have lost their gods favour, unaware of the untimely resurrection of the evil Driad Dierdre, and her plans for his ultimate downfall.
Meanwhile, healer Driad Rhonwen, Mallec’s dark haired vision, remains in slavery passing from bad master to worse. Repeatedly punished for her resistant nature, but kept alive for her healing skills, Rhonwen survives, unaware of her intertwined fate with Mallec and the betrayal that will soon cast him into chains.
About Barbara Galler-Smith
Author Barb Galler-Smith resides in Edmonton with her fabulously supportive husband, John, and two Yorkies. She’s a member of Edmonton’s Cult of Pain writers group, and mentors a group of emerging writers called “the Scruffies”. Barb is also an editor of OnSpec magazine. [MORE]
About Josh Langston
A graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Journalism, Josh’s writing tastes quickly shifted away from non-fiction. His short stories have been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies. When not writing fiction, Josh develops multi-media presentations about Georgia’s past for historical societies around the state. [MORE]
“Captives, book two of the Druids Saga, is an engrossing, fast-paced read, which I totally enjoyed and can heartily recommend to anyone interested in Druids, Romans, mystery, and magic.” — Martha Hubbard
“Captives is a very well-rounded, wonderfully in-depth book concerning the historical aspects of 1st Century Spain and France,(known than as Iberia and Gaul) with a twist of magic.” — Jessica Willard
“This one is surprisingly good. It's got ancient magic, love, loss, slavery, betrayal; everything a great fantasy novel needs. It's also full of great writing, from start to finish. If the other parts of this trilogy are as good as this, then here is a major fantasy find.” — Paul Lappen
“The story has its mix of villains, from the devious Driad Deidre to the much more effective Roman slaver Scotus. Easily stealing the scene for most brutal character, Scotus is sadistic and cruel, creating a fitting antagonist to the main characters.” — Peter Coleborn, British Fantasy Society
“Captives is well written and should appeal to readers of historical fiction as well as those who are fans of a good adventure tale or, given the distance in time from our own world, fantasy.” — Ronald Hore
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