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The Dream Weavers

The Dream Weavers

Why a Booktrail?

775AD, 2021: A nest of vipers, they called us. But that is not how it was.

  • ISBN: 978-0008195861
  • Genre: Ghost/supernatural, Historical

What you need to know before your trail

Mercia, 775 AD. In the grand Saxon halls of Mercia, King Offa rules with ruthless ambition. Aggressive and relentlessly acquisitive, his three daughters are destined to marry advantageously in service of their country. Eadburh, the youngest, is neither the cleverest nor the most beautiful of the three. But, with her father’s ruthless spirit and the secret gifts passed down from her mother, she is determined to carve her own path in the world.

2021. Simon Armstrong has escaped to a secluded cottage on the English-Welsh borders, desperate to finish his book about Anglo-Saxon King Offa. But he soon finds himself disturbed by unsettling noises and visions. Calling in local expert Bea to identify the issue, Simon hopes to get back some peace – but soon Bea is as embroiled as he is, feeling increasingly connected to a ghostly presence that is growing ever-stronger in its desire for revenge.

And when Simon’s daughter disappears, centuries of secrets and resentment begin to tumble out…

An epic tale of deceit, revenge and exile from the queen of timeslip historical fiction.

Time is running out as the past and present collide.

Travel Guide

Mercia and the Welsh/English border

The author mentions that her story is set in the ancient kingdoms of Mercia and Powys but she has used real places throughout the novel. Offa’s ridge and the cottage are fictional as is Coedmawr. She apologises in her author note that so too is Coedmawr’s history!

Hereford, Marden and LLangynog also make an appearance. The later is the home of the lovely St Melangell Church in the novel.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Dream Weavers

Destination/location: Wales, England, Mercia Author/guide:  Barbara Erskine Departure Time:  775 AD, 2021

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