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May Earth Rise

by: Holly Taylor

Book 4 in the Dreamer’s Cycle

The Y Dawnus are known as the Gifted. These irreplaceable members of High King Arthur’s early medieval society live in a mysterious land in 500 A.D. The Dreamers, the Dewin, the Druids, and the Bards, these chosen ones are his talented pillars. Without them his empire cannot survive. When they are taken captive by the Coranians in a battle for Kymru, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

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Holly Taylor. Since reading J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis at an early age, Holly Taylor has been an avid fan of fantasy novels. The third of four girls, her family encouraged a love of reading, a respect for hand-me-downs and a well-developed sense of humor. She majored in history and literature, and has obtained a Masters Degree in medieval history. She is well-read on the subjects of Celtic and Germanic mythology and the seeds of truth behind the mysterious Arthurian legends – the inevitable result of a trip to England and a visit to Stonehenge.

For over twenty years she has worked with nonprofit organizations to raise money for their charitable causes. Born and raised in the South, she now lives and works in Southern California. Her hobbies include golfing, embroidery and home improvement.
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Overview

The Y Dawnus are known as the Gifted. These irreplaceable members of High King Arthur’s early medieval society live in a mysterious land in 500 A.D. The Dreamers, the Dewin, the Druids, and the Bards, these chosen ones are his talented pillars. Without them his empire cannot survive. When they are taken captive by the Coranians in a battle for Kymru, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

In this Fourth Book of the Dreamer’s Cycle, cruel deprivation and a full-scale conflict bring the Y Dawnus to the brink of annihilation. Confronting his mortal enemy, Havgan the Warleader, Arthur and his forces must fight a formidable opponent backed by menacing powers that threaten to end their magical, elite kingdom.

Loyal to King Arthur, Gwydion, the Dreamer of Kymru, must contemplate the loss of Rhiannon, former heir to the Ardewin. She alone is the love of his soul. If he fails, he will never see her again. A daring escapade against the Coranians threatens to separate them forever.

In a treacherous realm where captives are collared and sacrificed, where ruthless territorial boundaries are drawn and enforced, where death by poisoning and torture are the norm, the highest morals are at stake in love and in hate. Only the strongest survive in the pursuit of freedom. And only the deepest passion will drive away the evil that lurks in a mystical land of fragile kingdoms, powerful warleaders, and ancient magic.

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Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2009
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“If you’ve seen the film Excalibur, you’ll have a sense of this book’s melodramatic style. Readers new to the series will have trouble getting up to speed through all the back story, and keeping track of all the characters can be a challenge—but those who stick it out will be rewarded with plenty of twisty intrigue and epic action.” ~Charlene Brusso, Black Gate Magazine (August 2009)

“5 stars. This is a most unusual story and very well done.” ~ Affaire de Coeur Magazine

“All in all I really enjoyed May Earth Rise, so much so that I plan on going back and reading the three previous books. I think that it’s a great read for those who are interested in fantasy and especially to those who like reading reimagined stories!” ~ Stealthyslyth, Gaming Angels (January 2010)

“Taylor weaves an intricate tapestry where the bright light of love pierces that darkness.” ~ Donna M. Brown, Romantic Times BOOKReviews