This is a book of short stories and poetry of medieval themes, especially the Vikings and the Anglo Saxons. There is a delightful story called the Owl, the Witch and the Wizard featuring the wizard Merlin as well as a major new Arthurian Poem concerning Excalibur, with a very surprising new twist upon the old story that brings Guinevere into the forefront as an equal of King Arthur. There are poems of heroes and knights, warriors and kings in the heroic age, a lot of it based upon the Viking Sagas, as well as new poems about King Alfred the Great. This is a must read for all fans of that bygone age, that will bring both the era and the old Anglo Saxon alliterative style poetry back into the view of the public, a form that has not been widely practiced since the time of Chaucer, when it was by and large supplanted by the rhyming meter and later by iambic pentameter. There is something for everyone in this new group of poems, including passionate romance, by storyteller and poet, Jay Patrick Newcomb
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Italy. June, 1940. Benito Mussolini declares his country is at war. Serenella Inglima, a young noble woman, suddenly finds herself estranged from both the man she loves and her Sicilian home. A shocking personal incident, involving one of the twentieth century's most formidable Dictators, has consequences affecting Serenella and the Inglima family for decades.
Malta. October, 2003. Young Irish woman, Jessica McGuill, has been living on the small Mediterranean island for almost two years. Engaged to be married, her world is suddenly thrown into turmoil, when two men in her life, from very different backgrounds, make unexpected declarations.
These women's lives are intertwined through familial ties and two different types of war. One is forced on a country, the other is a battle of wills - a conflict between right and wrong and the grey area in between. Because life is never simple really is it? Especially in matters of the heart.