It’s always exciting when a writer friend has news about her writing, and today, I get to announce the release date of Suzannah Rowntree’s debut novel, Pendragon’s Heir.
I met Suzannah when I was living in New Zealand. She was visiting from “across the ditch” (Australia). When I first met her, we fell into easy conversation about genealogy and the English Civil War, of all things. There we were, an Australian and American in New Zealand, talking animatedly about history and our English roots.
So, it’s no surprise that Suzannah has a passion for the “olden days” which is displayed in Pendragon’s Heir. Here’s a bit of what we may expect from the book:
Blanche Pendragon enjoys her undemanding life as the ward of an eccentric nobleman in 1900 England. It’s been years since she even wondered what happened to her long lost parents, but then a gift on the night of her eighteenth birthday reveals a heritage more dangerous and awe-inspiring than she ever dreamed of–or wanted. Soon Blanche is flung into a world of wayfaring immortals, daring knights, and deadly combats, with a murderous witch-queen on her trail and the future of a kingdom at stake. As the legendary King Arthur Pendragon and his warriors face enemies without and treachery within, Blanche discovers a secret that could destroy the whole realm of Logres. Even if the kingdom could be saved, is she the one to do it? Or is someone else the Pendragon’s Heir?
Pendragon’s Heir will be available for purchase on March 26, 2015. In the meantime, you can add it to your Goodread’s To-Read list by clicking here.
And just as an aside, our family members, if my research is correct, were on opposing sides of the English Civil War, but I’m pleased Suzannah and I are united by the pen all these generations later.
About Suzannah: When Suzannah Rowntree isn’t travelling the world to help out friends in need, she lives in a big house in rural Australia with her awesome parents and siblings, trying to beat her previous number-of-books-read-in-a-year record. She blogs the results at www.vintagenovels.com and is the author of two non-fiction books, The Epic of Reformation: A Guide to the Faerie Queene and War Games: Classic Fiction for the Christian life. Pendragon’s Heir, her debut novel, springs from her lifelong love of medieval literature.