After Whorl: Bran Reborn
by Nancy Jardine
About the Book:
AD 71 Northern Roman Britain
Ravaged at the Battle of Whorl, Brennus of Garrigill is irrevocably changed. He embraces a new identity as Bran, vowing to avert Roman domination of Brigantia. Though how, when he and Ineda – his healer’s granddaughter – are forced to labour for the Roman IX Legion? Trading with the usurpers provides opportunities for gathering information, but after they are attacked by a Roman patrol, Ineda cannot be found.
Distraught with her loss, can Bran find a new occupation?
The adventures of the Garrigill Clan continue…
After Whorl: Bran Reborn is the follow-up to the Beltane Choice. It opens up directly after Beltane with a fierce battle with the Romans. The hero of the story is Brennus, a Celt warrior, who is gravely injured in a battle.
The heroine, Ineda, is a young girl who has inherited the gift of healing from her grandmother, Meaghan. Her aunts have been killed, and now it is only her, her father, and her grandmother left. Her grandmother informs her that not only does she have her gift, but she will have an important task in fighting the Romans.
Brennus is forever changed when he awakes under Meaghan’s care, and he takes the name of Bran of Garrigill since he will never be the same again. It isn’t long before he meets her granddaughter, Ineda. Then, they are taken by the Romans, and this is where the adventure really begins.
She does a great job of capturing who Bran and Ineda are, both determined individuals who will do anything to survive. Bran has to learn how to live his life as a new person, and she illustrates his strength to live again. Ineda will also need to rely on her strength if she is to survive.
As with the first book, the author gives readers a map with locations in the book and a list of characters which helps understand the book and the timeline better. I always love the historical context she includes at the end of the book. It really put things in perspective for me. I will anxiously be awaiting the next book to see where Jardine takes us next.
Meet the Author:
Nancy Jardine writes historical fiction; time-travel historical adventure; contemporary mystery thrillers; and romantic comedy. She lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where life is never quiet or boring since she regularly child minds her young grandchildren who happen to be her next-door neighbours. Her garden is often creatively managed by them, though she does all the work! Her husband is a fantastic purveyor of coffee and tea…excellent food and wine! (Restorative, of course)
A member of the Historical Novel Society; Scottish Association of Writers; Federation of Writers Scotland; Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Independent Alliance of Authors, her work has achieved finalist status in UK competitions.
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