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"Dragon's Harp" by Rachel Pruitt


 Dragon's Harp by Rachel Pruitt

Novel - Part 1 "Era of Dragons - the Lost Tales of Gwenhwyfar"

First in a five book series of historical fantasty, Rachael Pruitt's unique take on a beloved legend reintroduces the mythic characters of Gwenhwyfar, Merlin and Votigern against the gritty backdrop of sixth century Wales, where scenes of shape-shifting and heart breaking romance vie with torture, murder and battle in a dragon haunted land. DRAGON'S HARP is the 2013 WINNER of the VISIONARY FICTION AWARD from COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) DRAGON'S HARP has also been chosen as the 2012 GLOBAL EBOOK WINNER in the Ancient Historical Fiction catagory Paperback: 366 pages Publisher: Dragon Harp Productions (February 16, 2012) Language: English

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I really enjoyed this novel... Rachel Pruitt is a natural master storyteller. This is a magical tale with rich characters, set with lovely authentic details in 6th century Wales. Inspired by the Arthurian Welsh legends, this is a fresh insight into the girl Gwenhwyfar, coming of age in a mythic Celtic fantasy realm, that seems so real that I couldn't put the book down until I sadly finished it! Looking forwards to the next novel in this series. Thanks Rachel! Jen Delyth ENTER THE WORLD OF THE DRAGON’S HARP ARTHURIAN HISTORICAL FANTASY FOR THE 21st CENTURY Before Gwenhwyfar became Queen - before Arthur met Merlin - a tribal Welsh princess met a young Heatherlands Mage. Together, they will create a legend. Inside a mist of beauty and brutality waits the Arthurian legend as you’ve never heard it before. Enter the world of THE DRAGON'S HARP, a realm of blood lust and vengeance, of spellbinding magic from the beginning of time. The realm of Princess Gwenhwyfar: a young girl torn between magic and desire, born with magical powers she can either wield to save her people from destruction - or deny to save her soul. IN AN ERA OF DRAGONS A YOUNG GIRL COMES OF AGE First in a five book series of historical fantasy, Rachael Pruitt’s unique take on a beloved legend reintroduces the mythic characters of Gwenhwyfar, Merlin, and Vortigern against the gritty backdrop of sixth century Wales, where scenes of shape-shifting and heartbreaking romance vie with torture, murder, and battle in a dragon-haunted land. ERA OF DRAGONS: THE LOST TALES OF GWENHWYFAR: BOOK ONE JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF THE DRAGON'S HARP YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN! About the Author Rachael Pruitt is a writer, storyteller, and teacher with a lifelong fascination for Celtic mythology and the Arthurian legend. Her Arthurian poetry has been published in "Paradox" magazine (2008 and 2009) and her article "To Dream a Dragon" appeared in the award-winning 2011 writing anthology, MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT. THE DRAGON'S HARP is her first novel, and the first in a projected series of five books following the life of Gwenhwyfar (Guinevere), King Arthur's famous Queen: ARTHURIAN HISTORICAL FANTASY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY ERA OF DRAGON'S: THE LOST TALES OF GWENHWYFAR Here's what readers say about THE DRAGON'S HARP "From the first page I was drawn deep into Pruitt's beautifully-realized Celtic realm, so vivid I felt as if I'd stepped right into the tale . . . With shades of The Mists of Avalon, the story is a magical blend of Welsh and Arthurian myth. "All the characters are so vividly rendered they soon lay siege to your heart, and you find yourself loving them, rooting for them, terrified for them, and utterly captivated by them." ---Jules Watson, bestselling author of The White Mare Trilogy, The Swan Maiden, and The Raven Queen "Rachael Pruitt is a gifted storyteller, able to create vivid, three-dimensional characters in prose that is, by turns, lyrical and powerful. Readers who enjoyed the novels of Parke Godwin, Persia Woolley, Rosemary Sutcliff, and Marion Zimmer Bradley will love THE DRAGON'S HARP, in which Gwenhwyfar comes of age; best of all there are four more books to come... --Sharon K. Penman, New York Times Bestselling author of Lionheart, Here Be Dragons, & Time and Chance "Rachael Pruitt is a natural story teller, and her love of the Guinevere character shines through every page of The Dragon's Harp. It's a pleasure to discover her take on this very old story." --Persia Woolley , author of The Guinevere Trilogy. While reading "The Dragon's Harp", I knew I was in the skillful hands of a masterful storyteller. Rachael Pruitt's knowledge of the Arthurian legends, the historical context of the time and the deep stirrings of goddess worship took me on a journey rich with intimate details of Gwenhwyfar's deeply layered life. The story is compelling, but it is the strong writing that had me reading chapter after chapter past my bedtime. Rachael Pruitt is gifted with the ability to create convincing, multi-dimensional characters with details that filled my senses and tapped into a collective knowing that feels archetypal and poignant. I eagerly await the sequel to this story where more secrets and hidden ways will be revealed.