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Song of the Centurion

(2019)
(The second book in the Warrior Druid of Britain series)
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Autumn, AD 430. After the Princess Catia’s disappearance, and Bellicus’s adventures trailing her Saxon abductors south to the fabled Hanging Stones, the giant warrior-druid is finally returning home.
Battle-scarred, and mourning the loss of a loved one, Bellicus has learned from bitter experience that the gods rarely make things easy. Even if he can evade Horsa’s vengeful pursuit and get back to the North safely, his troubles may be far from over…
In a land beset by the rivalries of petty warlords, Dun Breatann has stood solid and secure for untold generations. Trouble brews though as King Coroticus has cracked under the pressure of his daughter’s abduction and, as well as starting a war with the neighbouring kings, he has become jealous, suspicious, and often blind drunk. When the king’s rage finally boils over during a winter feast, Bellicus finds himself with two choices – accept exile, or complete another seemingly impossible undertaking.
So much for the returning hero…
Accompanied by his massive war-dog, Cai, and the ever-loyal former centurion, Duro - who has his own painful issues to contend with - Bellicus must somehow survive a journey east into enemy-held lands. There, he will need to use his gods-given talents to the full if they are to survive the winter frosts and carry out the mad king’s orders without being captured or killed by the men of Dalriada.
Folklore, superstition, the healing power of song, and even a wondrous white stag will all play a part in the companions’ continuing adventures, but, no matter the outcome of their mission, it will take a miracle to untangle the mess they’ve left behind. Armies are gathering and, when spring returns, the people of Dun Breatann will find themselves under siege once again.
Will their legendary warrior-druid be there to defend them this time, or will the new ways sweep away the old once and for all? Find out in Song of the Centurion, the action-packed sequel to 2018’s The Druid!

"...it flows perfectly, the direction is never forced and that ending was pure brilliance...as a storyteller McKay is up there with the best of them." - David's Book Blurg

"Wow! What a book! Song of the Centurion is a unique story, melding the mystical world of the druids with the legends and history of post-Roman Britain." - Sharon Bennett Connolly, author of Heroines of the Medieval World

Genre: Fantasy

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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Song of the Centurion (Warrior Druid of Britain)
Author(s): Steven A McKay
ISBN: 1-69014-882-9 / 978-1-69014-882-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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Audio Editions

April 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Song of the Centurion: Warrior Druid of Britain, Book 2
Author(s): Steven A McKay
Publisher: Steven A. McKay
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April 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Song of the Centurion: Warrior Druid of Britain, Book 2
Author(s): Steven A McKay
Publisher: Steven A. McKay
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April 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Song of the Centurion: Warrior Druid of Britain, Book 2
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April 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Song of the Centurion: Warrior Druid of Britain, Book 2
Author(s): Steven A McKay
Publisher: Steven A. McKay
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Song of the Centurion (Warrior Druid of Britain Book 2)
Author(s): Steven A McKay
Publisher: Broadsword Publishing
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