You are ready, Scáthach. You are ready to commence your journey and go in search of your destiny and let us pray to the gods that you will find yourself along the road.
A babe found in a casket in the open sea was fostered by the druidess Buimech and the great warrior Eola and given the name Scáthach…
Years later, her adopted father is murdered and this sets Scáthach on a journey to discover her mysterious past.
Led only by the triskele symbol carved on the casket she was found floating in and the medallion given to her by Buimech, Scáthach journeys out of Eireann to find her father’s murderers, who also bore the strange triskele symbol on their armor.
The capable warrioress meets up with Flann Mac Fraech, a hotheaded young warrior banished from his clan by an evil tyrant, and Ruacán the Wizened, a wise druid who will guide her along her quest. She begins to amass ancient weapons, blessed by the gods and bestowed by quest-fulfilment, and moves toward Lethra, where the triskele symbol is rumoured to reign.
The dangerous land of Lethra and its mysterious ruler, the High One, hold answers to Scáthach’s past, yet are shrouded in rumor of danger and strange dealings.
The small band presses on to find what terrible battles await them at the end of the journey…
Island of Shadows is a rip-roaring adventure with brave warriors and fierce leading ladies steeped in Irish legend and tradition spun by master storyteller Peter Tremayne.
Praise for Peter Tremayne:
‘… excellent … Tremayne does his usual masterful job’ – Publishers Weekly
‘A classic puzzle.’ – Kirkus Reviews
‘cleverly plotted and beautifully written…’ – Independent
‘the characters are most memorable. A very enjoyable read’ – Historical Novel Society
‘Splendidly exciting’ – Fred Nolan, author of Brass Target
Peter Tremayne is the fiction writing pseudonym of the Celtic scholar and author Peter Berresford Ellis. Peter Berresford Ellis is a historian, literary biographer and novelist who has published over 90 books to date under his own name and that of his pseudonyms Peter Tremayne and Peter MacAlan. He has also published 95 short stories. His non-fiction books, articles and academic papers have made him acknowledged as one of the foremost authorities on Celtic history and culture. His works for Venture also include Nicor!, The Morgow Rises!, and The Ants are Coming!