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Intelligent, curious, imaginative, and willing to learn and explore. Not defined by genre or age, she is practical one moment, dreaming the next, searching for answers on one hand and moving forward with confidence on the other.
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High Quality Fiction for the Contemporary Woman
Intelligent, curious, imaginative, and willing to learn and explore. Not defined by genre or age, she is practical one moment, dreaming the next, searching for answers on one hand and moving forward with confidence on the other.
Last-Abbot

The Last Abbot of Linn Duachaill

Michelle Markey Butler & Jess Barry

Historical Fiction

The Norsemen came to trade silver for timber.

The Abbot has his eyes on a greater prize...

This tale of unlikely allies and strange betrayals will keep you reading long past your bedtime.

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Medieval Ireland

Captain Mariel of the Seedrache wants nothing more than to trade silver for trees. With enough timber, she and her crew can construct more longships and sell them back home. They desperately need their voyage to succeed. If they fail, they lose the family’s entire estate.

Terrified of Vikings since they destroyed the local Abbey and took her mother, Evgren can barely control her horror when she sees that the longships have returned. Yet these strangers confound her expectations at every turn. Completely unlike the previous raiders—‘Vikings’, one of the foreigners explains—these traders seek only commerce.

But politics threaten their tentative cooperation. Both the abbot and the local minor king owe the high king tribute, and neither cares whom they hurt or where they steal the money from.

Instead of fighting each other, can both sides fight together to survive?

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Michelle Markey Butler (Author)

Michelle Markey Butler is a Lecturer in the College of Information Studies and the Honors College at the University of Maryland College Park, where she teaches medieval literature and Tolkien. She publishes on medieval and early modern drama, and will someday finish that book about the transition from direct address to soliloquy. She is the author of SF/F stories and a debut novel, HOMEGOING from Pink Narcissus Press

Learn more about Michelle Markey Butler.

Jess Barry (Author)

Jess Barry loves old architecture, live theater (especially musicals), and astronomy and aerospace news. She studied journalism and German and worked as a technical translator. Her mystery/romance Masquerade plays out against a musical theater background, and she’s published the short story "Guardian Angel," and two Civil War-era pirate tales: "The Crafty Corsair," and "The Rescue."

Learn more about Jess Barry.

Published  
November 22, 2015
282 pages
6 x 9 inches