Druids of Avalon: Keepers of the Light
Award-winning historical fantasy series
The Druid Ancestors of King Arthur guard the magic of Avalon.
In the time of the Roman occupation of Brittannia, Druidry is outlawed. Druid priests and priestesses flee the sacred isle when the Legion arrives to purge Avalon.
Two generations later, a handful of survivors, along with their children and grandchildren, return in secret. There, they begin the painstaking task of reclaiming their lost power.
This is their story.
Series Extra: Location Inspiration!
Photos from real-life places that inspired the Druids of Avalon Series
Lucius Aquila, hero of Celtic Fire, commands the Roman Fort Vindolanda (Northumbria, England). Nearby, Hadrian's wall overlooks the lands occupied by Rhiannon's Celt tribe. Ruins of the Roman Amphitheater in Isca Silurum (Caerleon, Wales) is still in use today as as setting for Roman Army and Gladiator reenactors.
Glastonbury Tor, an imposing hill rising from flat farmland in Somerset, England, was once surrounded by tidal marshland. It's thought to be the mythical Isle of Avalon, a setting in The Grail King and Deep Magic. The Tor is thought to hide an entrance to Annwyn, the Celtic Otherworld. Rhys takes advantage of that fact in Silver Silence.
At the base of the Tor, the water of the Chalice Well, known in the pre-Christian era as the Goddess Well, runs red with iron-tinted water.
Nearby Cheddar Gorge was the site of many lead and silver mines during the Roman era. Cheddar Gorge caves appear in The Grail King and Deep Magic.
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