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Raging Sea: Reckonings
The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles, book 3.1
by Kim Iverson Headlee

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GENRE – Epic Historical Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE – 11/23/2015
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 104 pages/20K words
PUBLISHER – Pendragon Cove Press
COVER ARTIST – Natasha Brown

Raging Sea: Reckonings =can= be read standalone, but the reader will be better informed if s/he has read Dawnflight (book 1) and particularly Morning’s Journey (book 2) first.


About the Book

Raging Sea - CoverThose who aspire to greatness must first learn servanthood.

Stripped of kin, clan, country, and even his identity for having failed the most important woman in his life and her infant son, Angusel begins the arduous task of rebuilding his life and reclaiming his honor. The path he treads is fraught with uncomfortable revelations, unexpected reconciliations… and unavoidable reckonings.

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Excerpt

He stood on the bluff, Raging Sea - Teaserstaring at the gray-green sea churning against the Manx beach a score of paces below. The Sasunach funeral pyre at his back enveloped him with its draconic heat and eye-stinging smoke and gut-wrenching stench. As dizziness washed over him, the sandy ground felt as insubstantial as the cloud-laced sky. Hand to sweating temple, he tossed off the surreal sensation with a shake.

Earth, sky, fire, water… as if he were a god imprisoned at the convergence of the elements.

He snorted.

He was no god.

No longer did anyone address him by his given name, which meant “raging sea.” Even on the official duty roster he was listed as Optio Aonar, a junior officer not of command rank. No matronymic, no clan, no country; physically, emotionally, spiritually alone.

 


About the Author

Dawn Flight - Author PhotoKim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet. She has been an award-winning novelist since 1999 (Dawnflight 1st edition, Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster) and has been studying the Arthurian Legends for nigh on half a century.

 


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The Challenge

by Kim Iverson Headlee

 

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GENRE: Historical Fantasy Romance

 

About the Book

The gauntlet is thrown. One must die. Refusal is not an option.

Arthur the High King of Breatein has fallen captive of a longtime enemy, the Saxon warrior-princess Camilla, who lusts to avenge the death of her betrothed at Gyan’s hands and will stop at nothing, even the black arts, to achieve her goal. Because Gyan and Arthur have grown estranged, she fears that Arthur may side with Camilla and make her his new queen.

To meet Camilla’s challenge, Gyan must face all her demons—public as well as private.

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Excerpt

Upon reaching Gyan’s side, Angusel thrust a scroll into her hand, his gaze softening. Her stomach knotted. It took all her strength of will to keep her hands from trembling as she broke the seal and unrolled the parchment to read its contents.

She had expected word of Arthur’s condition, couched in threats. Not this.

Camilla had issued a personal challenge to end the impasse by single combat in front of Gyan’s troops. If Gyan declined the challenge, violated the terms, or lost the fight, her crown would be declared forfeit.

Gyan crushed the parchment in her fist.

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Excerpt from the graphic novel of The Challenge by Kim Iverson Headlee,

forthcoming in full color Kindle and paperback editions.

Art and storyboard copyright ©2015 by Wendy Carey.

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About the Author

MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_TheChallengeKim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet.

Kim is a Seattle native and a direct descendant of twentieth-century Russian nobility. Her grandmother was a childhood friend of the doomed Grand Duchess Anastasia, and the romantic yet tragic story of how Babushka escaped Communist Russia with the aid of her American husband will most certainly one day fuel one of Kim’s novels. Another novel in the queue will involve her husband’s ancestor, the seventh-century proto-Viking king of the Swedish colony in Russia.

For the time being, however, Kim has plenty of work to do in creating her projected 8-book Arthurian series, The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles, and other novels clamoring for attention. She has been a published novelist since 1999, beginning with the original editions of Dawnflight (Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster) and Liberty (writing as Kimberly Iverson, HQN Books, Harlequin).

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 Morning’s Journey

by Kim Iverson Headlee

 

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About the Book

In a violent age when enemies besiege Brydein and alliances shift as swiftly as the wind, stand two remarkable leaders: the Caledonian warrior-queen Gyanhumara and her consort, Arthur the Pendragon. Their fiery love is tempered only by their conviction to forge unity between their disparate peoples. Arthur and Gyan must create an impenetrable front to protect Brydein and Caledonia from land-lusting Saxons and the marauding Angli raiders who may be massing forces in the east, near Arthur’s sister and those he has sworn to protect.

But their biggest threat is an enemy within: Urien, Arthur’s rival and the man Gyan was treaty-bound to marry until she broke that promise for Arthur’s love. When Urien becomes chieftain of his clan, his increase in wealth and power is matched only by the magnitude of his hatred of Arthur and Gyan—and his threat to their infant son.

Morning’s Journey, sequel to the critically acclaimed Dawnflight, propels the reader from the heights of triumph to the depths of despair, through the struggles of some of the most fascinating characters in all of Arthurian literature. Those struggles are exacerbated by the characters’ own flawed choices. Gyan and Arthur must learn that while extending forgiveness to others may be difficult, forgiveness of self is the most excruciating—yet ultimately the most healing—step of the entire journey.

 

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Book Review

It is my pleasure to read and review Morning’s Journey by Kim Iverson Headlee, the second book in The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles.

There is no time to take a breath between Dawnflight and Morning’s Journey as Ms. Headlee picks up in Morning’s Journey where the story was left off.

The lives of Arthur and Gyan are no less complicated now that they are wed. They may face more complications as Gyan becomes pregnant and she struggles with her role as the leader of her people and a true warrior.

Ms. Headlee’s interpretation of Arthurian legend is incredible and it’s evident that a great deal of research went into her writing. I am enthralled with her ability to tell the tale while delving deeper into details that only she could tell. Ms. Headlee’s a very talented author with an incredible imagination and talent.

I highly recommend Morning’s Journey by Kim Iverson Headlee and I’m looking forward to reading more.

Morning’s Journey is deserving of so much more than a ranking of five, but since that’s the top rating, I gladly give it five steaming hot cups of Room With Books coffee.

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Excerpt

from Chapter 13: A surprise attack

GYAN JERKED her sword from the man she’d gutted and glanced up to watch in horror as one of the raiders pulled Angusel from Stonn’s back. She whipped her head around. The rest of her men lay dead, injured, or were putting other raiders to flight.

“A’mi!” she called in Caledonaiche, and in Ròmanaiche, “To me!”

The fighting had spooked the horses, and most were trying to free themselves, rocking the tether logs violently.

Angusel and his assailant disappeared behind a log. A yelp of pain rang out. No time to wait for the other men to return. Gyan gauged the distance around the log: too far. She sheathed her sword, ran toward Angusel’s last known position, jumped on top of the log, and vaulted onto the raider’s back. Together they tumbled, one over the other, across the hard-packed dirt toward the trees.

As she grappled with the raider, he worked his dagger free. She rolled before he struck, but not far enough to avoid a hard blow in the stomach. The dragon on her wide bronze belt deflected it, but pain bolted through her midsection.

My bairn!

Grimly, she thrust aside concern for her unborn child to concentrate on her own survival.

 

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About the Author

AuthorPhoto_MorningsJourneyKim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet.

Kim is a Seattle native and a direct descendent of twentieth-century Russian nobility. Her grandmother was a childhood friend of the doomed Grand Duchess Anastasia, and the romantic yet tragic story of how Lydia escaped Communist Russia with the aid of her American husband will most certainly one day fuel one of Kim’s novels. Another novel in the queue will involve her husband’s ancestor, the seventh-century proto-Viking king of the Swedish colony in Russia.

For the time being, however, Kim has plenty of work to do in creating her projected 8-book Arthurian series, The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles, and other novels under her imprint, Pendragon Cove Press. She has been a published novelist since 1999, beginning with the original edition of Dawnflight (Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0671020412).

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Dawnflight

by Kim Iverson Headlee

 

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About the Book

Gyan is a Caledonian chieftainess by birth, a warrior and leader of warriors by training, and she is betrothed to Urien, a son of her clan’s deadliest enemy, by right of Arthur the Pendragon’s conquest of her people. For the sake of peace, Gyan is willing to sacrifice everything…perhaps even her very life, if her foreboding about Urien proves true.

Roman by his father, Brytoni by his mother, and denied hereditary rulership of his mother’s clan because of his mixed blood, Arthur has followed his father’s path to become Dux Britanniarum, the Pendragon: supreme commander of the northern Brytoni army. The Caledonians, Scots, Saxons, and Angles keep him too busy to dwell upon his loneliness…most of the time.

When Gyan and Arthur meet, each recognize within the other their soul’s mate. The treaty has preserved Gyan’s ancient right to marry any man, providing he is a Brytoni nobleman—but Arthur does not qualify. And the ambitious Urien, Arthur’s greatest political rival, shall not be so easily denied. If Gyan and Arthur cannot prevent Urien from plunging the Caledonians and Brytons back into war, their love will be doomed to remain unfulfilled forever.

But there is an even greater threat looming. The Laird of the Scots wants their land and will kill all who stand in his way. Gyan, Arthur, and Urien must unite to defeat this merciless enemy who threatens everyone they hold dear.

 

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Excerpt

from Chapter 7: The prophecy

Upon completion of the joinings, the High Priest called for the sunderings. Weddings performed on Àmbholc night could be broken the following year with no shame clinging to either person. This year, no pair stepped forward for the sundering. More cheers raced skyward.

The congregation lined up to receive personal blessings and prophecies. As Gyan watched her father cross the Most Sacred Ground to dip his torch to the Sacred Flame, she tried to guess what the High Priest’s words to her would be. A year ago, he had spoken of betrothal to a foreigner. She recalled the depth of her disbelief, for there had been no alliance with the Breatanaich then, just seemingly unquenchable hatred.

Yet the impossible had occurred.

A gust wrestled with the flames as she approached the priests. Their faces were impassive in the wild light, as secretive as the stones. Gyan gave her torch to an attendant and knelt, head bowed, in ritual submission before the High Priest. The feathers of her robe whispered their own prophecies in the wind. Gnarled hands settled lightly upon her head.

The High Priest’s voice sounded subdued and sad: “A powerful chieftain of Breatein is fated to bring you great joy and great sorrow.” His voice dropped to a rasping whisper she had to strain to hear. “And death.”

 

Book Review

It is my pleasure to read and review Dawnflight, The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles Book 1, by Kim Iverson Headlee.

What a beautiful look at the old legend of Arthur and Guinevere from Guinevere’s view point as a warrior chieftainess. It is unlike any version of Arthurian legend I’ve ever read before!

Ms. Headlee knows how to write characters of great strength and strong emotion so exceedingly well. I fell into this story and didn’t realize I was reading the retelling of Arthur and Guinevere until I was well into the book. But by then Gyan and Arthur already had my heart.

The pictures that Ms. Headlee penned in my head with her words took me back in time to witness their eyes meeting for the first time, to the morning of their first practice session and Arthur’s pain at wounding Gyan, to the battles . . . Her every word adding a color or a contour or a shading to the last one that she drew.

One part that truly moved me was Gyan’s conversion to the One God from her pagan ways of worship. I could feel her heart turning, I could feel the warmth as she heard the words she didn’t yet understand, and I cried the morning she accepted the One God into her heart with the help of Dafydd.

I am so incredibly enamored of Dawnflight that I am cheerfully looking forward to reading Morning’s Journey soon.

I highly recommend Dawnflight by Kim Iverson Headlee and give it five steaming hot cups of Room With Books coffee.

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© September 6, 2015

Patricia, Room With Books

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About the Author

AuthorPhoto_DawnflightKim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet.

Kim is a Seattle native and a direct descendent of twentieth-century Russian nobility. Her grandmother was a childhood friend of the doomed Grand Duchess Anastasia, and the romantic yet tragic story of how Lydia escaped Communist Russia with the aid of her American husband will most certainly one day fuel one of Kim’s novels. Another novel in the queue will involve her husband’s ancestor, the seventh-century proto-Viking king of the Swedish colony in Russia.

For the time being, however, Kim has plenty of work to do in creating her projected 8-book Arthurian series, The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles, and other novels under her imprint, Pendragon Cove Press. She has been a published novelist since 1999, beginning with the original edition of Dawnflight (Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0671020412).

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