Hull student Nicholas Blaketon's life has fallen into a demoralising pattern. Humiliated and angry, he becomes fixated on pale and reclusive Alice Linwood. But Alice believes that people close to her die. She seeks escape by steering her future back into the past to uncover the shrine of a forgotten Celtic water goddess. Leonard Harkin uses pseudo-pagan rites to ensnare naïve young lovers, but when old lovers return with the strength of cynical womanhood, is it in joy or to close his pattern? High on the North York Moors, Romano-Briton Ognirius Licinius Vranaun has clung to a thread of life-force through millennia, sustained by a thirst for retribution as targeted as once was his vengeance on the Keepers of the Pool. But now he knows how to use the elements to his advantage, and this time he will succeed - unless Nicholas can stop Alice from revealing the shrine and completing the pattern.
Linda Acaster is an award-winning novelist and short-story writer, living on England's Yorkshire coast. On her doorstep are the locales of the "Torc of Moonlight" trilogy. "The Bull At The Gate", Book 2, has now launched as an ebook with a paperback to follow.
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History has always fascinated her, especially the day-to-day lives of people who never feature in history's grand recollections. Undertaking the research necessary to breathe life into these long-ago lives regularly throws up direct and eerie connections to 21st century living that she exploits in her fiction.