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The Last Legend: Book Trailer

The Last Legend Book Trailer on YouTube  






The Last Legend: WILL THERE BE A SEQUEL?

Yes. You’re probably thinking: Well, that was surprisingly straightforward.  I aim to please.  (^__^) The sequel is tentatively titled Darkest Shore. Here’s a blurb about it:   The year is 1348.  A great pestilence sweeps through Europe, killing indiscriminately.  Kellan mac Couhlan makes the decision to flee from Aragon back to Ireland – his homeland – with his young…






The Last Legend: A Woman’s Choices

OK, so, if you’re a woman in the Middle Ages, you get the short end of the stick.  That’s what our modern and enlightened, post-industrial POV reaction is, right?  And, for the most part, I think that’s true, even accounting for changing standards and sensibilities.  Medieval women are generally classified in one of two groups…






The Last Legend: Literacy and Education of Leaders in Medieval Ireland

I have a theory that several chieftains in medieval Ireland didn’t come into their lands and titles fully educated.  However, I think that once they were settled a bit in their post (and their authority was no longer questioned) they made an effort to improve themselves through learning.  I have absolutely no evidence to support…






The Last Legend: The Papacy of Avignon

First and foremost, I’d better warn you: I’m not a historian.  I’m not Catholic.  I’m not even well-read on this subject.  Actually, I did the research for this about 10 years ago, so I had to reacquaint myself with the basics via Wikipedia.  …  Yeah, I know; that’s pretty bad.  But I want to open…






The Last Legend: Coming of Age in the Middle Ages

Before I get into the teenage years of the average medieval child, let me just say a few things about their childhood first.  I’ve read that prior to the Black Death (1348-1351), children were not treasured by their parents the way they are treasured now.  To some extent, yeah, I think that’s true.   Many children…






The Last Legend: Book Teaser

Kellan indulges in a deep, calming breath.  He tells himself he has nothing to worry about.  In his explorations of the area surrounding Bowen’s lair today he has found neither Bowen nor her mount.  He concludes that he is alone. But his instincts are whispering otherwise. His hands fist at his sides as he surveys…






The Last Legend: Winemaking

I love wine. We are great friends, he and I. Very close chums on cold, winter nights. (It’s summer now and I have the electric fan on and I’m trying not to think about how very tasty dinner would be with a glass of Australian red… I’ve drunk my two bottles for the month already….






The Last Legend: Lords and their Responsibilities

OK, um, this is the part where I confess that I’ve only seen one Monty Python movie, and then only once and all I can remember is a guy beating a cat against a building, a black knight getting dismembered as he talks tough, coconut shells being clinked together to mimic the sound of hoof…






Medieval History: The Family and the Household

So, I haven’t studied this particular aspect of medieval history extensively (I think I’d need a big travel budget and a talent for medieval languages to really do the field justice), but from Le Roy Ladurie’s book (Montaillou: a portrait of a medieval village) I’ve gleaned that a man was almost always the head of…