Sisters at the Edge of the World by Ailish Sinclair
ISBN: (Paperback) 978-1-7396159-0-1
ASIN: (Kindle) B0BBH5QS1Y
Release Date: 21st of September 2022
New Novel Highlights Roman History of Scotland
Having explored 16th century witch trials in THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR and 18th century child kidnappings in FIREFLIES AND CHOCOLATE, author Ailish Sinclair has now travelled far back in time to the Iron Age and the Roman invasion of Scotland.
From the provocative opening scene to the later dramatic and devastating events of the story, SISTERS AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD is a book that will continually surprise, delight, and sometimes shock the reader. The novel features the beautiful hill of Bennachie, and the stone circles of Aberdeenshire along with the cliffs and caves of Cullykhan Bay.
Aspects of the book
- The main characters are fiercely bonded chosen sisters, one of them neurodivergent.
- The story is set in the 1st century CE and features the battle of Mons Graupius between the Romans and the Caledonian tribes.
- There’s romance, but it’s rather complicated romance this time.
- The stone circle from Ailish’s previous books is still there in all its glory.
- The castle is not, obviously, but there is a great round house where it will be one day. And a wee hoosie in the woods.
When Morragh speaks to another person for the very first time, she has no idea that he is an invader in her land.
What she does next constitutes a huge betrayal of her people, threatening her closest relationships and even her way of life itself.
As the conflict between the Caledonian tribes and the Roman Sons of Mars intensifies, can Morragh use her high status in the community to lessen the coming death toll or even prevent outright war?
Set in 1st century Northern Scotland, SISTERS AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD is a tale of chosen sisters, fierce warriors, divided loyalties and, ultimately, love.
Quote from Ailish
I am so pleased to finally be able to bring this novel to the reading public. There were times when I thought this would never happen, having been diagnosed with two auto-immune disorders during the writing of the book. But, at last, after long spells of illness and several hospitalisations, years of research and copious tears, Morragh’s unique and intense story can finally fly out into the world.
What’s next for Ailish Sinclair?
I have a series of three dark contemporary romance novels in the editing stage. They’re so naughty that I’m a bit worried no one will be able to look me in the face again after reading them! But life can be too short to let things like that stop you, so they should be released in 2023.
Ailish Sinclair trained as a dancer and taught dance for many years, before working in schools to help children with special needs. A short stint as a housekeeper in a castle fired her already keen interest in untold stories of the past and she sat down to research and write.
She now lives beside a loch with her husband and two children where she writes and dances (yes, still, when medical conditions allow) and eats rather a lot of chocolate.
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