Her home and family destroyed by Saxon invaders, young Nymve of the Cornawfi pursues her enemies relentlessly, bow in hand. She has nothing left; but the mysterious stranger who saves her life tells her that she is the possessor of a strange and daunting power that will enable her to influence kings and change the destinies of nations, a power he calls the Sight. Set in an age hundreds of years after The Hawk and the Cup, The Hawk and the Huntress depicts the turmoil left in the Island of the Mighty when the Romans leave, and the Saxon barbarians invade. Seers and kings, warriors and goddesses abound in this exciting and violent novel. And at the centre of it all is Nymve, huntress and horse-tamer, prophetess and advisor to the High Kings of the Island of the Mighty.
"A great romantic Arthurian tale, complete with scrumptious maidens, sweet battle scenes-including some serious hacking and finely envisioned strategies; it owes a little to those greats Lewis and Tolkien, though the pacing is much crisper here. And who has EVER delivered a better sub-Roman Britain in fiction? I can't think of anyone! This is a great read." (David Craig, Franciscan University at Steubenville)
"A clever blend of Celtic mythology and Arthurian legend." (Kathleen Cunningham Guler, author of the Macsen's Treasure Series)
Mark Adderley was born in the railway town of Crewe, England. Like many of his contemporaries, he grew up devouring the novels of C. S. Lewis and, later, Ian Fleming and J. R. R. Tolkien. It wasn’t until he was studying at Cartrefle College in Wales, however, that he discovered the passion for the Arthurian legend that has now lasted almost a quarter of a century.
During his studies in Wales, Mark also met an American woman, Adrianne, whom he married. Moving to America, he got, in not very rapid succession, four children and a PhD in medieval literature from the University of South Florida. He has lived in Florida, Georgia, Montana, and Missouri, and now teaches humanities and writing at Wyoming