LAUNCH PARTY: Elizabeth Cunningham, "Red-Robed Priestess"

Event date: 
Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
6422 Montgomery St., Suite 6
12572-0482 Rhinebeck
us

This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.

Join us as we launch the final book in Elizabeth Cunningham's The Maeve Chronicles. 

7:00pm - Reception

7:30pm - Reading & Signing

RSVP on Facebook

After a life of passion and adventure that has brought her through slavery to the Resurrection Garden, through the controversies of the Early Church to a hermit cave in southern Gaul, Maeve, the Celtic Magdalen, finally comes full circle. At the urging of Sarah, her daughter by Jesus, Maeve returns to the British Isles to seek her first-born daughter, who was stolen from her by the druids more than forty years ago.

The night before her channel crossing, Maeve encounters a man she first mistakes for Jesus' ghost. This familiar stranger is equally haunted, and the two are drawn into a moonstruck liaison that will entwine their lives in "an impossible Celtic knot." He is none other than General Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, the newly appointed Roman Governor of Britain, destined to defeat the Iceni Queen Boudica in one of the bloodiest battles in history.

And Boudica, the Celtic rebel queen, is none other than Maeve's long lost child.

Fully accessible to new readers, Red-Robed Priestess will be deeply satisfying to fans who have accompanied Maeve on her journey, reuniting them with beloved characters from the earlier novels, especially Magdalen Rising.

At sixty something, Maeve is as feisty as ever, her distinctive sense of irreverent humor very much intact, but she has also grown—and so has the author. In this final volume of the critically acclaimed Maeve Chronicles, Elizabeth Cunningham confronts a political and emotional complexity that speaks to our times. Maeve's courageous and compassionate witness of an epic tragedy she cannot prevent will challenge and comfort all of us who have ever faced intractable circumstances of our own.

Red-Robed Priestess Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780982324691
Availability: Backordered
Published: Monkfish Book Publishing - November 8th, 2011