The Du Lac Devil by Mary Anne Yarde
The Du Lac Devil is the second book of The Du Lac Chronicles – a Historical fantasy/Young Adult novel by Mary Anne Yarde
War is coming to Saxon Briton.
As one kingdom after another falls to the savage might of the High King, Cerdic of Wessex, only one family dares to stand up to him — The Du Lacs.
Budic and Alden Du Lac are barely speaking to each other, and Merton is a mercenary, fighting for the highest bidder. If Wessex hears of the brothers’ discord, then all is lost.
Fate brings Merton du Lac back to the ancestral lands of his forefathers, and he finds his country on the brink of civil war. But there is worse to come, for his father’s old enemy has infiltrated the court of Benwick. Now, more than ever, the Du Lac must come together to save the kingdom and themselves.
Can old rivalries and resentments be overcome in time to stop a war?
The Du Lac Devil has a recommend reading age of 16+
A Word from the Author
For well over a thousand years we have been enchanted with the tales of King Arthur and his knights. Arthur’s story has everything – loyalty, betrayal, love, hate, war and peace, and like all good stories, there isn’t a happy ending for our hero. Arthur is betrayed by his best friend, Lancelot, and then he is betrayed once again by his nephew, Mordred. Arthur’s reign comes to a dramatic and tragic end on the battlefield at Camlann.
When Arthur died, the knights died with him. Without their leader they were nothing, and they disappeared from history. No more is said of them, and I always wondered why not. Just because Arthur is dead, that doesn’t mean that his knights didn’t carry on living. Their story must continue — if only someone would tell it!
War is coming…
The Du Lac Devil follows the fortunes and misfortunes of Lancelot du Lac’s sons — Budic, Alden and Merton — as they try to forge a life for themselves in an ever-changing Saxon world.
Unfortunately, there is a problem. It is imperative that the sons of Lancelot remain united at all times, for only then are they unconquerable. However, if it were known that there was a quarrel between the brothers, then that would change everything. As the brothers continue to argue, their enemies plot against them. War is coming, and only one man has the power to stop it —the youngest son of Lancelot — Merton du Lac. But, Merton loyalty is questionable. Will he stand with his brothers in their hour of need? Or will he forsake them and follow his own interests? The fate of Briton depends on his decision.
(Mary Anne Yarde, December 2016)
Other Books in the Same Series
The Du Lac Chronicles
Book 1 – The Du Lac Chronicles
Novella – The Pitchfork Rebellion