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The Anvil Stone
Book 3 of the Macsen's Treasure Series
By Kathleen Cunningham Guler

Congratulations!
Recipient of these awards:

2006 CIPA Award for fiction
Evvy Award
2007 Eric Hoffer Award, Finalist
Eric Hoffer Award
2007 Independent Publishers Book Award,
Bronze Medalist
IPPY Award

  The Anvil Stone      

ISBN-13: 9780966037159
ISBN-10: 0966037154
Hardcover ~ 416 pages ~ $25.95

Freedom is all that matters.” So says spy and master of disguise Marcus ap Iorwerth of his greatest dream. For years, he has courageously struggled to unite Britain’s feuding internal factions and derail the ever-encroaching Saxon threat that has made his homeland a deadly place. 

So when a mysterious stranger delivers a gruesome, bloodstained effigy fashioned to replica watches uk look like him, Marcus immediately knows it’s both a warning and a challenge. He and his wife Claerwen—whose gift of second sight makes her a target as well—run headlong into the daunting fray. Rival factions are instigating war both among themselves and with the Saxons, and while Marcus sets out to quash their treachery, Claerwen discovers another crisis. Those same factions have mounted a desperate search for one of Britain’s most cherished symbols—a magnificent sword of the ancient high kings that has been lost for decades. She knows the sword must be found; it is part of Britain’s future and will pass to uk replica watches a great king called Arthur who has been prophesied to come. With battle about to erupt all around, Marcus learns the stranger, an assassin bent on killing him, may be one of the last sources that could lead him and Claerwen to the sacred sword.

The Anvil Stone brings the volatile tribal nature of Dark Age Britain to life and deftly interweaves it with its mystical Celtic roots and the promise of hope found in rolex replica watches the Arthurian legend. A stunning display of the storyteller’s craft, this book is the third in the spectacular four-part Macsen’s Treasure series that began with Into the Path of Gods and In the Shadow of Dragons.



Reviews:

"The Anvil Stone is a grand, exciting tale laced with glittering myth and history. The fascinating lives of its vivid characters and the strange yet familiar landscape they inhabit are all brought magically to life under Kathleen Cunningham Guler's skilled hand.

 

Fifth-century Britain appears for us again, materializing through the mists. We see and feel its eerie nighttime forests, know the pleasure of a brimming cup of mead on a bone-chilling evening, and remember the simple joy of a warm hearthside. A marvelous and breathtaking world awaits the reader in The Anvil Stone--violent and passionate and totally compelling."

--Jane Guill, author of Nectar from a Stone



"Lovers of historical novels and legends alike will want to read THE ANVIL STONE and the novels that preceded it, INTO THE PATH OF GODS and IN THE SHADOW OF DRAGONS."
 
Waycross Journal Herald

"...Guler creates a pair of memorable characters in the resourceful trickster Marcus and his farseeing wife."
— Library Journal, March 15, 2006

"THE ANVIL STONE is an outstanding tale and very highly recommended, especially to all fans of medieval literature and lore focused on the Arthurian era,  for its highly accurate and enthralling depiction of an already intriguing tale."
— Midwest Book Review

"THE ANVIL STONE is a fresh look at a well loved tale.  The characters are full, have wonderful voices ... 
there is less pageantry and more grit, a behind the scenes approach that is truly appreciated." 
Reader Views 

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This is a very exciting, well-researched story written by an expert in Arthurian and Celtic history. 
The Dark Ages come alive, not only in legends and myths, but in the historical data of places and battles and kings.  The reader is swept into the heart stopping battles and can feel the danger lurking on every page."
TCM Reviews

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"I highly recommend this book to both scholar and casual reader of Arthurian Britain. This highly acclaimed series is a great place for the modern reader to take a step back in time to unearth the pleasures of reading another genre of novels. A great reading experience."
— Richard Blake, reviewer on amazon.com


"...an enjoyable read. Enthusiasts of historical fiction, Society for Creative Anachronism, and all lovers of Celtic matters are going to love this book."
Heartland Reviews
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"I highly recommend this book to both scholar and casual reader of Arthurian Britain. This highly acclaimed series is a great place for the modern reader to take a step back in time to unearth the pleasures of reading another genre of novels. A great reading experience."
— Shirley Roe, Allbooks Reviews

"Indeed, Kathleen C. Guler is a master crafter...  This is the third and BEST novel in the Macsen's Treasure Series!
— Crystal Reviews