Quest of the Warrior Maiden

From the dawn of the Middle Ages comes a tale of impossible love between two sworn enemies set against the backdrop of a holy war between Islamic and Christian armies. The legends of Charlemagne come to life in a saga of chivalry, secret romances, betrayal, revenge and magic. Adapted from the classic epic poem Orlando furioso, this tale examines the conflicts between love, war and faith. More

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About Linda C. McCabe

Linda C. McCabe lives in the Northern California Wine Country with her college sweetheart and teenaged son. She received a master's degree as an historian of science from Sonoma State University, and loves to travel. To aid in her novel's research, she traveled twice to France scouring museums in Paris and trekking through medieval hilltop villages in the Midi-Pyrenees. She has been a member of the California Writers Club for more than a decade and is past-president of the local branch, Redwood Writers. She has had opinion/editorials published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the Los Angeles Times and essays published in several of the Redwood Writers' anthologies as well as the Centennial Edition of the California Writers Club Anthology West Winds. Linda was one of sixteen writers who took part in a collaborative effort to each write one chapter in a murder mystery series called the "Sonoma Squares Murder Mystery" that appeared in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. She will also contributed a chapter in the sequel "Red Harvest." More of her writing can be found at her literary blog: where she posts about writing, travel, medievalism and whatever strikes her interest. She also has a website at where she invites book clubs to contact her for visits by speakerphone or Skype chats.


Bradamante to the Rescue
Here is a scene from Chapter 22 from the novel Quest of the Warrior Maiden. This was performed at an event at the Fleschner Memorial Library in Birch Run, Michigan on May 7, 2013.

Bradamante's Call to Adventure
Reading from a book signing at the English Bookshop in Milan, Italy on June 17, 2013. The heroine Bradamante receives her "call to adventure" from the enchantress Melissa. This is adapted from the classic poem "Orlando furioso" by Lodovico Ariosto.


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