Quest of the Warrior Maiden

Bradamante meets handsome Saracen knight Ruggiero on the field of battle, and forbidden passion ignites. With her lover pledged to the enemy, she fears duty and honor must keep them apart forever. When a sorcerer imprisons the knight, Bradamante discovers two cruel prophecies. If she weds Ruggiero, he will die. If she forsakes her love, she’ll doom the Christian empire. What will she choose? More

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About Linda C. McCabe

Linda C. McCabe lives in the Northern California Wine Country with her college sweetheart and twenty-something son. She received a master's degree as an historian of science from Sonoma State University, and loves to travel. To aid in the research of her writing, she has taken two extended trips to France scouring museums in Paris and trekking through medieval hilltop villages in the Midi-Pyrenees. Her first novel "Quest of the Warrior Maiden" won the 2013 Bay Area Independent Publishers Association Award for Best Historic Fantasy.

McCabe has been a member of the California Writers Club for more than a decade and is a past-president of her local branch, Redwood Writers and received the Jack London Service Award. 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 Vintage Voices anthologies as well as the Centennial Edition of the California Writers Club Anthology West Winds.

McCabe was also the winner of the website Portkey(dot)org's First Reader's Choice Award for Best Novel Length Fic for Harry Potter fan fiction in 2003 for her story "Secrets, Lies and the Daily Prophet."

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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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