Nick leaves Durham to free Alice from the Pool, echoing pilgrims who, 900 years earlier, seek a fabled spring where an angel-woman cures all ills. Are they a greater threat than a hydraulic fracturing operation or the conservationists opposing it? As Time intersects, can Nick change events in a mediaeval past of saints and demons, or has Alice’s power to heal initiated her own demise? More
Book 3 in the ‘Torc of Moonlight’ trilogy of contemporary time-spanning fantasies set in northern England. "History lies mere inches beneath our feet."
Nick Blaketon leaves Durham to free Alice from the Celtic deity holding her prisoner at the Pool, echoing pilgrims who, 900 years before him, tread the route seeking a fabled spring where an angel-woman cures all ills.
Alice is overjoyed to be reunited with Nick, but she is not the Alice he remembers. Like the land, she is transforming, and he feels caught between betrayals.
When her presence at the Pool is jeopardised by a hydraulic fracturing operation and the conservationists opposing it, Nick cannot walk away. As Time intersects, has he faith enough to change events in a mediaeval past of hallowed saints and conjured demons, or has Alice’s power to heal initiated her own demise?
See LINKS to books below. Linda Acaster is an award-winning writer living in Yorkshire, England (UK), and the author of seven novels, a fiction-writer's resource, and over 100 articles & short stories ranging from Horror to Crime to Literary.