Barry Mathias, B.Ed., M.A., is a teacher of English and Drama, and author of historical fiction. His Ancient Bloodlines Trilogy has sold well throughout Canada, Britain and the USA.
The Trilogy is comprised of: The Power in the Dark; Shadow of the Swords; and Keeper of the Grail. It covers the years 1112 to 1118 and is an exciting exploration of the use of power; in particular it deals with the importance of bloodlines, and the rise of the Knights Templar.
In his latest novel, Celtic Dreams of Glory, he focuses on the rise and fall of the charismatic Welsh King Gruffydd ap Llewelyn, who died in 1063 at the hands of Harold Godwinson, the Saxon Earl of Wessex, who later became King Harold of England.
His other publications include Ebb Tide (a collection of poetry) and One For Sorrow, Two For Joy (a collection of short stories).
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In the Ashes of a Dream: Sequel to Celtic Dreams of Glory
by Barry Mathias
In The Ashes of a Dream is the rivetting sequel to Celtic Dreams of Glory. After the death of Gruffydd, the only King of All Wales, in the first book, the fate of Welsh lords and brothers Dafydd and Gwriad becomes dramatically interlinked with that of the Saxon Earl Harold Godwinson who will become King of England.
Celtic Dreams of Glory: The Dramatic Story of the Only King of All Wales
by Barry Mathias
CELTIC DREAMS OF GLORY - Set in Wales in pre-Norman times, this unusual and gripping novel deals with a time period few writers have explored. The story follows the battles and personal triumphs of Gruffyd ap Llewelyn as he becomes the first and only King of All Wales in 1057, and embraces the lives of his two greatest supporters, Gwriad and Dafydd, the sons of the famous General Cydweli.
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