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Is part of The Wanderers Caiseal Mor , 1995 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 The Circle and the Cross
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'Imagine that you sit warming yourself by a fire in a tiny settlement lying deep in snow. Sweet peat smoke scents the chill breeze and an old song-maker raises a keening cry for summers's long absence. Here amongst folk who call themselves the Feni was a young lad born and there passed his first years on Earth. Raised as the son of a blacksmith, Mawn, this very lad, knows little of the world outside his sleepy village. But Eirinn, his island home is in turmoil. Black-robed monks have made their way across the tempestuous sea from Rome and have set the people at war with one another. The Elf-High King and his Druid Council know they cannot survive the furious might of the Roman Empire, so they must find other ways to save their ancient magical traditions from the evils that threaten to engulf them. For this great task the Council has named a young boy who amongst the Feni was born and there passed his first years on Earth.'

Source: Fantastic Fiction website www.fantasticfiction.co.uk (Sighted 21/4/10)

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Notes

  • Book 1 of The Wanderers series.
  • Dedication: For Nancy.
  • 'An immensely satisfying fusion between early Celtic history and fantasy' (Colleen McCullough, cover of 1995 edition).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Arrow Books , 1995 .
      image of person or book cover 531871985643751212.jpg
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      Extent: 536p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 0091830893 (pbk)
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Earthlight ,
      2000 .
      person or book cover
      Extent: 536p.
      ISBN: 0671037285
Language: German
    • Berlin,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Knaur ,
      2002 .
      person or book cover
      Alternative title: Die Ankunft der Monche
      Extent: 383p.
      Description: illus., map
      Note/s:
      • Translation of The Circle and the Cross : part one
      ISBN: 3426702533
    • Berlin,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Knaur ,
      2002 .
      person or book cover
      Alternative title: Der Heilige Baum : Die Wanderer
      Extent: 335p.
      Description: illus., maps
      Note/s:
      • Translation of The Circle and the Cross : part two
      ISBN: 3426702541; 9783426702543

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  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

'Tis Pity These Are Such a Bore Rosemary Sorensen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 August 1995; (p. 10A)

— Review of The Circle and the Cross Caiseal Mor , 1995 single work novel
'Tis Pity These Are Such a Bore Rosemary Sorensen , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 August 1995; (p. 10A)

— Review of The Circle and the Cross Caiseal Mor , 1995 single work novel
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