Sowena is besieged by the Catuvellauni army at what is now called Burgh Castle on the Norfolk coast. Will she be able to escape and head across the sea to Saxonia?
I had a day looking round Burgh Castle this week. It’s a “Saxon Shore Fort” and one of the most spectacular Roman sites in England. There’s some pretty serious wall to explore there… and the chance to be in the Norfolk Broads as well.
Burgh Castle from the north east
the ruined north gate
Halvergate Marshes looking west from Burgh Castle
The first draft of Southward is now available. Click here to read it.
Southward, the second part of The Compass Quartet, recounts how the infant Arthur takes his first steps in his new world.
The next book will be called Easterners – and 20,000 words have been written already.
The final book in the quartet will be called Westring and will tell the tale of how Ygrainne comes looking for her son.