New Release: Agricola's Bane by Nancy Jardine

Today, I welcome back my good author friend, Scottish writer of historical adventure, Nancy Jardine.  

Nancy is celebrating the release of the fourth instalment, Agricola's Bane, in her wonderful Celtic Fervour Series set in northern Britannia under Roman occupation. If you haven’t read her stories yet, I can highly recommend them. Full of drama, adventure and romance, she weaves in local and regional history, which make her books even more enjoyable. 

Many congratulations on your new release, Nancy! Over to you...


Hello Cathie, it’s excellent to be visiting your blog again. I’m especially excited because I can share news about a brand new addition to my list of novels.

Agricola’s Banethe fourth book in my highly acclaimed Celtic Fervour Series, published with Ocelot Pressis now available to pre-order on Amazon! (EBook launch 15th November 2018; Paperback launch event at a local Heritage Centre 22nd November.)

For readers of the series, Book 4 continues the tales of the Celtic Garrigill warrior clan, this time featuring Enya of Garrigill and Nith of Tarras. The date at the outset of Agricola’s Bane is mid-November AD 84 and the location is Caledon territory (modern-day Aberdeenshire / Scotland). The Late Iron Age tribal warriors who have survived a very recent battle against the Ancient Roman armies take refuge in the hills. General Agricola has continued to march northwards in his quest to claim even more territory for the Roman Empire but discovers that he is thwarted by more than the local warriors who continue to be very adept at guerrilla warfare. Going near the Roman legions means risking a stabbing death under a Roman gladius, but the Garrigill warriors must also evade the notice of the traitorous Vacomagi who have signed up for Roman coin!

For those not familiar with the earlier books of the series, I’m hoping you enjoy my younger Garrigill members. It might just whet your appetite to find out more about other members of my Garrigill Clan!

Here is a little bit more….


AD 84 Northern Roman Britain

Nith of Tarras aids Enya of Garrigill in the search for her kin, missing after the disastrous battle at Beinn na Ciche fought between the Caledon warriors and the mighty Legions of the Rome. Enya soon has a heartrending choice to make – should she tread Vacomagi territory that’s swarming with Roman auxiliaries to find her brother? Or head south in search of her cousin who has most likely been taken captive by the soldiers of Agricola?

General Gnaeus Iulius Agricola – Commander of the Britannic Legions and Governor of Britannia – is determined to claim more barbarian territory for the Roman Empire, indeed plans to invade the whole island but finds not all decisions are his to make. It increasingly seems that the goddess, Fortuna, does not favour him.

The adventures of the Garrigill clan continue...

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About Nancy:

Nancy Jardine writes contemporary mysteries; historical fiction and time-travel historical adventure. Her current historical focus is Roman Scotland, an engrossing pre-history era because her research depends highly on keeping abreast of recent archaeological findings.
A member of the Romantic Novelists Association, the Scottish Association of Writers, the Federation of Writers Scotland and the Historical Novel Society, her work has achieved finalist status in UK competitions.

She lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, with her husband but life is never quiet or boring since her young grandchildren are her next-door neighbours. She regularly child-minds them, those days being cherished and laughter filled.

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  1. Thank you for inviting me to share my news today, Cathie. It 's an exciting day and a pleasure to be visiting you!

  2. Nith (from Agricola's Bane) says thank you for telling the world about him!


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