Beathan the Brigante (Celtic Fervour 5)

Thank you, Yvonne, for inviting me today to share a little about Beathan The Brigante, the 5th book in my highly acclaimed Celtic Fervour Saga Series. I’m thrilled to say it officially launched yesterday! It’s now available in e-book and paperback from Amazon, and in paperback format via Ingram Spark for bookstore and library ordering.

Beathan cover pic Aug 2020

Something your readers might be interested in is that the ebook versions of Books 1-4  in the Celtic Fervour Saga series are reduced to only 99p/99c/0.99euros each, for the days close to launch day in a Big Bonanza SALE! The link for my Amazon author page to get access to the ebooks is included below. They just might still be at 99p, depending on when you read this post!

And now about Book 5… it brings themes of the whole series to a full circle. In Book 1, The Beltane Choice, the Druid priestess Swatrega prophesies the birth of a son to Nara of the Selgovae, a son destined to become a famous tribal leader. A baby boy is, indeed, born to Nara and he is named Beathan – which means ‘life’.

Dramatic events happen to Beathan during his early life, some of which are touched on in Books 3 & 4 and are background for Beathan The Brigante.  He grows up while the Garrigill Clan are under threat of domination by the forces of Ancient Rome, which continues to escalate in northern Britannia. Beathan becomes a refugee when Roman occupation moves from Brigantia (present day Yorkshire/ Cumbria/ Northumberland) into Caledonia (present day Scotland). Even more horrifying, readers discover Beathan is captured after the pitched battle at Beinn na Ciche between the northern Caledonian tribal allies and the Roman legions of General Agricola. At that point he is still not quite 13, though already warrior-trained.

Beathan The Brigante is Beathan’s story, spanning his life from the ages of 13 to 17, though it also completes the entanglements Beathan has with General Agricola. During his captivity, Beathan spends time in many different Roman forts. He is held hostage by General Agricola and dragged all the way to Rome. Escaping the clutches of the Ancient Roman army isn’t easy but Beathan takes advantage of every opportunity that comes his way – some of these events being quite surprising!

Bethan endures so much during his youth, but readers will be glad to know that happiness also comes his way. It doesn’t come easily, though, since Torrin is a determined young Brigante warrior-woman.

Many other themes that permeate the series of five books are also explored in Beathan The Brigante. Beathan might well be desperate to make contact again with his long-lost family, but he is equally bent on wreaking vengeance on his Roman tormentors.

I’ve loved bringing all of the themes of the series together again in Book 5. Beathan of Garrigill is my current (still youthful) Brigante hero and I do hope readers appreciate his qualities, too.


AD 85 Roman Empire

How can young Beathan of Garrigill – held hostage by General Agricola and dragged in chains to Rome – escape and wreak vengeance on his enemies?

Torrin is a strong-minded Brigante warrior-woman who forges her own future. She willingly takes care of him in a time of need, but her own plans are paramount.

Agricola’s career is in tatters. Attempts on his life are plentiful, having lost favour with Emperor Domitian. His gods have abandoned him, though assistance comes from a surprising source.

Will Beathan gain his freedom to return to his kin in Caledonia? Will Torrin be by his side? And how will Agricola survive without the emperor’s benevolence?

Beathan the Brigante is the fifth in the bestselling Celtic Fervour series.

Nancy Jardine author pic Aug 2020

Nancy Jardine writes historical fiction, time travel historical adventure and contemporary mysteries. When not writing or researching (a compulsion she can’t give up), she’ll be with her grandchildren, gardening, or reading novels. She loves to interact with her readers when regularly signing/ selling paperback versions of her novels at local Craft Fairs, and at larger event venues. She enjoys presenting author talks and gives formal presentations on her novels, and on Ancient Roman Scotland, to groups large and small.

She’s a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Scottish Association of Writers, the Federation of Writers Scotland, the Romantic Novelists Association and the Alliance of Independent Authors. She’s self-published with Ocelot Press.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. yvonnemarjot
    Aug 21, 2020 @ 15:13:59

    Reblogged this on Ocelot Press and commented:

    Delighted to have Nancy Jardine with me today, introducing Book 5 in her Celtic Fervour series, Beathan the Brigante, published yesterday.


  2. Nancy Jardine
    Aug 21, 2020 @ 15:33:54

    Thank you for featuring Beathan on your blog today, Yvonne. He is loving some attention! 🙂


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