JANE WELCH

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Books

 

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The Runespell Trilogy

This is the first trilogy where the story of Caspar, Brid and Hal begins. Caspar is the only son of a powerful baron, ruler of Torra Alta a frontier castle on the northern border of the wealthy country of Belbidia. Climatic changes have forced the barbaric northern hordes southward to attack Belbidia and, whilst refusing to follow his father's orders, Caspar is taken prisoner by the enemy.

It is a time of conflict when faith turns countrymen against one another yet only faith can save them.

The Runes of War

Book One of The Runespell Trilogy. HarperCollins ISBN 0-00-648025-x pb £6.95

The Lost Runes

Book Two of The Runespell Trilogy. HarperCollins ISBN 0-00-648200-7 pb £6.95

The Runes of Sorcery

Book Three of The Runespell Trilogy. HarperCollins ISBN0-00-648201-5 pb £6.95

The Book of Önd

This is a story of wolves, legendary beasts and destructive necromantic powers. The people of Torra Alta, the northern most barony of Belbidia, struggle to prevent a plague of fearful beasts from overpowering their country. The Druid’s Egg, known also as Necrönd, is the talisman that contains the breath of life of all creatures banished to the Otherworld.
The story follows Caspar, Hal, Brid and May as they struggle through both the world of man and the world of spirit  to find the Maiden, who is, they believe, the only means to control Necrönd. It is also a tale of ambitions and responsibility and how man’s ability to control the savage side of nature is ultimately destructive.
 
The Lament of Abalone
Volume One of The Book of Önd. Simon & Schuster ISBN 0-671-01787-x pb £5.95

The Bard Of Castaguard

Volume Two of The Book of Önd. Simon & Schuster ISBN 0-671-03391-3 pb £5.95

The Lord Of Necrönd
Volume Three of The Book of Önd. Simon & Schuster

 The Book of Man

The world created in the Runespell Trilogy and the Book of Önd continues...

Fifteen years have passed since Caspar set foot in Torra Alta. He has spent his time devoted to his two children and his wife, Queen Ursula of Artor. But after Ursula's death he returns home to claim Torra Alta for his own so that he might pass his birthright on to his troubled son Rollo. But the youth is deeply resentful of his father's actions and abhors the decision to return to Torra Alta, where hobs and dragons scheme to oust man from the bountiful baronies of Belbidia.

This is a story about identity and the search for self-awareness and understanding. Rollo's torment and self-loathing give it particular poignancy.

Dawn of a Dark Age

Volume One of The Book of Man. Published by HarperCollins

The Broken Chalice

Volume Two of The Book of Man. Due for publication in April 2002

 The Allegiance of Man

Volume Three of the Book of Man. Due for publication in April 2003

 

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