Egric

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Warwick Hill Jnr

A writer with a very varied background. The eldest son, and third child in a family of eight children. He was born in far North

Synopsis

When the people living under the protection of Lord Baldfirth and Father Oshart are threatened by a most ancient evil, it is only a forest lad called Egric who can save them. Orphaned as a baby, and raised by his grandparents, Egric is now considered to be the last of the great forest people of pure blood. Tall, dark, green eyed and handsome, Egric is, at times openly believed to be the most wicked of children. He has talents, skills that simple priests envy and hate for their purity. Born with raw courage, Egric, his pet wolf Beoric and only his closest friends are those willing enough to stand when a shape shifter rises from its ancient lair to hunt, kill and feast on human souls. “As the battle is sought, friendships strengthen, lives and the paths they follow change. Innocents are lost and life is renewed. For even the forest people know they cannot escape their destiny.”

Chapters

Chapter 1: The Market Place
Chapter 2: The Darkness Comes
Chapter 3: Alw
Chapter 4: The Druidess’s Gift
Chapter 5: Fear and Death
Chapter 6: Old Wisdom
Chapter 7: Evil Rising
Chapter 8: Osmon
Chapter 9: Evilda
Chapter 10: Days of Terror and Rage
Chapter 11: Battle at the Beast’s Lair
Chapter 12: The Village
Chapter 13: Home

Excerpt

Each chapter follows the main character Egric through his life in the wilds; "He grew up in the deep forest with his Grandparents; his own parents lost to this world when he was barely two. Both Grandparents are now dead, buried proudly by Egric near his home. Their graves, and those of his parents, are protected by powerful old magic. None go there but young Egric. Even the Great Earl leaves the Deep Forest to Egric’s care. Egric appears when he has furs or wild herbs to sell the monks and the townspeople.” Excerpt From: Three Little Sisters LLC. “Egric.” Apple Books.

Timeline

Each book in this series takes place a year apart from each major event to the next. Except book 2, which takes place 2 years after the first book. The third book will take place 1 year after the second book. In total the book spans several years.

Fun Facts

The story takes us through a few intersecting mythologies and time periods, it collides with Saxon history as well as followers of old and ancient religions which could be either Norse or Celtic, although the novel leans heavily on it being linked to Norse. There are ties to the invading Christians who were around the time period of Egric slowly taking control of the Northern continent. Warwick Hill has given us a taste of this timeline before in his novel Pagan Child, Warwick himself is an avid historian and a member of a reconstruction group called The Order of St Knud [re-enactment community interested in the values, lifestyles, and everything 14th century. Although the group takes its name from a Holy Royal Saint from Denmark, and its current master's household is based in Odense, it allows its members to portray a person from any of the Medieval countries that traded or even fought with Denmark during the reign of Valdemar IV Attadage. It is our desire to accurately costume and portray believable characters that the general public can believe are real, follow, and admire, even if they revile a character because they are so believable!!!!

Trees are significant in many of the world's mythologies, and have been given deep and sacred meanings throughout the ages. Human beings, observing the growth and death of trees, and the annual death and revival of their foliage,[1][2] have often seen them as powerful symbols of growth, death and rebirth. Evergreen trees, which largely stay green throughout these cycles, are sometimes considered symbols of the eternal, immortality or fertility. The image of the Tree of life or world tree occurs in many mythologies.[3]

Forest Spirits and "Wights" are found throughout Norse and Celtic mythology. The concept of things that live within the forest have been well documented throughout history. Check out this link for some interesting information on the Skogsrå: Forest Spirits of Swedish Folklore

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