EVENSONG: The Last Druid

Period Fantasy Romance

France, 1194. It is an era of heroism, heraldry, and passion. Of lords and ladies—of power and intrigue. When superstitions are commonplace and the devil lurks everywhere, especially in the smiles of those you would trust.

EVENSONG: THE LAST DRUID opens in Brittany, with Prince Philip’s arrival to the DuBois manor to meet his betrothed, Elise, and for his knighting ceremony prior to a Crusade to the Holy Land. Philip is a devout Catholic and champion of the Pope. But when he sees a pair of ravishing, silver eyes belonging to Elise’s younger sister, his heart becomes torn and led down an entirely separate path…

Catherine DuBois is the youngest daughter of the manor, the black sheep of the family—always challenging authority and never willing to conform to the mold cast before her. She is strong and independent during a time when women were traditionally servile. She clings to the enchantment of her fading childhood dreams when she would meet a man named Lucian in the dark and foreboding Forest of Broceliande… where she would learn of spells and things not of this world. Catherine fights to retain her own spirituality in the face of the new Holy Roman Church, decidedly aimed at weeding out the last of the “snakes;” the Druids of Brittany.

Philip’s challenge is his devotion to the Church in contrast to his overwhelming love for Catherine. He is young and inexperienced and next in line to the throne. And while he has an uncanny ability to make things go right by his naive insouciance and blind faith, he is soon to meet his greatest opponent… his cousin, the Duke William of Burgundy—a brilliant plotter and manipulator of men with ideas of his own. William is power-hungry and will stop at nothing to acquire the throne for himself. And when he learns of Philip and Catherine’s clandestine meetings, he quickly gains command of the situation to his advantage.

Philip and Catherine must overcome their own inner struggles of right and wrong while averting William’s evil interceptions. They symbolize the yin and yang of medieval trials, oftentimes switching roles… questioning, answering, succumbing and triumphing.