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The Stolen Bride

The Stolen Bride

The Arthurian Mysteries (Volume 4)

Tony Hays

Forge Books

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Malgwyn ap Cuneglas is counselor to Arthur, High King of the Britons. When he accompanies his liege to the West to broker a deal between warring tribes they come across a scene of utmost depravity and murder to sicken even the most battle-hardened warrior. Things don't get any better when they finally arrive at their destination to discover that King Doged is fighting to keep his kingdom safe from both Saxons from abroad and younger nobles vying for power. Doged loses that fight when shortly after Arthur and his counselor arrive, he is murdered. His young wife, defenseless and alone, appeals to Arthur to find her husband's killer. Arthur quickly agrees and Malgwyn is given this almost impossible task.

Why would Arthur be so interested in helping keep this small region stable and under the High King influence? Perhaps because Doged's people had discovered caves that might contain huge veins of gold….

The Stolen Bride is the next masterpiece in Tony Hays's critically acclaimed Arthurian mystery series.



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CHAPTER ONE


My belly roiled and threatened to revolt. Bodies lay prostrate on the ground, in the lanes. Flies buzzed about them, feeding on the blood that reddened their wounds. The sickly sweet scent of death...

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The Stolen Bride

The Stolen Bride is the next masterpiece in Tony Hays's critically acclaimed Arthurian mystery series.

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Praise for The Stolen Bride

“A first-class, page-turning tale. We shall doubtless hear much more of Tony Hays.” —Peter Tremayne, author of A Prayer for the Damned, on The Killing Way

“Hayes has captured the Arthurian legend and made it his own. Many complex plot threads and believable characters make this a series to be savored by historical mystery and Arthurian fiction fans.” —Library Journal, starred review, on The Beloved Dead

“Hays's brilliant second mystery set in fifth-century Britain delivers on the promise of its predecessor, The Killing Way. Already, this series rivals the work of such proven masters of the subgenre as Steven Saylor and Laura Joh Rowland.” —Library Journal, starred review, on The Beloved Dead

“This heady concoction of suspense and legend will appeal to a broad cross-section of historical-fiction and whodunit fans.” —Booklist on The Divine Sacrifice

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Tony Hays

The Stolen Bride is Tony Hays's fourth book his much acclaimed Arthurian mystery series. In addition to writing fiction, Hays is a working journalist who has covered topics as varied as narcotics trafficking (earning his newspaper the Tennessee Press Association award for Public Service in 2000), political corruption, Civil War history, and the war on terror. He currently resides in Tennessee.

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