The Stolen Bride: Book summary and reviews of The Stolen Bride by Tony Hays

The Stolen Bride

An Arthurian Mystery

by Tony Hays

The Stolen Bride
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2012
    352 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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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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"Starred Review. Hays just keeps getting better with each entry in this intriguing historical series." - Publishers Weekly

"A realistic portrait of post-Roman Britain as no Camelot but a down-and-dirty home to warring factions - complex, exciting and well worth your time." - Kirkus Reviews

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Tony Hays Author Biography

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Tony has literally worn all those hats during his life.

No stranger to government service, Tony served as a nuclear, biological, and chemical defense specialist with the Tennessee Army National Guard.  He has visited some 30 countries, living in six -- Japan, Kuwait, Poland, the Marshall Islands, Macedonia, and England.  Periodically Tony  has worked with American intelligence overseas in both active and supporting roles.  During his tenure in the Middle East, he cultivated sources among members of Hezbollah and actually attended a Spring 1997 fundraiser for the Taliban. He also served as the founding chairperson of the Overseas Security Advisory Council--Kuwait, a non-profit, State Department-...

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