Margueritte took her time walking down the aisle in the new church built where the chapel had once been. She never honestly thought of herself as better than plain looking, though many would have called her pretty; but on her wedding day, she was beautiful, as all brides are.
The thought of Abraxas came only once, unbidden, into her mind. She knew she would have to do something, but not on her wedding day.
Charles stood as the best man and Tomberlain stood with him. Elsbeth was the maid of honor and Jennifer stood beside her. Bartholomew gave his daughter away, and Brianna cried, and Father Aden presided over a perfect ceremony. And when he got to the part where he asked her the question, she said, “Oui.” Though it might have been “Weee!”
We will be taking a break from our regularly scheduled program to present Avalon, Season Seven. The season will run for 24 weeks, from March 22 through September 1, Consider it summer vacation reading, as if we haven’t all been home and on virtual vacation for the past 12 months.
To those who have not read any of the Avalon stories before, let me assure you, they are written like a television series. It is good to read the earlier episodes, but not imperative. One episode, and you will get the idea, know who the characters are, and learn that they are trying to get back home to the 21st century while disturbing history as little as possible. They travel through time gates that surround the various lives of the Kairos, a most peculiar person, who has the job of trying to keep history on track. But you can figure that out easily enough, even starting with Season Seven.
Season Seven finds the travelers face to face with a monster who would like nothing better than to literally frighten the travelers to death in order to feast on their souls. The wraith, a refugee from the land of the dead, has followed in the background since 3600 BC, waiting for the time of dissolution, when the gods go away. Now, the travelers step over the line into the AD, the common era, and the wraith feels it is her chance. She will have a few surprises for the travelers, who will have to fight to stay alive.
The second to last episode and the last episode in the season feature two people you may be familiar with. Festuscato, the last Senator of Rome, where things don’t exactly go to plan. And Gerraint, son of Erbin in the days of King Arthur. The last episode is called The Guns of Camelot. Something to look forward to.
Come September 6, just when everyone is getting into the return to school, assuming people will return to school this year (yes, plans are always subject to change), we will continue with our saga. The Kairos Medieval 4 (M4): Saving the West.
First (6 weeks of posts) we will follow Festuscato, the Dragon, as he tries to return home, to Rome and his villa on the Appian Way, and to his comfy chair. He just has one problem to deal with first, a Hun named Attila.
Next (6 weeks of posts) we will join Gerraint, the Lion of Cornwall, now older, in the last days of Arthur where everything leads to the final battle. Don’t miss it.
Finally, Margueritte will return for 18 weeks of posts in The New Way has Come. While she tries to help Charles Martel end the days of civil war, bring order out of the chaos that is Francia, and prepare for the inevitable showdown at Pontiers, she also watches the old Roman world dissolve and become the Middle Ages. The change isn’t as hard as you may think.
I would be remiss if I did not mention that you can read all of the chronicles of the Travelers from Avalon. The books are available at Amazon, Smashwords, B&N, Apple, Kobo, or wherever fine E-books are sold. Please consider buying the book to support the author and remember, reviews matter. Don’t forget to also pick up your copy of the prequel Invasion of Memories.
Season Seven, Wraith begins Monday.