The Welsh Prince who discovered America

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Madoc ab Owain; prince of Gwynedd and legend would have it, brave explorer of the New World.Born circa 1142 at Dolwyddelan Castle, Madoc was the son of the great Welsh ruler Owain Gwynedd. Illegitimate, as were several of his siblings, under Welsh law of the time, he nevertheless was recognized as a prince.

By all accounts, the young Prince Madoc spent his formative years in the Norse city of Dublin, and likely learned the skills of sailing and ship building from his time there.

These were turbulent times though and Madoc would have returned to a Gwynedd whose borders were under constant threat from the Norman king, Henry II, from Marcher Lords and from his father’s own brother Cadwaladr.

In 1170, the death of Owain Gwynedd left a power vacuum in the kingdom of Gwynedd, and internal squabbling between several of his sons eventually led to armed conflict.
Disappointed and disillusioned with the events that followed his father’s passing, Madoc gathered up some followers and in the footsteps of previous intrepid Norse explorers, set out for a new beginning.

Intrigued? Want to read more? The Madoc Trilogy is available to purchase.

Forgotten Dragon book cover

Forgotten Dragon

As Madoc strives to see justice done, he must prevail over treachery and duplicity from those nearest to him, outwit dangerous mercenaries, survive perilous seas, and overcome the interference of powerful Norman Earls.

The story wends its way through the rugged mountains terrain of Snowdonia, across the treacherous Menai Straits to the Norse city of Dublin, itself wracked in conflict, and striving to remain free of expanding Norman influence, before reaching its dramatic climax on the Isle of Anglesey, the ancient Druidic capital of Wales.

Voyage of the Dragon book cover

Voyage of the Dragon

The adventure continues in this second book of the series.

In search of a New World, Madoc and his band of adventurers strike out for a new life, away from bitter sibling rivalry and infighting.

On the way they will encounter an arrogant and dangerous lord, an ambitious bishop, an Irish hating giant psychopath, and a vindictive Icelandic chieftain, whilst all the while being trailed by a deadly Welsh mercenary.

Will Prince Madoc and his fellow travelers get to the mystical land far to the west? Can they even make it out of Europe?

Dragon's Landing book cover

Dragon's Landing

In the final installment of the series, Prince Madoc and his companions find themselves in a strange new world.

As they travel this new domain they will encounter friendly and not so friendly locals, bewildering beasts, hallucinogenic liquors and mighty cities.

They will suffer treachery and tragedies that will test their powers of diplomacy, endurance, belief and fighting spirit.

Can they overcome adversity to triumph and will love conquer all?

Trilogy

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