Absolutely spellbinding, The Fox by Arlene Radasky is a fascinatingly sublime historical romance and fantasy novel that looks at true courage and truly selfless acts. In this epic fiction that crosses centuries, Druid healers at the beginning of recorded time will be rescued from obscurity by an archeologist of the twenty-first century. Jahna’s clan lay in the path of destruction exacted by the Romans. Her fate is sealed unless a bargain is made with the Gods, which without a doubt means a human sacrifice. Two thousand years later, Aine MacRae is on their trail. A struggling archaeologist, she is on the verge of uncovering the village where they once lived, driven by her mind melds with an ancient force. Encouraged by a ghostly visit, she will do whatever it takes to unearth time’s mystery. Greed almost triumphs leaving the truth and ancient stories buried forever, but an undying love is rekindled.
The Fox by Arlene Radasky is a complex tapestry of storytelling verve and breathtaking flights of fancy. Truly a masterwork of literary fantasy romance, the historical narrative aspect is not to be overlooked as it sheds the light on Druid life and the happenstance and science of ancient bog bodies.
When an ancient clan fights to save their family against the tyranny of the Romans, they will cross paths with modern archaeologists’ centuries later. While collective, what first brings them together is a first century healer named Jahna who, being favored by the Goddess Morrigna, is able to mentally connect with others through space and time. When Jahna’s mate, Lovern, is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice, Jahna will make a mind link and have faith in the afterlife—and eternity—to reconnect with him.
Two thousand years later, Aine MacRae, an archaeologist who Jahna centuries before first planted a seed, is on the verge of uncovering the village where Jahna lived—and loved. This site, the Treadwell Farm, is on the Highlands of Scotland, and for mind melds and a ghostly visit, greed almost triumphs nearly leaving ancient stories buried forever and a lost love lost. This love that Aine will rediscover with fellow Caledonian chieftain tomb-raider Marc Hunt—proving that Jahna’s love will live on and their paths will be a seamless entity through time…
82 AD November
I will die when I choose to die.
And as I die, my thoughts will be of Lovern, the Fox, a man who taught me to live, to talk to the gods, and to love. We failed to change the future, and now I beg the goddess Morrigna to allow my daughter a safe journey. I have only time for one more passage dream to tell our story.
Then, I shall die.