The Sea-Battler's Song (The Saga of the Heroine) By Bobbie Groth
During a cold autumn storm, a young man washes ashore and is discovered by Ronnat Rua, apprentice to the Death Crooner of the Trabally, a young woman whose travails and travels become part of the legends and sacred history of her people. Ronnat nurses him back to health, and they begin to learn each other’s language. A haunting melody he sings one evening propels him straight into her heart, and compels Ronnat to venture unwillingly off the islands of her childhood and leave her lover in order to understand the mysteries of her birth and fulfill her duty to a father unknown. The perilous voyage across sea and land demands much of her skills weaving the spells and rituals of her people, commanding her attention to the strange ways of unknown ancestors, and ultimately throwing her into a fight for her life against man and nature. The Sea-Battler’s Song is second in The Saga of the Heroine series.
Series: The Saga of the Heroine (Book 2)
Paperback 212 Pages
Publisher: Independently Published (June 19, 2019)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bobbie Groth’s life-long devotion to the study of history, archeology, ancient art, folklore, and religion, has taken her to Oxford University for Art History, to Ireland, Scotland, Greece, and Rome—among other countries—to explore ancient ruins, and compelled her to get badly sun-burned working on-site at archeological digs. As ordained clergy, she made a professional career providing spiritual care, guidance, and education to persons recovering from violence, and taught social sciences and humanities at the university level. Now she divides her time between writing, artwork, her dogs, her large extended family, and playing traditional Celtic music.
"The best advice I ever received on being an author was in 1969 from the children's book author Keith Robertson, who I had the amazing privilege of having supervise my high school independent study in writing children's books. He told me, 'Write what YOU want to write about, and how YOU want to write about it--don't let anyone discourage you from doing that.' I never forgot that piece of advice."