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Award-Winning Epic Fantasy The Sword of Saint Isidores: Circles of Time: Book One by David Thomas Kay

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Wilmington, Delaware Feb 26, 2024 ( - Winner of multiple prestigious awards, including the IRDA Best Fantasy 2022, Readers' Favorite Bronze Medal 2022 for Historical Fiction Christianity, Global Book Award 2022 for Historical Fiction Fantasy, and Book Excellence Award 2023, "The Sword of Saint Isidores" takes readers on an enthralling journey through tenth-century Norway. David Thomas Kay's masterful storytelling and vivid prose breathe life into a tale that reads like a legend, brimming with humor, horror, and mysticism. The sword has been cursed, and as it passes from hand to hand its owner's greatest desires are quashed. The sword becomes the focal point of a gripping family saga, intertwined with Norse mythology, romance and intrigue.

The novel unfolds with a rich tapestry of intertwining narratives, where two compelling romances and three interlocking mysteries serve as the backbone of the story. Theresa's passionate relationship with Ragnarr and the blossoming love between Rota and Leknar weave a web of mysteries that unfold throughout the narrative. Theresa's intuition, reveals the identity of the elusive assassin who killed King Hakon's messenger of God. She is stunned by the coincidence of the titular sword's connection to her father's downfall, whilst she is nestled in her mother's womb. 

Her mother's tragic story connects her to the Viking  Thorgi, the Jarl of Sogn, who is Rota's grandfather, adding layers of intrigue to the unfolding saga. Meanwhile, Rota, a sorceress and clairvoyant, grapples with her internal conflict, blocking out her vision of firing a death arrow into her beloved Leknar, the father of her twin daughters.

Wilhelm, the enslaved soldier of fortune is a major protagonist and a catalyst that binds the characters together. Alphonso, the flawed Spanish monk is the threatening antagonist. As the narrative threads converge, the complexities of love, destiny, and betrayal unravel, ultimately revealing the intricate tapestry of interconnected lives and fates that bind the characters together in unexpected ways.

David Thomas Kay invites readers on an unforgettable adventure through the circles of time, a remarkable Viking saga with a difference. Critics and readers alike have praised The Sword of Saint Isidores for its richly drawn characters, immersive world-building, and compelling storyline. David's story gained praise for its intensely descriptive prose and sweeping historical fantasy fiction.

David Thomas Kay joined Kate Delaney on her show for a captivating discussion that unveiled the intricate layers of his acclaimed Circles of Time series. Throughout the interview, David shared insights into his writing process and the inspiration behind his award-winning novels. From tales of historical fiction to elements of fantasy and metaphysical intrigue, David offered listeners a glimpse into the immersive worlds he creates. If you missed the interview, catch the replay here:



Fans of Viking sagas, legends, and tales of adventure will find themselves drawn into the captivating universe crafted by David Thomas Kay. Additionally, readers who enjoy exploring themes of culture, folklore, and the human experience will find this book both thought-provoking and entertaining. Whether you're a history buff, a fantasy enthusiast, or simply someone who loves a good story, The Sword of Saint Isidores promises an unforgettable reading experience.

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Book Title: The Sword of Saint Isidores: Circles of Time: Book 1

Author: David Thomas Kay 

Publisher: David Thomas Kay and Ocean Reeve Publishing

Represented by: Great Writers Media

Published Date: December 14, 2021

Book Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Fiction, Literature, History, Romance, General Fiction and the supernatural.

About the Author

David Thomas Kay is a master storyteller whose prose effortlessly transports readers to ancient worlds filled with history, romance, and adventure. With The Sword of Saint Isidores, David proves that an impassioned imagination and expertly wielded pen can defy the creative limitations of any genre. His debut novel, The Sword of Saint Isidores, garnered critical acclaim, securing the prestigious IRDA for Best Fantasy of 2022, the Readers' Favorite Bronze Medal for Historical Fiction, Christianity, the Global Book Award for Historical Fiction Fantasy 2022, and the Book Excellence Award 2023. Continuing his success, the second installment in the series, "The Ring of Mann," earned the Readers' Favorite Silver Medal for Y/A Fantasy in 2021. David's unique blend of history and fantasy, infused with elements of paranormal activity and cultural folklore, has captivated readers worldwide. His writing style, often described as Magical Realism, brings vivid characters and richly detailed settings to life. Born in 1937 in Barrow-in-Furness, England, David's early years were shaped by the tumult of World War II. His diverse life experiences, including a stint in the merchant navy and travels through Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, have imbued his writing with depth and authenticity. Now retired, David dedicates his time to crafting compelling narratives that transport readers to extraordinary worlds while drawing inspiration from his love of history and exploration of world cultures.

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