Thread of a Spider (Paperback)
1920 found Ireland at the peak of tensions that had been building for centuries. Famine, tyranny, and strife robbed the Irish of their homes, their lives, and their country. Four years after the Easter Rising, the pressure became so great, that the southern Irish took up arms against the British and fought for a free nation.
Following an ambush at the Upton Rail Station in 1921 Ireland, British troops burn Ailis' home to the ground and arrest her fianc , Liam, for murder. She and her younger brother Paddy flee to an enchanted glen. Lured by a haunting song, Paddy is abducted by forest folk. Perilous obstacles, and a questionable stranger, hinder Ailis' attempts to find her brother or free her fiance until her only hope for survival rests on the magic of the Fae.
Thread of a Spider, a historical fantasy, weaves history and Irish myth together to tell a story about two teenage siblings caught in the war and swathed in the legends of Erie.˃˃˃ A fantasy based on history woven with rich Irish lore.Audiobook with Lee Brophy narrating won AudioBook Choice Award 2018
"Thread of a Spider is an absorbing story that smoothly combines key elements from both history and fantasy. Author D. L. Gardner (also a fellow contributor at Amazing Stories) has created a magical little world filled with courage and charm set in an unlikely stage of war and terror."
- Amazing Stories Magazine