The long-awaited new novel by the acclaimed author of Daughter of Albion. In 47AD, Rome has colonised southeast Britain. Tortured by her part in the Roman attack that destroyed her township, Ailia has been living alone in a remote Welsh forest. She returns to a world that has been turned upside down. The tribespeople cling to what little land remains to them, investing all their hope in the charismatic war-king, Caradog, who has been leading a guerrilla campaign against the encroaching army. As the fighting escalates, Ailia proves herself an indispensable advisor to the war-king. But she must overcome a fellow tribesman determined to undermine her. And subdue her passionate attraction to Caradog. The soul of her country will only survive if Ailia succeeds in becoming a Songwoman.
Praise for DAUGHTER OF ALBION: "While fantasy lovers will enjoy the mysticism and world building, and historical fiction readers will appreciate the Roman invasion story line, there are also plenty of sensual scenes between Ailia and her two lovers for romance fans.—Booklist; "I am in awe of Ilka’s ability to recreate a Britain of AD43. Caer Cad is alive and I felt I was there, standing by its fires from page one...A great book."—Cecilia Ekback, author of Wolf Winter; "A beautiful and brilliant book, a masterpiece."—John Marsden; "Deeply layered, densely, sensuously written and profoundly original."—Isobelle Carmody, author of the Obernewtyn series; ‘Tampke’s Iron-Age Britain is a marvel—original, ingenious and exciting.’—Toni Jordan, author of The Fragments