‘Peter Swift and the Secret of Genounia’ is a mystifying English ghost story that just had to be told. It also carries several hidden messages that once learned will never be forgotten.
Eleven year old Peter Swift is an ordinary Lancashire schoolboy who is unknowingly about to embark upon a fantastic adventure in time travel and enchantment.
Peter regularly visits his grandfather Jock’s bleak farmstead. Jock has been plagued by a reoccurring and disturbing apparition at the farm. Peter soon discovers a Roman coin, which appears as if by magic.
Later in the snowy woods Peter is visited by the same terrifying phantom that Jock has seen.
Peter is suddenly transported back through time to the hazardous period in history when Roman and Celt are frequently at war.
He witnesses a horrifying battle outside Bremetennacum (Ribchester in Lancashire) involving Celt, Roman and Jute forces. He is apparently at first invisible, yet later the sinister leader of the Jute military contingent (Alaric) sees the lad and pursues him through the woods.
“Pat Regan’s new book, ‘Peter Swift and the Secret ofGenounia,’ is the kind of mind-bending fantasy thriller that will give kids areason to stay up late, reading under the covers by torchlight, while theirparents softly read excerpts to each other so as not to wake up the kids.”
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Whilst all this is occurring the Celts try to obtain Jute allegiance with coinage on the field of battle.
Peter evades the Jute leader and later meets with Celts who are friendly. A young Celtic girl named Shara Barini also falls in love with the boy.
The wise old druid named Irodox tellsPeter that he is part of a sacred trilogy, linked via birthright to the Rebel Queen Boudicca, including a Celtic sovereign, Queen Branwen, and another who amazingly happens to be a tough Roman centurion (Artorius).
The trio discover that they have anawe-inspiring task to perform, which involves getting within the confines of a top secret Roman military base in Lancashire’s Trough of Bowland. Peter has many incredible adventures along the way, but danger is always close at hand.
History had never recorded that‘Genounia’ was a concealed store for an advanced weapon of the day that was being secretly designed to annihilate the Celtic civilization within the British Isles.
Peter and the others in the sacred triad have to stop the Roman extermination strategy before it begins…
Genounia’s covert military potential and its location were never known. All that is written in the history books about the mysterious locality was that the Emperor of the day confiscated Celtic lands as punishment against the local inhabitants for their earlier armed incursions therein. This astonishing book puts the records straight.
‘Peter Swift and the Secret of Genounia’ is an exhilarating supernatural saga that is set to thrill and inspire people of all ages with its unique blend oftime-travel, ancient magic, historical lore and natural fascination for the deep realms of the unknown. Follow Peter and his friends on their incredible adventure now!
Copyright© Pat Regan 2012
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The author’s previous books include:
UFO: The Search for Truth
The New Pagan Handbook
The Torch and the Spear
Fly Fishing on Wild Becks