Why are pious monks from the Celtc Church being murdered so violently? The druid Gwynlan investigates into these heinous killings and is set on a course which will lead him to the chambers of the sensual princess Dahud, and startling new evidence.
“Y Derwyddon: Cyfaredd Caer Is” is the sequel to the Derwyddon (Druids) series' first volume “Y Derwyddon: Dirgelwch yr Ogam” published in 2006. Set in the 5th century Age of the Celtic Saints, “Derwyddon” is a Dark Age whodunnit thriller series in which the druid Gwynlan is embroiled in the mysterious murders of several seemingly innocent monks of the Celtic Church. All the evidence points towards a druid conspiracy, but it soon becomes apparent that a secret sect of the Mother Church in Rome may have a significant part to play in these killings. In “Cyfaredd Caer Is” Gwynlan and his apprentice Taran venture with their companion monk Budog to the legendary city of Caer Is. Built at the edge of the sea, with mighty walls as protection from the tides, Caer Is is governed by princess Dahud, daughter of King Gralon.Although Dahud remains faithful to the old Celtic religion she is still willing to accommodate monks of the new Celtic Church in her city, to tempt them with sinful pleasures. Despite her outward sensual appearances, Dahud is extremely strong-willed, defying anyone who attempts to deprive her of her independence by seeking her hand in marriage.
However when her latest suitor arrives at the gates of Caer Is, so does new evidence to help Gwynlan unravel his murder mystery and direct suspicions towards the dark ecclesiastical order Dialedd Duw (Holy Vengeance). Vocabulary sheets to assist learners on Welsh with this series are available from our website.