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The Amber Seeker
The sequel to The Walrus Mutterer, longlisted for the Highland Book Prize, 2018
Northern Britain, Iron Age. Pytheas of Massalia, the famed Greek explorer, roves the icy northern lands of Celtic Britain and beyond, in search of amber and other precious goods. But he also craves another encounter with Rian, the slave he fell in love with during a former voyage, who continues to haunt him. Rian, however, has other ideas. She has no desire to see Pytheas, and she won’t let go of her family, or her freedom, without a fight. As Pytheas navigates plundered riches, feuding warlords and an ancient curse, will he succeed in finding what he set out for?
In the second volume of this extraordinary, imaginative trilogy, Mandy Haggith takes us back to prehistoric times for an intergenerational saga ranging from the Sub-Arctic to the Mediterranean. The Amber Seeker revisits the unforgettable cast of characters we met in The Walrus Mutterer, weaving another visceral tale of loss, longing and revenge in 320 BC.
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"Haggith’s woman’s eye view of the Iron Age feels fresh and distinctive." Sunday Herald