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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. He also craves another encounter with Rian, the slave he fell in love with during a previous voyage and who still haunts him. But Rian has other ideas. She has no desire to see Pytheas, and she won’t give up her freedom without a fight.
As Pytheas navigates a world of plundered riches, feuding warlords and ancient curses, 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 epic saga ranging from the subarctic 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.
REVIEWS OF The Amber Seeker
"Marries great storytelling and convincing research … Haggith invites the reader to explore a strange world and far-distant time, and the voyage on which she takes the reader is always interesting, sometimes enthralling." Allan Massie, The Scotsman
"Haggith’s woman’s eye view of the Iron Age feels fresh and distinctive." Sunday Herald