Los Angeles author, S.P. Hendrick, will be signing the latest in her Tales of the Dearg-Sidhe series, The Great Queen’s Hound, along with the previous book in the series, Son of Air and Darkness at Dark Delicacies this Saturday, July 30, 2011. The signing also includes Karen Taylor, signing her book Hunger: The Vampire Legacy; and Polly Frost, signing Deep Inside: Extreme Erotic Fantasies.
The Tales of the Dearg-Sidhe series is built upon the Celtic legend of Cuchulainn, and showcases Hendrick’s gift for blending mythology and history with a cast of fascinating characters. Hendrick inserts Dubhghall mac Cu into the legend seamlessly, as the son of Cuchulainn and Uathach, the daughter of Scathach, whom legend never mentions again after she marries Cuchulainn. Hendrick says, “I love it when I can tie up loose ends that myth has forgotten and in doing so start my own. It’s part of the game of ‘connect the dots’ I keep playing with history and mythology.”
InThe Great Queen’s Hound, Hendrick adds vast depth and dimension to the enigmatic Dubhghall, who is a unique immortal creature in service to the Morrigan, Queen of Darkness and Celtic goddess of war. Given eternity to reflect upon his own character, Dubhghall begins to see past the image of himself solely as a creature of darkness, and starts to learn of his true nature and purpose. Once he understands that darkness is not the destruction of light, but, rather, the foil that lets it shine so brightly, he realizes that he is not a destroyer, but a catalyst.
In this 12th Century tale, Dubhghall is faced once again with the followers of Ahriman, an ancient enemy bent on the destruction of mankind, and with the persecution of Old Religion by the new Holy Roman empire. As readers learn more about Dubhghall’s role in the cycle of life, death, and the succession of the Sacred King, a myriad of questions are answered, and the hook is set even deeper; these stories are as addictive as they are amazing.
Please note that the authors at the Dark Delicacies signing will only sign books purchased at the signing. The signing is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dark Delicacies is located at 3512 West Magnolia, Burbank, California 91505.