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Cataclysm – John Conlee
A group of diverse and interesting eco-tourists emerge from from a cave in New Mexico to find themselves in a vastly different word from the one they’d known before. CATACLYSM is the story of how they survive–some even thrive–against all odds.
The Chaucer Codex – John Conlee
A young medieval scholar goes to Cornwall to investigate a mysterious manuscript. Does it contain a previously unknown Chaucer poem? As he and his Oxford mentor seek the answer, he is stalked in an eerie, moon-lit churchyard, victimized by determined car thieves, threatened in an alley behind a pub, and encounters beguiling women, one of whom teaches him that Cornish mermaids can pose serious threats to mortal men.
The Brothers Pendragon – John Conlee
The Brothers Pendragon: United by blood — and separated by blood In the early spring, two young men arrive in Uther Pendragon’s magnificent city. They have never met before, nor is either of them known to the king or anyone else in the city. Each of the young men soon demonstrates his great promise and prowess and begins making a name for himself. Yet despite their undeniable abilities, the two youths could hardly be more different in temperament, values, or psychological makeup. When they first arrive in the city, each of them hopes it will be here in King Uther Pendragon’s great city that he will discover his true destiny. In both cases, their hopes are soon be manifested — though not quite in the fashion either of them anticipated.
The Heater – John Conlee
Baseball, opera, literary antiquities, and acts of violent retribution all converge in John Conlee’s THE HEATER. Set in the present, this novel traces events through an entire baseball season while at the same time re-enacting the ancient Celtic tale of “Deirdre of the Sorrows.” The novel’s protagonist is Ty Duffy, the opera-loving second baseman of the Bay City Grays, whose unswerving loyalty to his friend and teammate culminates in a violent denouement on a wind-swept island off the west coast of Ireland.
Rounding Third – John Conlee
The eagerly-anticipated sequel to The Heater is now available through Pale Horse Books.
An unheralded rookie catcher is inexplicably added to the roster of the Bay City Grays, perennial also-rans in the American League East. As the Grays struggle to achieve respectability, this enigmatic lad from lower Alabama suddenly begins contributing in dramatic and unexpected ways.
Who is this lad who has seemingly come out of nowhere?
THE VOYAGE OF MAELDUN – John Conlee
At the urging of Crimthain the Druid, Maeldun and sixteen companions embark on a mission of vengeance, a mission in which they hope to redeem the tarnished honor of Clan Murtagh. But they soon find themselves caught between their loyalties to the old pagan gods and their fear of the new God now worshipped by small groups of Christians in the west of Ireland.What they’d hoped would be a straightforward — though highly dangerous — mission of retribution turns into something else as Maeldun and his fellow mariners become entangled in a series of mystifying adventures.Set during the period when Ireland was first being Christianized, THE VOYAGE OF MAELDUN belongs to the age-old tradition of nautical adventures such as those experienced by famed voyagers like Homer’s Odysseus, Jason and the Argonauts, Sinbad the Sailor, and Saint Brendan the Navigator.
THE DRAGON STONE: Tales of Arthur, Merlin & Cabal – John Conlee
In which Arthur, the younger son of a minor British nobleman, receives vital help from Merlin and Arthur’s dog Cabal, and survives a series of attempts on his life, in the process proving himself qualified to become Britain’s new High King. Just out — a new, revised edition.
A CUP OF KINDNESS: Tales of Arthur, Merlin & Cabal – John Conlee
In the second novel in the series, the new young king’s ability to rule Britain and establish civil order is severely tested in a series of struggles against the rebellious barons and lesser kings who have refused to accept young Arthur as King Uther Pendragon’s true heir and Britain’s rightful king. (Revised cover shown)
THE KING OF MUD & GRASS: Tales of Arthur, Merlin & Cabal – John Conlee
British forces, with their backs against the wall, must do battle at the high hill known as the Barren Down against the invading Saxon armies. In this third novel, Arthur, Merlin, and Cabal are tested in different ways—and not all three of them succeed in passing their test.
IN THE SUMMER COUNTRY: Tales of Arthur, Merlin & Cabal – John Conlee
In this fourth novel, Arthur and Cabal experience the wonders and brave the grave dangers of the Faerie Otherworld in their attempt to rescue Gwinevere and her little brother Melleas from their cruel and tyrannical captors.