Celts and the Mad Goddess, chapter two

Rawena thought she had heard the name Pandemia before. It filled her with a vague alarm, like the memory of a nightmare.

“But—but what are you?” Rawena stammered.

“I’m the goddess of pestilence, the queen of rats and rodents.” Pandemia touched her golden hair as if it were a crown. She pressed the palms of her hands against the boulder and leaned closer to Rawena.

In horror, Rawena tried to get up, but her legs had gone numb.

“Do you think I’m pretty?” Pandemia asked.

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“A mighty race of hunters once roamed our woods, but Pandemia wiped them out. Tired from her gruesome work, Pandemia is sleeping. If you ever rouse her, she won’t rest until she brings doom to mankind.”

A Celtic legend.

Rawena didn’t know about the invasion. She sang to the chirping of sparrows as she left her town to mine opals and amber.

Although she only wore a linen underdress like every common Celtic woman, the midday sun made her sweat, so she jumped off the stone path into the shade of the woods.

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Meet Author of the Year!

It’s official! I have been voted Author of the Year 2020 at Spillwords, an online magazine that publishes my novel, Celts and the Mad Goddess, by chapters.

The latest chapter of Celts has just been posted there. Please, click here to view it.

Thank you so much for your support!

#AuthoroftheYear #historicalfantasy #fantasynovels







Author of the month, P.C. Darkcliff

Many thanks to Sue Marie for the wonderful interview!

Sue Marie St. Lee

This month, I introduce to you P.C. Darkcliff. An award-winning author with three standalone novels, “Deception of the Damned”. “The Priest of Orpagus” and his recent project, “Celts and the Mad Goddess”— the first installment of The Deathless Chronicle. 

Darkcliff has been featured in various publications, and received an Honorable Mention in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest for “A Poisoned Gift”. I feel honored to have shared a Table of Contents with Darkcliff on two separate occasions. In September 2020, he was Spillwords Author of the Month.

Having lived in six countries and on three continents, Darkcliff admits that that seminomadic lifestyle inspired most of his stories and novels. He and his wife are settled in southern Spain, where he swims and cycles whenever he’s not too busy writing and teaching English.


1. Tell us a little about your latest project. 

This past October…

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Inside the Mind of Author P.C. Darkcliff

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Rawena is running for her life. Soldiers on her heels, she stumbles into a putrid swamp. Wading in the foul water she becomes ill and covered in pustules. She is in the domain of Pandemia, the goddess of pestilence. In a mix of fear and desperation, Rawena makes a pact with the goddess in exchange for her life. The pact sets her on a path that will alter the course of human history.

downloadCelts and The Mad Goddess is the first book in the Deathless Chronicle series by P.C. Darkcliff. Author Darkcliff studied journalism at Conestoga College and worked as a senior reporter at the Niagara News, Thorold Edition, before heading to Spain to work as a teacher. He was Spillwords Press “Author of the Month” for September 2020 and won an honourable mention for the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Award. I was fortunate enough to chat…

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#Extract from Celts and the Mad Goddess: The Deathless Chronicle 1 by P.C. Darkcliff #Historical #Fantasy @P_C_Darkcliff

Today I’m sharing an extract from Celts and the Mad Goddess, courtesy of P.C. Darkcliff. First of all, let’s see what the book is about…

When the raiders chase her into a swamp, Rawena falls into the furry claws of Goddess Pandemia. Despite her murderous instincts, Pandemia lets Rawena live—and turns her into a pawn in a mad game.

Only Garux, a warrior who has rejected Rawena for her younger sister, knows how deadly the game is. With the cards stacked against him, he must defeat the jealous Rawena and the cunning Pandemia… while fighting foreign invaders and traitors within his tribe.

Will Garux and his allies prevent a disaster that could wipe out everyone in Bohemia and perhaps the whole world? Purchase Celts and the Mad Goddess now to find out.

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