Below are photographs of some of the locations for the novel

An ancient settlement site on the south-east coast of Anglesey.

A view of the site on a sunny day in late summer 2011. Here, in this tiny walled settlement/farmstead, is where Heled the Tall was working when the Anglian pirates landed on the nearby coast.




Looking north from Tre’r Ceiri, Gwynedd, towards Anglesey




One of the gateways into Tre’r Ceiri, Gwynedd.

Although nearly 2000 years old, the remains of this iron-age settlement are still enormous and inspirational. There is no evidence that the site was re-occupied in the post-Roman era, but it is such a stunning location that I used it for Blaidd’s (temporary) stronghold anyway.

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