2021 Reader’s Favorite International Book Award – SILVER MEDAL WINNER
An intriguing psychological thriller of historical fiction, Nordic mythology, romance, mystery, and suspense. Set in the English Lake District of 17th century England, a 10th-century runic ring and a horse messenger of the gods invoke the spirit of a female Viking warrior, and an ancient prophecy comes to pass. Three young cousins are complicit in the disappearance of a woodcutter, and the superstitious villagers believe it is witchcraft. But the secret of the forest lays dormant, and Quaker persecution intensifies as the story races to an exciting climax.
Review by Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite. 5 Stars.
Highly descriptive.The Ring of Mann is a well-written novel for fans of historical fiction and fantasy.The story follows very captivating and richly developed characters. It is pulsating and filled with action and romance. David Thomas Kay has just become one of my favorite fantasy writers.
Review by Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite. 5 Stars.
I loved it!The Ring of Mann is a fantasy novel that young adults and readers, in general, will love.I loved the folklore mentioned in the book, absolutely loved the mythological elements, and how the descriptions pull the reader into the setting. It is perfect.
Review by Jamie Michele for Readers’ Favorite. 5 Stars.
Very well written.David Thomas Kay puts a diverse cast of characters into some of England’s most volatile moments.Kay is able to balance multiple subplots, particularly with regard to romance and a bit of mystery. The Ring of Mann will be well received by readers who enjoy sweeping sagas along the lines of Bernard Cornwell.
Review by Christian Sia for Readers’ Favorite. 5 Stars.
A fascinating story. The plot in The Ring of Mann is ingenious and the world-building is impeccable.It is filled with humour and a lot of elements that readers want in a good book. David Thomas Kay has the unique gift of capturing the interest of readers and keeping them engaged from page to page.
The Ring of Mann: Circles of Time Book II
Size: 152mm x 228mm