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These professionally formatted books include the maps, glossaries and beautiful drawings by Marta Roselló in the first book.  These are the stories which you love, but now with the convenience, quality, and flexibility of eBook technology.  I'm so grateful for your faithful attention to my work, and hope you'll enjoy reading, or re-reading, The Circle on your favourite device.  And if you have been impressed by, or loved these books, I hope that you will write a review. That would mean so much.

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The Tale of Melkorka
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An adventure story about silence and revenge in 10th century Iceland

A beautiful slave girl. A missing royal daughter. A carefully wrought revenge.
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