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Novel features a divided world where people find a common ground in resolving the differences that once divided them

J. Scot Witty announces the release of ‘The Rose and the Sword: Hibernia Chronicles: Book Three’

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ITHACA, N.Y. – His previous release of “Of Whom Fortune Favors: Hibernia Chronicles: Book Two,” is a race against time for five people who have nothing in common to solve a mystery that could destroy their way of life forever. Now, J. Scot Witty is back with the latest release of “The Rose and the Sword: Hibernia Chronicles: Book Three” (published by Xlibris) which is about the people of Hibernia, divided by tradition and ideology as they come together against all odds and find that together, they are stronger than if they stand apart. 


Locked in the long frozen winter of Hibernia, Fayette, the dress maiden of the duchess of Eamhain, awaits for the return of her beloved, Dar LaCross. Still unfamiliar with the magical powers that surge through her, she struggles to wield the magic within her. Clebis DeGalis, an aging soldier charged with the protection of the kingdom, sent Dar to the land of the elves on the far side of the island to forge an alliance against the northern barbarians who had invaded the countryside. They seem very alone in their struggle until one of Clebis’ rangers returns to the kingdom with good news. 


News that the Caledonian regent is still alive and is in the independent city-state of Providence to the south with his army has come to light. Clebis takes this as a good omen, while the duchess he serves finds a moment of dread within it and secretly makes a deal with the enemy chieftain, who may become her undoing. Clebis sends his trusted officers, Toran and Dar, to meet with the regent to convince him to move his legions to Eamhain. Meanwhile, the relationship between Fayette and Dar is tested by the appearance of a strange elf woman who follows Dar everywhere. A catastrophe occurs at the duchess’ castle as Dar returns to try to find his beloved and save her from the designs of the enemy chieftain.


“All over the world, forces are working to divide people. Focusing on differences to galvanize the masses into factions. This book deals with a divided world where people are finding common ground within their differences that once divided them. In our world, I hope that people will become inspired to respect their differences and join together as a people to make our world a better place,” Witty says.

“The Rose and the Sword: Hibernia Chronicles: Book Three”

By J. Scot Witty

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 274 pages | ISBN 9781796021288

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 274 pages | ISBN 9781796021295

E-Book | 274 pages | ISBN 9781796021370

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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