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The Welsh Bookworm

The Welsh Bookworm is a librarian living and working in rural Minnesota. She is a past-president of the St. David’s Society of Minnesota, leads the Welsh folk-dance group Traed Y Ddraig, and teaches Welsh language classes. Her Welsh Bookworm column was featured occasionally in the newspaper Y Drych, now part of Ninnau. Laurel works for the Carver County Public Libraries in Waconia and Norwood Young America, loves reading, music, dance, languages, genealogy, gardening, and bird watching. Laurel reads historical fiction, mysteries, sci fi/fantasy, medieval and British history, Arthurian fiction, classics, and of course, anything connected to Wales. Follow my blog at http://welshbookworm.wordpress.com

Currently reading

Mrs. Queen Takes the Train
William Kuhn
The Boleyn Deceit
Laura Andersen

The Mad Dog Connection

The Mad Dog Connection - William G. Tolliver Read for the Renditions of Camelot Yahoogroup. It was great fun to have the author on the list. I found this to be a good adventure story, with the added twist of the quest to find Arthurian artifacts. Excalibur is a lightsaber (ala Star Wars) brought to 5th century Britain by time-travelers from the 30th century. What connection do these time-travelers have with Merlin and Mordred, the 12th-century prince, Madoc, who supposedly came to America, and the ancient Anasazi culture? Koloth (named after a Star Trek Klingon character) is a GREAT dog, and of course saves the day. Only one (very minor) flaw - the author has his 5th century Welsh characters speaking a few phrases which are Scottish, not Welsh.

Book Description from Amazon.com
Professor Rhod Evans encounters deadly conflict when he finds that the supposed suicide of his best friend was actually murder. Pres Davies, his murdered friend, had refused to reveal to Lucius Valentine, a billionaire art pirate, where he had hidden King Arthur's treasures, which he had found in America. Evans is forced to do battle with the same forces that overthrew Arthur in the sixth century. He finds allies in a priest, who is an expert with automatic weapons, a beautiful and enigmatic British lady, and his Great Pyrenees dog, Koloth. A man of peace must become a warrior, and more than that - he must find Arthur's treasures before his enemy uses them to become the most dangerous man in the world.

Series info:
1. The Mad Dog Connection - read
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2. The Camelot Tapes
3. Last Plane to Avalon