The Hounds of Annwn

Karen Myers


To Carry the Horn – Book 1 of The Hounds of Annwn

NEW JOB, NEW FAMILY, AND IN TWO WEEKS THE END OF A WORLD HE'S JUST DISCOVERED, IF HE CAN'T RISE TO THE CHALLENGE.

George Talbot Traherne is just doing his job on a fine autumn morning, keeping the hounds together for the huntsman of the Rowanton Hunt in Virginia along the Blue Ridge Mountain. Doesn’t pay to get distracted by a white stag in unfamiliar territory, though. Next thing you know, you might find yourself… somewhere else.

The land is the same but not the people. Their huntsman has just been murdered, and George is tapped for the job. It’s an emergency — the Wild Hunt is only two weeks away, and if it doesn’t happen on schedule, the antlered god Cernunnos will take the realm from its ruler Gwyn ap Nudd and find someone who can mete out justice with the Hounds of Hell in his place.

“Comparisons with other great sci-fi and fantasy writers are inevitable, and I would not hesitate to put this into the same short-list as David Eddings or Robert Jordan.”
— Baily's Hunting Directory

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The Ways of Winter – Book 2 of The Hounds of Annwn

TRAPPED BEHIND ENEMY LINES, CAN HE FIND THE STRENGTH TO DEFEND ALL THAT HE VALUES MOST, OR EVEN JUST TO SURVIVE?

It’s the dead of winter and George Talbot Traherne, the new human huntsman for the Wild Hunt, is in trouble. The damage in Gwyn ap Nudd's domain reveals the deadly powers of a dangerous foe who has mastered an unstoppable weapon and threatens the fae dominions in both the new and the old worlds.

Secure in his unbreachable stronghold, the enemy holds hostages and has no compunction about using them in deadly experiments with newly discovered way-technology. Only George has a chance to reach him in time to prevent the loss of thousands of lives, even if it costs him everything.

“There are many instances where a sequel fails to deliver on the promise shown in the first book. Happily, this is not one of those. The quality of the writing has been maintained at the highest levels, making this as absorbing as its predecessor. Relationships with old friends from the first book are further explored with sensitivity and wit, while new characters are introduced and developed with great skill. This is fantasy writing at its best, and I would definitely recommend Karen Myers' books to any fan of the genre.”
— Baily's Hunting Directory

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King of the May – Book 3 of The Hounds of Annwn

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MORE VALUABLE AS A WEAPON THAN A KINGMAKER, HE MUST MAKE HIS OWN CHOICES TO SECURE THE FUTURE.

George Talbot Traherne, the human huntsman for the Wild Hunt, had hoped to settle into a quiet life with his new family, but it was not to be. Gwyn ap Nudd, Prince of Annwn, has plans to secure his domain in the new world from the overbearing interference of his father Lludd, the King of Britain.

The security of George's family is bound to that of his overlord, and he vows to help. But when he and his companions stand against Lludd and his allies at court, disaster overturns all their plans and even threatens the Hounds of Annwn themselves.

“Karen Myers continues to delight with her inventive creations in the fae world and her hero faces more challenges as he transitions from the human realm into this newly discovered world that is both magic and primal.”
— John Anderson

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Bound into the Blood – Book 4 of The Hounds of Annwn

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DISTURBING THE FAMILY SECRETS COULD BRING RUIN TO EVERYTHING HE'S WORKED SO HARD TO BUILD.

George Talbot Traherne, the human huntsman for the Wild Hunt, is preparing for the birth of his child by exploring the family papers about his parents and their deaths. When his improved relationship with his patron, the antlered god Cernunnos, is jeopardized by an unexpected opposition, he finds he must choose between loyalty to family and loyalty to a god.

He discovers he doesn't know either of them as well as he thought he did. His search for answers takes him to the human world with unsuitable companions.

How will he keep a rock-wight safe from detection, or even teach her the rules of the road? And what will he awaken in the process, bringing disaster back to his family on his own doorstep? What if his loyalty is misplaced? What will be the price of his mistakes?

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Tales of Annwn – A Story Collection from The Hounds of Annwn

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A collection of five short stories from The Hounds of Annwn.

The Call – A very young Rhian discovers her beast-sense and, with it, the call of a lost hound.

Under the Bough – Angharad hasn't lived with anyone for hundreds of years, but now she is ready to tie the knot with George Talbot Traherne, the human who has entered the fae otherworld to serve as huntsman for the Wild Hunt. As soon as she can make up her mind, anyway.

Night Hunt – When George Talbot Traherne goes night hunting for fox in Virginia, he learns about unworthy men from the old-timers drinking moonshine around the fire and makes his own choices.

Cariad – Luhedoc is off with his adopted nephew Benitoe to fetch horses for the Golden Cockerel Inn. He's been reunited with his beloved Maëlys at last, but how can he fit into her capable life as an innkeeper? What use is he to her now, after all these years?

The Empty Hills – George Talbot Traherne arranges a small tour of the local human world for his fae family and friends, hoping to share some of the sense of wonder he discovered when he encountered the fae otherworld.

“Karen Myers’ substantive knowledge of venery and her credible interpretation of the interplay between man, hound, and quarry provide a satisfying and authentic foundation for her imaginative and enjoyable stories.”
— Foxhunting Life

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The Call – A Story from The Hounds of Annwn

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NO ONE WILL BELIEVE THAT A SMALL GIRL HEARS THINGS NO ONE ELSE CAN, BUT SHE DOESN'T CARE — SHE'S ON A MISSION.

A very young Rhian discovers her beast-sense and, with it, the call of a lost hound.

It's not safe in the woods where cries for help can attract unwelcome attention, but two youngsters discover their courage in the teeth of necessity.

This short story takes place before the events in To Carry the Horn and is included in Tales of Annwn.

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Under the Bough – A Story from The Hounds of Annwn

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AN IMPULSIVE WEDDING — CAN HE BUILD A LIFE AMONG STRANGERS?

Angharad hasn't lived with anyone for hundreds of years, but now she is ready to tie the knot with George Talbot Traherne, the human who has entered the fae otherworld to serve as huntsman for the Wild Hunt. As soon as she can make up her mind, anyway.

George has been swept away by his new job and the people he has met, and by none more so than Angharad. But how can she value the short life of a human? And what will happen to her after he's gone?

This short story takes place between the events in To Carry the Horn and The Ways of Winter and is included in Tales of Annwn.

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Night Hunt – A Story from The Hounds of Annwn

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HONOR AMONG MEN AND THE HUNTING OF HOUNDS

When George Talbot Traherne goes night hunting for fox in Virginia, he learns about unworthy men from the old-timers drinking moonshine around the fire and makes his own choices.

Who could have anticipated that the same impulse that won him his old bluetick coonhound would lead him to his new wife and the hounds of Annwn? Every choice has a cost, he realizes, but never a regret.

This short story takes place between the events in To Carry the Horn and The Ways of Winter and is included in Tales of Annwn

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Cariad – A Story from The Hounds of Annwn

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AFTER TWENTY YEARS OF SEPARATION, HOW CAN HE CONVINCE HIMSELF THAT HIS WIFE STILL NEEDS HIM?

Luhedoc is off with his adopted nephew Benitoe to fetch horses for the Golden Cockerel Inn. He's been reunited with his beloved Maëlys at last, but how can he fit into her capable life as an innkeeper? What use is he to her now, after all these years?

Luhedoc needs to relearn an important lesson about confidence.

This short story takes place between the events in The Ways of Winter and King of the May and is included in Tales of Annwn.

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The Empty Hills – A Story from The Hounds of Annwn

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HE HAS SEEN MARVELS IN THE FAE OTHERWORLD. NOW HE WANTS TO RETURN THE FAVOR.

George Talbot Traherne arranges a small tour of the local human world for his fae family and friends, hoping to share some of the sense of wonder he discovered when he encountered the fae otherworld.

He's worried about discovery by other humans, but things don't turn out quite the way he expects.

This short story takes place during the events in King of the May and is included in Tales of Annwn.

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Bundle (Books 1-2) – A Book Bundle from The Hounds of Annwn

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FULL CONTENTS OF

TO CARRY THE HORN
THE WAYS OF WINTER

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Bundle (Books 3-5) – A Book Bundle from The Hounds of Annwn

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FULL CONTENTS OF

KING OF THE MAY
BOUND INTO THE BLOOD
TALES OF ANNWN

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Bundle (Books 1-5) – A Book Bundle from The Hounds of Annwn

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FULL CONTENTS OF

TO CARRY THE HORN
THE WAYS OF WINTER
KING OF THE MAY
BOUND INTO THE BLOOD
TALES OF ANNWN

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