Themes of Honor, Courage, Family and Sacrifice Emerge in Captivating New Novel

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Christopher H. Connor’s “Dalriada: The Dawn of a King” shows young adults what it means to display utmost courage and defend one’s family

Author Christopher H. Connor has recently released his new historical fiction, entitled “Dalriada” The Dawn of a King: A Novel of Love, Honor, and Fury,” a poignant historical fiction of love, honor and courage about a close-knit family who band together to save their people from the barrage of adversaries seeking to destroy their kingdom and way of life.

As Scotland struggles to emerge in 824 A.D., the people of Dalriada are fighting to endure within a dangerous land where only the most courageous deeds assure survival. While Dalriadans battle for freedom, adversaries advance on every side. Lands to the south and east bring both Briton and Pict while the seas to the north bring the villainous Vikings. The call to the Dalriadans is clear—either fight or die.

Alpin and his sons, Coric and Kenneth, are champions of this calling. But these clansmen need more than swords to save their people. They need the heart of a king. As the men struggle to survive the cunning Picts and savage Vikings, treachery imperils the land and prompts Kenneth to set out on a quest to unite his people.

But can he carry out his task without forsaking his betrothed, Arabella? Now as the future hangs in the balance, Kenneth and the others must rise up to secure their precious freedom before their savage enemies rob them of life, love, and their destiny.

One Amazon reviewer writes about “Dalriada:” “The way faith, and history were weaved together through this fictional account was very enjoyable…Unable to put down.”

In this rousing historical tale, a Dalriadan clansman and his sons answer a calling that asks them to sacrifice everything in order to ensure the future of their beloved land and family.

“Dalriada: The Dawn of a King: A Novel of Love, Honor and Fury”
By Christopher H. Connor
ISBN: 9781480858077 (softcover); 9781480858084 (electronic)
Available at the Archway Publishing Online Bookstore and Amazon

About the author
Christopher H. Connor lives in Tullahoma, Tennessee, with his wife, Gina, and their four children, Colton, Casen, Cassidy and Caryss. “Dalriada: The Dawn of a King” is his debut novel and the first book in a trilogy. To learn more about Connor and the “Dalriada” trilogy, please visit
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