Dark Territory

Dark Territory

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ISBN: 9781784614553

Publication Date November 2017
Publisher: Y Lolfa, Tal-y-bont

Adapted/Translated by Patrick K Ford.

Format: Paperback, 193x129 mm, 360 pages

Language: English

A gripping historical thriller about a white man's travels to the centre of the 'wilderness' to deal with 'uncivilized' people, and a journey into the dark soul of the white man himself. Written in the vein of Marion Eames' 'The Secret Room' and Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness', the 17th-century setting eerily mirrors issues in our own times.

A historical thriller set in the 17th century. A Welsh Puritan ex-soldier in the English Civil War is commissioned to sail to America to look for a group of Welsh Puritans who had gone there to found New Jerusalem, a utopia ruled along strict religious lines, but who have not been heard from for several years.
Beneath the surface of his search for a lost community in the Wild West is a more reflective side to the novel, the story interwoven with strands taking us back to the period of the Civil War in order to explain the protagonist’s psychology and emotional state.
A gripping and easy read, but also offering something to those hoping for something more intellectual. The story will strike a chord with readers coming to terms with bloody events happening around them in the modern world and make them wonder whether history is always destined to repeat itself.
Reviews for the Welsh-language original version of the novel:
Couldn’t put it down. 10/10. – Daniel Jenkins ‏@djj7146
I can very much see this novel being turned into a film. – Siân Eleri Roberts
A powerful novel, scary and very timely. – William Owen Roberts
Jerry Hunter has created nothing short of a classic. – Jon Gower
The Welsh-language original of this novel was shortlisted for the Welsh-language Book of the Year in 2015.

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