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Rage Against the Dying Light
Rage Against the Dying Light

Rage Against the Dying Light



229 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, Cloth, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: September 2012

ISBN 9780578051116

Rights: WOR

Sandalwood Press (Sep 2012)


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Of all the woman warriors in myth and legend, few are more storied than Boudicca, the fierce red-headed queen who led the most celebrated Celtic rebellion in history. But, here, for the first time, Jan Surasky imagines Boudicca's enthralling story of bravery and triumph from the Celtic perspective. In her extremely researched, vividly told novel, Boudicca bursts to life as never before. After a politically matched marriage to a much older king her world turns dark. Romans invade and at the king's death attack the palace, breaking a pact that would have saved the tribe from doom, publicly humiliate Boudicca and assault her two young daughters. Betrayed and outraged she leads thousands of warriors into an epic battle to avenge her daughters and rid her beloved island of Roman tyranny. Beautifully written, grand in scope and intimate in detail, Rage Against the Dying Light resonates with the queen's indomitable spirit placing her alongside no lesser woman warrior than Joan of Arc herself.


"A gripping, thoroughly engaging and deftly written novel from first page to last . . . solidly entertaining."  —The Midwest Book Review

 "Surasky's genuine passion for her subject weaves a truly compelling story."  —Portland Book Review

"Vivid and fast paced . . . a fine Boudicca novel."  —Historical Novel Society

"July 9 interview with the author, Jan Surasky, for Rage Against the Dying Light, featured in the "Staying In With..." section of Linda's Book Bag, an award-winning book blog." —

"Interview of author Jan Surasky, about Rage Against the Dying Light, featured on 'Linda's Book Bag,' an award-winning book blog, called 'Staying in with Jan Surasky.' Interview included link to purchase book on Amazon, B&N, and all Indie bookstores. Also included link to author website for more on Rage Against the Dying Light. Very creative blog interview including pictures." —Interview,

Donation of both hard cover and paperback copies of Rage Against the Dying Light to local and regional libraries. —Library Donation, Sandalwood Press

Online marketing flyer campaign, advertising Rage Against the Dying Light, sent to bookstores throughout the United States. —Bookstore Flyer Program, Sandalwood Books

Print advertisement for Rage Against the Dying Light featured in Newfoundland Quarterly, Newfoundland and Labrador's digital arts and culture magazine. —Print Advertisement, Newfoundland Quarterly

Author Biography

Jan Surasky is a former writer for a San Francisco daily newspaper. Her many articles and short stories have been published in national and regional magazines and newspapers. Her award-winning novels include Rage Against the Dying Light, Back to Jerusalem, and The Lilac Bush is Blooming. She lives in upstate New York.