Pillars of Tartessus is the second novel of the Wine’s Anvil series. The Phoenicians arrive at their new colony of Gebal in ancient Iberia, on the shores of the legendary land of Tartessus.
The Tartessian people welcome them like kings. The Phoenician armada ships returning to Tyre will rival the legends of Hiram & Solomans’. Mineral wealth pours forth from Tartessus like lava. The colony has changed, however, and long shadows from the world’s edge darken the future prospects.
Mysteries compound upon mysteries. Mettle and metal are crucible-tested and questioned. Loyalties demand faith.
With the blessings of their beloved goddess, Phraortes seeks the sea-way north from Gadir to the fabled Casstitirides. Source of so much valuable tin for bronze making.
Along the way, Kabiri grows from a trusted ship’s healer into an iconic religious counselor.
Will they discover the secrets of the Casstitirides in time to make Phraortes a king?
Published initially through Amazon on January 23rd, 2020, under the title “Immortalize; Ends of the Earth.”
Yes, and then COVID struck the following month.
This second edition adds helpful maps and tweaked grammar for the reader’s pleasure.