The Wisdom of the Wolf

When civilisation fell and the Great Library of Alexandria burned

A people from world’s end and a secret Order of Earth-worshipping sages came out of the depths of time and the mists of the Ocean to save the books and the wisdom of the ancient world.

Historical adventures and romances set in ancient Britain and Ireland are nearly always told from the point of view of the foreign invaders rather than that of the native Britons. Daring Roman penetrates the barbarian Celtic lands in search of a lost legion or its standard, or to rescue endangered friends from the native British savages. It’s time the story was told from the viewpoint of our own ancestors, the native peoples of the British Isles. That is the story I have undertaken here.

In the west of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland some of the oldest memories of ancient Europe persist. The peoples who came from Spain, Gaul and eastern Britain, fleeing from Romans, Saxons, Vikings or Normans, sought refuge in a new homeland. Here they had to stop. There was nowhere further to go, it was the edge of the world. Here the ancient peoples stayed and turned, sword in hand, dearly-loved culture their shield, to hold these last lands for ever or to disappear off the face of the Earth. It was the destiny of this disparate disunited people, the last custodians of the ancient Celtic culture, to save a much later culture, the classical Graeco-Roman one, the most advanced in Europe, in the day of its destruction.

The Wisdom of the Wolf, a historical romance in three books by Aidan Magellan Moore celebrates the struggle of the peoples of the British Isles to save their existence, their freedom and their culture, and the miracle that saved literacy, books and learning from the wreck of the Roman Empire and the collapse of Europe’s ancient civilisations.