Release Day: The Pagan Sorceress by Slave Nano
If you’re looking for an erotic read this Halloween then check out Slave Nano’s new release ‘The Pagan Sorceress’. The action takes place on Samhain as archaeology student Sam sets out to re-enact a Pagan burial ceremony.
If the author of the Anglo-Saxon heroic tale Beowulf did erotica what might it have sounded like? That’s the challenge author Slave Nano has set himself in his newly released novella ‘The Pagan Sorceress’.
Sam is about to carry out a strange experiment. She is an archaeology student specialising in reconstructive archaeology and her idea is to recreate an Anglo-Saxon pagan burial ceremony. It’s Samhain eve and the night of a full moon so it’s the perfect time to carry out such a ritual. She enlists the help of her friend, Dan, and together they go off to the site of a burial mound where wonderful swords and sceptres were excavated many years ago.A travelling story teller is at the court of a Saxon king. He recites the tale of two soul-entwined lovers from an earlier, more chaotic, period when king’s warred amongst each other. He tells the tragic tale of Cyneburh, Pagan sorceress and daughter of the mighty Pagan king Penda and Alhfrith, son of Athelwald the king of Deira, her hero-warrior lover and betrothed. The two kings have formed a mighty political and religious alliance but, more than that, the young woman and man have forged a passionate union of their own. But this new alliance has enemies and before their wedding night is over there will be a tragic outcome. As King Penda stands at the edge of their burial chamber he invokes a curse of vengeance against the murderous act perpetrated against him. But, how many years will it take before he is finally avenged?
As Sam stands on top of the burial mound dressed as an Anglo-Saxon pagan priestess with Dan at her side, is she aware of what ancient powers she will invoke as their lives become entwined with those of Cyneburh and Alhfrith from many centuries ago? Will the pagan king’s oath of vengeance be fulfilled? Will the souls of the two lovers be finally released?
Read an excerpt
A strange eerie incantation in another language emanated from Sam’s lips. It had some of the resonance of English but at the same time sounded nothing like it. Sam looked as though she was in a trance as the strange words came spewing out of her. Anglo-Saxon, he guessed. Sam wasn’t joking with him when she’d said she knew it fluently.
Dan heard movement and saw fleeting dark shadows in the candle-lit mist at the edge of the mound. His heart jumped. What was going on? Was there really somebody else out there at midnight in this isolated spot in the Wolds?
“Sam,” he whispered urgently, “I think there’s somebody else here.”
He looked across at her, disturbed by the other worldly gaze in her eyes. She called out in a loud ringing tone, holding the sceptre and candle-lit bowl reaching out, her arms outstretched. Then she spoke again, this time in English.
“Behold, Cyneburh, pagan sorceress. You have been summoned here to atone for your treachery. You shall never be permitted to pass into the after-life to enjoy the fruits of Asgard’s halls. Only savage death and the underworld of Helheimr await you! ”
“Sam, what the fuck are you going on about?”
“The curse of my father will be heeded and the blood-feud will be avenged.”
“Sam, this isn’t funny. You’re scaring the shit out of me,” he shouted at her, “have you put your friends up to this?”
There was movement in the shadows in the mist. Black hooded shapes weaved in between the trees around the circle.
“My hero-warrior, my soul mate, is by my side and he will wreak such terrible bloodshed. Our souls will not rest until your limbs are severed from your body and impaled for all to see so that all may observe the power of the pagan priestess.”
“Sam, stop this. This is too weird.”
There was a glint of metal in the shadows.
About the author
|Slave Nano is a writer of erotic paranormal and fantasy stories with bdsm and fetish themes. He has had short stories and novellas published by Xcite Books and House of Erotica. His first erotic novel, ‘Adventures in Fetishland’, was published by Xcite in March 2012.
Slave Nano writes stories drawing on the themes of female supremacy, goddess worship, bondage, domination and submission, sado-masochism and fetish, frequently in fantasy, paranormal or historical settings.