A LAND WITHOUT WOLVES
Projected Release October 12th 2021
Historical Musings in 18th Century Ireland
In the midst of Rebellion are legends wrought, and Mogue Trench knows of a tale never told. What better time to relay it than as the rope awaits.
The Highwayman Joseph Mac Tíre knows of hardship - at the hands of Redcoats and Republicans alike - so Ireland's political struggle has less appeal than mentoring an orphan in the ways of the underworld.
Yet the world has a way of catching up to men whose hearts know only darkness - men who hunt, and kill, and howl in rage.
But sooner or later, they howl no more.
A LAND WITHOUT WOLVES
Daniel's Wade upcoming novel is an engrossing work of Historical Fiction set in late 18th Century Ireland.
Amidst the backdrop of rebellion brewing against the British Crown, Joseph MacTíre schools the orphaned Mogue Trench in the ways of the underworld and the life of an outlaw.
But the past has a way of catching up with men like Joseph MacTíre; and the future is ever a harsh Judge.
Daniel Wade is a poet, playwright, novelist and scriptwriter from Dublin, Ireland. In January 2017, his play The Collector opened the 20th anniversary season of the New Theatre, Dublin. His spoken-word album Embers and Earth, available for download on iTunes and Spotify, launched the previous October at the National Concert Hall.
A prolific performer, Daniel has featured at many festivals including Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, and the 2019 International Literature Festival (ILFD). In January 2020, his radio drama Crossing the Red Line was broadcast on RTE Radio 1 Extra, and later won a silver award at the New York Festivals Radio Awards for Best Digital Drama.
He is also the author of the e-chapbook Iceberg Relief, published by Underground Voices in 2017. Daniel was the Hennessy New Irish Writing winner for April 2015 in The Irish Times, and his poetry and short fiction have appeared in over two dozen publications since 2012.
Author photo by Graeme Coughlan
This wonderful cover art was produced by our Creator Creature, Gaia.
After some back and forth between The Gatekeeper and Daniel, we settled upon this composite image incorporating important scenes from and elements of the novel. Once again, Gaia did not let us down:
The Highwayman Joseph Mac Tíre waits to attack the approaching carriage
The gallows displays its latest victim - could this be Mogue Trench?
- In the foreground, the banner of a rebellious Ireland hangs among the British dead
In the trees to the left of the scene, the redcoats advance...
...while overlooking the scene, the enigmatic Tintern Abbey hides in the mist