Jay Ruud

The Bleak and Empty Sea is now available for purchase at your favorite bookstore with immediate shipping!

The Bleak and Empty Sea: The Tristram and Isolde Story–A Merlin Mystery

When word comes to Camelot that Sir Tristram has died in Brittany of wounds suffered in a skirmish, and that his longtime mistress, La Belle Isolde, Queen of Cornwall, has subsequently died herself of a broken heart, Queen Guinevere and her trusted lady Rosemounde immediately suspect that there is more to the story of the lovers’ deaths than they are being told. It is up to Merlin and his faithful assistant, Gildas of Cornwall, to find the truth behind the myths and half-truths surrounding these untimely deaths. By the time they are finally able to uncover the truth, Gildas and Merlin have lost one companion and are in danger of losing their own lives.

The Bleak and Empty Sea is a fast-paced mystery set in King Arthur’s mythic court of Camelot, imagined in the high Middle Ages, and narrated by the young squire Gildas, whose knightly ambitions revolve solely around his love of the beautiful young Rosemounde.

The Bleak and Empty Sea can be ordered at Amazon & Barnes & Noble

Appearances and Book Signings!

Jay will be reading and signing his new book The Knight’s Riddle at the Faulkner County Library (Conway, AR) on Sunday, August 28, at 2:00.
Jay will be doing a book signing at Wordsworth Books in Little Rock on March 21 from 1:00-2:30.
Jay will be doing a book signing at Barnes and Noble in Little Rock on April 18, from 2:00-3:30.