Welcome to Alestro Publishing

This is the home of Cecily Felber, author of the Fflam Powys series of medieval historical novels

Cecily Felber Picture Cecily Felber has been having a love affair with history for as long as she can remember, has launched two incredible children into the world, and now lives in Switzerland next to some woods with an infinitely-patient husband, a time-share cat, an aquarium, and a large number of plants.

It's official!  A Winter's Tale is now available as an Ebook in a variety of platforms at both Smashwords and Amazon and I'm now at work on getting the print version into shape and uploaded!

Be sure to check out my Facebook Author Page and my Facebook Group Fflam Powys for the latest updates, discussions of my books and the history behind them, where to order your copy, and my assorted adventures in writing and publishing!

A Winter's Tale CoverAs the year 1141 dawns in England, the rivalry between the two claimants for the throne bursts into open conflict.  Gambling on who will prevail, needing their friendship, Brenin Madog ap Maredudd of Powys takes his men to the ensuing battle and afterwards sends his heir Rhodri off on a simple errand that becomes a journey fraught with danger as he must go against treacherous lords, enemy Cymry, and even his brother to keep hold of the lady who has captured his heart.  Now available as an Ebook at Smashwords (multiple platforms) and Amazon for Kindle!

Women of Powys CoverWith Rhodri and Alicia brought safely home to Mathrafal, Madog turns his attention to Lord Ifor of Cynllaith, caught up in a plot to betray Powys to Brenin Owain of Gwynedd.  Hoping Morgan’s marriage to Ifor’s daughter is the answer, Madog instead finds Owain’s vicious brother Cadwaladr already contending for the young lady, a sinister Frenchman who takes far too much interest in Alicia, and a rival Brenin willing to dare open warfare in his bid for dominance.

Spring Promises CoverEvents have drawn Brenin Madog’s attention to the allied kingdom of Deheubarth so that Rhodri heads south seeking to help his old friend Brenin Anarawd against a bitter enemy as he attempts to recover from the devastating course his own life took.  England and its affairs seem far away, but Queen Matilda has not ceased to bend every effort to free her husband Stephen and restore him as King, while Empress Maud’s expectations of a crown on her head have become embroiled in an ever-deepening tangle of conflict.

Parliament of Crows CoverEmpress Maud and her followers continue their course toward her crowning that now seems inevitable, yet those closest to her are far from confident.  Anxious for numbers to swell their ranks to counter the forces Queen Matilda has gathered, an eye is once again turned to Powys and Brenin Madog, so that Rhodri and Alicia undertake the long journey to London, hoping to gain even further regard and influence for Powys.

Harvest of Folly CoverIn the wake of the events at Westminster, there is desperation to keep Empress Maud’s supporters from losing faith that she will be crowned and so Rhodri finds himself tempted with that which could bring about his and Madog’s dream of uniting the Cymry.  Queen Matilda, however, is more determined than ever to press forward with the advantage she has won.  All eyes have now turned to Winchester and Bishop Henry, Maud’s only hope of being legitimately crowned, alone at the center of the storm that is about to break .

Cecily Felber 2010-2015, Cover Art D.T. Felber 2010-2015

This website was last updated on 19 August 2015