The Dragon Whisperer’s Son

We cannot say when this dragon’s tale was first whispered from mouth to ear. Its scaly tail was lost long, long ago in a landscape now submerged under the dunes of the Sands of Time. We do divine, however, from the golden silks threaded through its weave, that it was spun in an age when…

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Dragon Whispering – two new books out soon

I am so grateful to the generous-hearted friends, who shall remain nameless, that are buying the licence of this artwork, Dragon’s Eye, for the cover of my new book, The Dragon Whisperer’s Son – out, hopefully, by September. The image is so right for this book, because it is so packed full of all sorts…

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Stories in the Summerlands: A pilgrimage into esoteric Avalon

It is said that when Britain is in the direst peril and needs him the most, King Arthur will arise from his grave and return. We know this because we used to hear rhymes about it while still in the cradle – bardic poems that hail from of an age that Time forgot, when our…

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The Derivation of Smaug

In my researches as a story archaeologist, I often find myself plundering the same rich, golden seams of ancient Celtic and Norse myths that inspired the imaginations of much greater writers that went before me, notably J.S. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. And as I stand there, trowel in hand, before these gloriously resonant archetypal images…

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