Posted by admin on Aug 20, 2012 in Books, Fantasy |
It’s the age of King Arthur, when the Celtics and the Saxons were mortal enemies, reminiscent of modern-day gangs who murder, simply because of the colors you wear. In our tale we meet a spirited teenage girl, PENRHYD, and her young cousin GODWIN, relatives of Celtic Warriors, fleeing their city, from the invading Saxon hordes, and crossing the dangerous lands, (because everywhere is dangerous), accompanied by Penrhyd’s former wet nurse and a young inexperienced squire, but with no legitimate protection. With the Saxons lurking all around, and savage peril a moment away, fate intervenes when an imposing figure appears in the light. A heroic knight, tall and dark, with ebony skin, who is called AZAEL. He proclaims to be Penyrhyd’s ‘guardian angel,’ and volunteers to become her champion. Together they cross the lands and end up at an elaborate Fair where love and heroism save the day.
“There is little, if anything, in this story which combines irony and fantasy that is any more pointless than some of the incidents in Tolkein’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ or less comic than the goings-on in T.H. White’s ‘The Once and Future King.’ In a fashion similar to these two works, but in a style uniquely his, the author demonstrates how much more can be said with the light touch than can be communicated by the tedious seemingrealism of a 600-page epic.”
New York Times