Paul Andruss – Author 8

Paul Andruss - Author
Paul Andruss is the author of 2 contrasting fantasy novels   Thomas the Rhymer – a magical fantasy for ages 11 to adult about a boy attempting to save fairy Thomas the Rhymer, while trying to rescue his brother from a selfish fairy queen       Finn Mac Cool – rude, crude and funny, ...

Who was Arthur? 7

Who was Arthur?
This is a companion piece to Arthur: King or Pawn on Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord: Variety is the Spice of Life   As we saw the more historians try to track down King Arthur, the more he slips through their fingers. ’On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain’ (De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae), by the British monk ...

Thomas the Rhymer Review 2 14

Thomas the Rhymer Review 2
Thomas the Rhymer Book Review by Brigid Gallagher A mystical adventure that will appeal to all age groups   Jack Hughes witnesses the abduction of his brother Dan by the wicked fairy Sylvie. Nightmares and visions of a mysterious tramp take over his reality and he becomes torn about sharing the truth behind his brothers ...

Acid Rainforest 8

Acid Rainforest
  I have of late (but wherefore I know not) lost all my mirth, Indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that This goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory This most excellent canopy, the air—look you, this brave o’erhanging firmament This majestical roof fretted with golden fire Why, it appears ...

The Holly and the Oak King 17

The Holly and the Oak King
    This is a companion to The Dancing Floor on Glastonbury Tor featured on Sally Cronin’s stupendous Smorgasbord blog I am fortunate to have artist Jane Brideson’s  beautiful art work illustrating the post (full details below)   The myth of a young successor murdering the old king was discussed in Sir James Frazer’s scholarly ...

The Spear of Destiny 16

The Spear of Destiny
  John’s Gospel records during the crucifixion, a Roman centurion pierced Christ’s side with his spear causing blood and water to spill out of the wound. The centurion is unnamed, but tradition claims he was called Longinus. Early Christians believed he was the same centurion who saw the empty tomb after the resurrection and cried ...
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