by Dr Melchior Williams (Co-Author of ‘The Blackwood Crusade’)
In the 15th Century, Blackwood is plagued by faeries, as everyone who lives there knows. Everyone except the Lord of Blackwood, that is, who refuses to believe there is such a thing.
Continue reading “Begging Letter #1: A Spooked Horse”
‘The Blackwood Crusade’ was born after a long discussion with a fascinating man on a train. The man was Dr. Melchior Williams, now a much-loved friend, and he had discovered an exciting collection of old 13th Century manuscripts which spoke of an all-out war against pesky supernatural elements bothering a tiny village in the middle of England.
Most of the records were petitions by the villagers to the Lord of the Manor speaking of events ‘wyked and evyll’, ranging from the bizarre to the seriously scary. There was also a lengthy report from someone called Christiana who was summoned by the lord to ‘soulve the mystry’ (crikey – they were such bad spellers in those days :-))
Continue reading “The Surprising Story Behind ‘The Blackwood Crusade’”
What if the medieval folklore of old was based in truth? And what if just one girl was charged with the task of destroying it? Adventure, swordfights, love, loss, faeries, battles… and magic. All in one book. Coming out in November in paperback and for Kindle. Suitable for ages 10 to 100. To read more about Blackwood, head this way! Continue reading The Blackwood Crusade : OUT SOON-ISH!
A roadmap of ‘Blackwood’ – before Christina the Crusader came and stamped all over it in her riding boots. Continue reading When characters have to get their own bloody way…