My urban/historical fantasy series, Fey World starts with the story of Jude Pender and his friends as they slowly discover that there is an underlying reality to the mundane, a reality in which the supernatural exists.
In Fey Girl, Jude dreams of the Fae, an otherworldly dimension populated by Faeries. He is contacted by Aedh who views Jude as a warrior to be sent against those who would upset the order of things. This novel sets the stage for the events to follow in the Fey World series. The series core books are a tetrology that tell the tale of a mystical convergence in the modern world that plays out because of events that occurred in ancient times. The supporting books in the series (the Fey Tales collections) cover those events from ancient times up to the recent past. These tales give a legendary back-story to the series and allows the reader to become immersed in the secret history of the world. (more…)
I thought I’d share with you some of my progress. I’m hoping to have the time to finish up this book soon. In the meantime, I wanted to share an excerpt from the story currently titled “A Vampire Called Medina”. In this tale, a Templar Knight named Guilabert is torturing Medina because she might have information that is needed to find the treasure the order seeks. Enjoy.
“I saw the foundations as they were being laid and when I returned, centuries later, I saw it before it was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar II. Those followers of Absolom were calling themselves the Priory of Sion at that point.” She narrowed her eyes and looked at them. “I would think that this name has meaning for you.”
“Of course.” The Grandmaster paced the room, slowly. For a long time the only sounds were his boots clacking on the stone floor and the sounds from the streets below floating through the window. When he finished pacing, he sat on the windowsill. “And did the Priory ever return to the temple?”
“You know the answer to that. You also know that they were missing the knowledge that would lead them to their records and the Ark of the Covenant.” She watched his face: his mouth twitched and he looked to the side before turning away to gaze out the window. She smiled. “I believe the Priory spent a lot of time exploring the temple before and after its destruction but they were unsuccessful, hmm?” (more…)
This is an update on what I’m doing and where I’m at. I’ve been spending most of my free time writing a collection of short stories as a sort of sideshow to my Fey World series of novels. These short stories give a historical background for the events found in my first novel in that series, Fey Girl, and also the later sequels.
A great deal of my time has been spent in research for this collection. It’s called Fey Tales (which will be the first in several instalments) and it starts off in 1100 BC during the Trojan War. From there it moves from 1000 BC and the fall of the Tower of Babel, 600(ish) BC after the Battle of Thermopylae, 500(ish) BC in Athens during the time of Socrates and then it jumps forward into the Middle Ages with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in 600(ish) AD, The Knights Templar in 1100(ish) AD, Rasputin 1900(ish) AD, World War II and a tale from the 1980’s. (more…)
While I was researching secret societies for Fey Tales, I came across a story so awesome that only the old adage “You couldn’t write this shit” describes it. There I was, reading a Wikipedia article for the Priory of Sion: this group probably sounds familiar to most people as it influences the basis for the plot of the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and also seems to be where Holy Blood, Holy Grail authors Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln got the bulk of their source material (which Brown later borrowed from).
Here’s where the awesomeness comes in:
To many people the above books strike them as a contrived history that doesn’t ring true and to others, they sound like a conspiracist’s wet dream.
Well, I neglected this blog for a year. Yes I’ve been busy writing a new novel, but that wasn’t the main reason behind my online absence: I mostly blame the spam. I never knew there’d be so much. I think I’ve solved the problem by removing the old comment plugin and adding one for facebook ones instead.
Also, I couldn’t commit to blogging due to not being home as much and using that time at home for writing fiction or for leisure. Blogging on the go was impossible because my netbook was one of the early Asus ones with Linux and consequently, was perfect for writing prose in short stories and novels or poetry because it was so limited, but good for little else. In addition, my old Nokia N84 was barely a smart phone: now I have a Samsung Galaxy Note; I’m using it to write this very blog outdoors, and it’s a pretty good experience.