Tales of the Boundaries

 

A series of novellas about what happens when this and the other world meet. The first two stories have been published, click on the covers for more info. 

 

“Humans have been telling stories about the elves for hundreds of years. Some of them are silly. Some of them are slanderous. And some of them are true.”

Charles Legris

 

Spindlewood

A Victorian young lady who was cursed at her christening is saved by a fairy queen, but finds herself quite insufficiently grateful…

The Ruins of Cair Nynian

A student in Oxford in the 1970s can’t forget the magical world he visited as a child, or the young king who was his best friend there…

The Keeper of Ferley Court

When he inherits a country house after the Great War, a folklorist discovers that the old stories are real, and so is the fairy’s son wandering about his woods…

Hawkmere

In Regency England, a disgraced elf-lord gets entangled with a scion of the royal family, with unexpected repercussions a hundred years later… 




Queen Susan's Children

 

Twenty years after the events of The Silver Chair, James and Alison Hastings find themselves in the Wood between the Worlds in the company of a runaway prince. Lyrian thinks he has only been away for a day or two, but when he returns to Cair Paravel with James and Alison nearly a year has passed. His father King Rilian has died, and he is taken for an impostor by the regent Arvaroz. Only his younger sister Belisa is convinced Lyrian is the real prince, while everyone else appears to be under a strange spell. All is not well in Narnia, and the four children will need all their courage and ingenuity to end the enchantment and put the rightful heir on the throne.

 

As a child I used to dream that there were more books to be discovered in C.S. Lewis's  Chronicles of Narnia. But it never happened, and when I became a writer I realised there was something I could do about that...

 

Queen Susan's Children is available to read for free on AO3  



The Lightmakers of Mereddeem

 

A thousand years ago the people of Mereddeem made a terrible mistake. They ceased to honour the gods. They disbanded the priesthoods, did away with prayer and sacrifice, neglected the great festivals and let their temples fall into ruin. The gods were so angered by this that they plunged the country into a perpetual darkness. After the panic subsided and the reality sank in, the lightmakers came into their own. Over the centuries they developed their skills until Mereddeem hardly felt at a disadvantage compared to its sunlit neighbours. Life went on.

Twenty-five years ago, Elenni of the lightmakers made a mistake of her own. Instead of accepting the proposal of one of her many suitors and putting her talent to good use in the halls of Vesghi, she ran away to the city with a famous charioteer...

 

In three books The Lightmakers of Mereddeem will follow the adventures of Elenni’s son Faidhu as he sets out to bring back the light and restore the relationship between mortal and immortal. But to make things right he first needs to find out what exactly went wrong all those years ago, and there are few people now who know anything about the gods. Menennzi is one of those people, and from her enclosed community of scholars she determines to help Faidhu end a thousand-year estrangement.