“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

 

Tales of the Boundaries is a series of fantasy stories about what happens when this and the otherworld meet. They can be read in any order. Individual stories are published as ebooks for Kobo and Kindle, a collected paperback edition is forthcoming in 2023.

 



Spindlewood: A Fairy Tale

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…

 

Hawkmere: A Fairy Tale (coming March 2023)

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

 

The Dancers Under the Hill (coming May 2023)

At the end of the eighteenth century, in a remote Prussian barony, six sisters dance with the fairies every full moon, until an old soldier uncovers their secret…

 

The Temptation of Leslie Tomalin

During a performance of a Shakespeare play an actor briefly strays into another world, an experience which will influence his every decision for years to come…

 

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…

 

Queen Susan’s Children

There is a prequel to The Ruins of Cair Nynian available to read for free on AO3: Queen Susan’s Children