The style of this series is light and fun, adventure/fantasy, filled with wonder and just a dash of romance. It is first and foremost character driven and as such, there will oftentimes be considerable dialogue as opposed to descriptive imagery. Requirements for reading will be a sense of adventure and a sense of humor, a willingness to laugh and cry, and you must be one who enjoys getting to know memorable characters. This is not hardcore Arthurian, so be forewarned: if you are a more serious student of King Arthur legend and lore, then this probably isn’t for you, as there are better books and series out there in that regard. Chances are, you will hate it. However, if you are the type who likes to kick back and enjoy a warm, feel-good read, then this series will be right up your alley.
Just as in the Second Chance series, these stories are written to be fun and captivating, delightful and intriguing. They are not religious, philosophical, political or occultic. They are not romance novels. Rather, they are written to appeal to both men and women – young and old alike, and are written purely for diversion; hopefully to provide the reader with a sense of getting away from it all!
There is a wonderful cast of endearing and unforgettable characters that you will quickly grow fond of and become attached to; I guarantee it.
After a lot of research, in writing the first book I decided to do something a little unusual by choosing to draw from the earlier Arthurian legends, rather than the latter (latter meaning Lancelot & adulterous Guinevere, evil Morgan, etc.). For in the earlier Welsh writings, poems and ballads, Guinevere was virtuous and good; and Morgan la Fay (Arthur’s younger half-sister) was actually an innocent victim of abuse who was rescued and brought in under her big brother’s protective wing. Another very interesting thing I did was keep the story in the 5th century. Most modern Arthurian tales tend to ‘cheat’ and use Middle Ages/15th century concepts and customs. Gotta tell ya – 5th century life was radically different; an amalgamation of ancient Persian, Greek and Celtic cultures as Rome’s western influence had not yet spread worldwide.
The stories are engaging from the first page on and hard to put down. I work hard at that (I’m not fond of books that drag in places). They are character-driven with lots of fun twists and turns, and they are poignant and even a little thought-provoking.
Guys, there is stuff here for you. Ladies, there is stuff here for you. My goal and intent was to write a series of stories that would appeal to both sexes and all ages – which believe me, is no easy task. But from all the wonderful feedback I have received over time, it would seem that I have somehow pulled it off. Go figure.
Lastly, I keep the stories clean and without the use of profanity. Believe it or not, it is quite possible to write good and engaging stories without resorting to graphic language. Feel free to drop me a line and ask me questions. I hope you enjoy reading my stories as much as I enjoy writing them.