Saturday, September 28, 2013

Coming soon - 'Land of the Ever-Living Ones'

A draft cover of my new novel.
I am glad to report significant progress on getting my next (third) book to print. It is my first foray into the world of fiction, and is a novella called 'Land of the Ever-Living Ones'. I am planning to release LOTELO (as I like to call it) as an eBook on Amazon Kindle, as well as a printed version, in November 2013.

Here is a synopsis of the book: Land of the Ever Living Ones is an extraordinary dialogue between an old man and a young boy that reaches into cosmic and spiritual realms. In one fireside conversation, they sweep the universe with discussion about many different things, including natural phenomena, the mysteries of life and the question of what happens to us when we die. The old man (sean-draoi) has gained much knowledge and wisdom during his life, and readily imparts it to the eager young boy, who is full of questions.

Tír na mBeo (Land of the Ever-Living Ones) was an ancient Irish name for the otherworld, the place to which the soul was believed to have gone after death. In this wide-ranging conversation, the man takes the boy on a journey into his own ancestral past, and through lesson, metaphor, story and dream, creates for him a stunning insight into his spiritual existence and his quest for eternity. The journey is a magical and powerful one, evoking both ecstasy and melancholy, for lost ancestors, for the frailties of mankind, and for the sometimes harsh lessons of worldly life. However, it is an optimistic tale, one that stirs up great hope for the eventual destiny of the boy, and for all his kin.

I will keep you posted about when the book is available to purchase.