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Volume Three: The Well Under the Sea

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Using the East Wind he has mastered in Hypereurus Kerne sails across the WesteringSea in his ship Llyr to find the fabled Ashalantë, an island of lost souls at the crossroads of time. There to learn the secrets of the West Wind, he finds himself falling in love with one of the Nine, the priestesses […]

The Tale of Dru the Windsmith

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‘When the monks of Wilmington had finished building their priory they set about their next task – to construct a windmill. For they had much good land thereabouts, and from it they reaped fine grain – and so they needed a mill to grind it, to make their flour, to bake their bread. ‘The prior, […]

Volume One: The Long Woman

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An antiquarian’s widow discovers her husband’s lost journals and sets out on a journey of remembrance across 1920s England and France, retracing his steps in search of healing and independence. Along alignments of place and memory she meets mystic Dion Fortune, leyline-pioneer Alfred Watkins and a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle obsessed with the Cottingley Fairies. […]

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Kevan Manwaring: www.kevanmanwaring.co.uk Bard on a Bike blog: www.tallyessin.wordpress.com Awen Publications: www.awenpublications.co.uk Fire Springs: www.firesprings.org.uk Bath Writers Workshop: www.bathwritersworkshop.co.uk Amelia Earhart: http://www.ameliaearhart.com/ Antoine de St-Exupery: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_de_Saint_Exupery Rainer Maria Rilke: http://www.geocities.com/Paris/LeftBank/4027/ Way of Awen http://www.wayofawen.com/

Shadow-World: The World of The Windsmith Elegy

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Map of Hypereurus The Windsmith Elegy is set on Earth between 1899-1939 and Shadow World, a Secondary World consisting of four main domains, named after the Cardinal Winds: Hyper-Eurus; Hyper-Zephyrus; Hyper-Notus; and Hyper-Borea. Philosophical/Theological ideas behind Shadow-World: Manichaeism The prophet Mani, founder of Manichaeism, imagined that the world was once divided between a kingdom of […]

Volume Four: The Burning Path

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Three strangers meet in a nameless desert and must come to terms with their past before they can escape it: a First World War airman; an American aviatrix of the Thirties; and a French poet of the skies from the Second World War. They are the lost of history and must go into the desert […]

Characters

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The Amesbury Archer The Windsmith Elegy features a wide cast of characters, some real, some imaginary, in the spirit of Walter Savage Landor’s ‘Imaginary Conversations’. The novels they appear in are listed in abbreviations: The Long Woman (TLW); Windsmith (WS); The Well Under the Sea (WuS); The Burning Path (TBP); The Wounded Kingdom (TWK). NB […]

Contact – for press, booksellers, customers

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Kevan Manwaring Tel: 01453 765660 Email: author@windsmithelegy.com Create a free website with

Glossary

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The Windsmith Elegy is based largely on Celtic Mythology. There may be some terms that are unfamiliar to the lay reader and, having used my artistic license, I have interpreted them in my own way, so here’s a glossary to hopefully clear matters up! Many words are Welsh and to help, here’s a brief guide […]

The Windsmith Elegy: a Mythic Reality quintet from Kevan Manwaring

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Kevan Manwaring is a writer, teacher and storyteller who lives in Bath, Somerset, England. Holder of an MA in the Teaching and Practice in Creative Writing from Cardiff University, he teaches creative writing part-time for the Open University. He also runs freelance courses in storytelling and various aspects of the writing process to a wide […]