When writing the Faer, I relied upon both traditional Celtic Faery Lore and Native Peoples. Here’s a a link to a good explanation of the traditional view of reality and the social structures based upon it, which I embroidered into the concept, “Vaira.” http://www.firstpeoples.org/how-our-societies-work.htm Advertisements
I have found it! I, Tovan of the faer, watched from the shelter of the forest. At the foot of the hill, beyond the cluster of huts where they lived, the quetan bent to their harvest, shining blades swinging in the bright sunlight. One corner of the field they would not cut, they could not. … More Murdoch’s Tale, Chapter 1
This is not an “out take,” strictly speaking, as it doesn’t appear in the book. It’s one of Corwin’s other Mouse King tales. The Mouse King and Sir Pettyfoote went out to quest one fine summer’s day. They followed a stream and found a river. They followed the river and found a lake. And … More The Mouse King and the Quest
I’m neck deep in packing for the Maryland Faerie Festival this weekend, so I’m turning this post over to you. What would you like to read about? Medieval History? Faeries? Corwin-related fiction? First People? Other? Please comment!
My faeries are different. They do not have wings, nor gossamer gowns, nor are they Tolkienesque woodland lords. (I’d always wondered how Elrond and his kin maintained their lifestyle: fine wines, gorgeous clothes, open air palaces, and whatnot. It’s true that you can get a lot done when you don’t have to sleep and live … More The Faer
Courtly Love, that troubadour concept, plays a role in Murdoch’s Tale, and will play a bigger role in Volume 2, Alana’s Tale and Volume 3. But where did the idea come from? There are theories, of course: a game invented by bored nobles, a response to marriage being a chess game in which the goal … More Courtly Love
I’ve tried so hard to focus on writing, and faeries, and the 12th Century in this blog, and then I had to go and read this. When one is creating a fictional world one gets to not only create imaginary people, but the value systems they live by. In the case of the Faer, whom … More About That Ksh