Heart of Albion is the second book in the Triad of Albion series, along with The Initiate and Giants Dance.
It began with a walk over the bracken covered hillsides of Derbyshire to a lonely stone circle, almost forgotten. It was just a walk…until the hawk flew from the tree and once again the visions began.
Plunged into a realm beyond reality, further than history, deeper than time, Don and Wen begin to unravel the hidden messages hidden in plain sight, concealed by habit and acceptance, and extraordinary magic framed within the small things of ordinary life.
Follow a journey across the Heart of Albion and become an Initiate of the mysterious verity of verse.
Illustrated in Full Colour throughout
In Heart of Albion, we rejoin Don and Wen as they crisscross Albion visiting churches, hill forts and quite a few pubs all the while interspersed with other more ancient stories of Albion that resonate emphatically with our heroes journey and banter. The banter is at times also hysterically funny such as Wen’s encounter and conversation with a Llama (Yes, you read that right! – a Llama that gives directions).
We learn many things along the way, some of which are important, some are irreverent and many are startling revelations about much that we would take for granted in speaking the English language or visiting the English countryside. The book manages to portray and create a magical and mystical view of the everyday while showing how things can be seen differently if one would only actually look. It is all delivered with a sense of humor that at times is deliciously wicked.
Another enjoyable read and one that has many layers of meaning to decipher yet provides many keys for those who may be seeking to do the deciphering.
Unsolicited review from Strange Book Reviews
Heart of Albion and other books by Stuart France and Sue Vincent are avaible on Amazon worldwide in paperback and for Kindle.