Heart of Albion: Tales from the Wondrous Head – Book Review

Heart of Albion is the second book in the Triad of Albion series, along with The Initiate and Giants Dance.

10 Blakey Topping (48)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

Albion cover front

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.


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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2 Responses to Heart of Albion: Tales from the Wondrous Head – Book Review

  1. I haven’t heard of it being called Giant’s Dance since I read my first book about King Arthur when I was a child. It was a book of old Celtic tales and I was never able to find most of those stories again. Can you also find the lake with the red and white dragons sleeping underneath?


    • Sue Vincent says:

      Oh but of course… we plan on visiting Dinas Emrys 😉 Although, of course, the red and white streams that flow beneath the Tor at Glastonbury are also ‘dragons’ in symbolic terms and the large stones there are dragons eggs, so they say…

      The Arthurian myths are close to my heart and if you are going to look at the ‘matter of Albion’ you can’t escape them. Not that I would want to!


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