Dear Don: Scions…

5 Pickering (15)Dear Don,

What I want to know is… have you uploaded the shots of Mister Fox and the Fire Dance yet? Your angle from down on the dancing ground is one I rather want to see! Mine, all taken from the terrace, could not get as close… and it is the first time I‘ve had to edit out the bride and groom from their own wedding pictures!

Editing is much on my mind at present as we roll into the final stages now with Scions of Albion. The ubiquitous ‘gazetteer’ was interesting though… even you wouldn’t believe how pervasive those flowering staffs are through the early hagiographies! Knobbed clubs gone prematurely viral!

I5 Pickering (3)’d love to have access to the oldest versions of some of the tales though… I’ll bet they predate the saints by a millennium or so for the most part. To sit around a hearthfire and listen to the stories to the sound of strings with the smell of woodsmoke rising…

I may have to ‘visit’ Bratha…

Take Melor of the Silver Hand and wondrous speaking head… come on, the similarities with the mythologies of the Isles through Bran and Nuadha is just too much of a coincidence! By the by, the Norse mythologies have a similar god in the one-handed Týr; and depending on the era you look at he is both Father of the gods and Son… which is a bit interesting, don’t you think? The more I look at the Norse myths, the closer I feel we are getting to the roots of the tales, you know.

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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 and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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