Category Archives: Crucible of the Sun

Garnering gold…

We followed a golden path through a wood steeped in history and mystery. Mesolithic folk once walked here, whose flints are found eroding from the soft earth. Mines have been dug to gather minerals from deep below a surface where … Continue reading

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High-Way to Tara… Stuart France

* Fin Mac Cuill stood on an out-crop of rock and surveyed the Fortress of Tara… Brightly coloured banners ran from the breeze over her ornately carved roof-poles… Long had Fin yearned for this moment, Tara before him and his … Continue reading

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A song of Gwythyr

“A question, O Yoke-all-Craft, which art will you practise tonight?” So Gwythyr-the-Bright took out the harp of Tertiu-the-Melodious from his craneskin bag, and sang this lay: “In the name of wisdom: I will practise metre’s nurture, fear’s erasure, and honour’s … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Crucible of the Sun

CRUCIBLE OF THE SUN: The Mabinogion Retold By Stuart France “I will dazzle like fire, hard and high, will flame the breaths of my desire; chief revealer of that which is uttered and that which is asked, tonight I make … Continue reading

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Songs of a bard….

I love the old stories, the legends and lays of ancient times when the world, from our vantage point, seemed both a more innocent and more magical place, where the impossible walked hand in hand with the improbable and where … Continue reading

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Walking in Circles

It has been a very busy week, almost entirely without internet access or even a decent phone signal. Much has gone beautifully, some things most definitely not as planned and others have just been a sheer joy. Friday I woke … Continue reading

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Crucible of the Sun, a new book by Stuart France

Big Chief Hawthorn, for it was he to whom Gwythyr had been speaking, laughed aloud once more, “The boar to whom you gave such fervent pursuit, was none other than my noble son, Eanna-of-the-Harps, and ‘tis the luck on you … Continue reading

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The Story Tellers Art

A guest post by my friend and co-author Stuart France In ‘Sunken Cities’ the author, A.J. North, contends that in Math the son of Mathonwy, one of the Four Branches of the Mabinogion, we have an instance of what can … Continue reading

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Stuart France: The Living One

The Living One: Contemplations on the Gospel of Thomas, by Stuart France Available for Kindle and in Paperback via Amazon and all good bookstores. …Road…and more road… We pass a long stretch of salt devoured bush. The bark of all … Continue reading

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Crucible of the Sun

Dawn has broken in delicate pinks and gold over a frozen world. About time too! I’ve been waiting long enough… I opened my eyes on darkness, the sky looking suspiciously luminous I crawled, somewhat reluctantly, out of bed.  Dressing gown… … Continue reading

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