Category Archives: The Initiate

The Templar Church

Earlier this year, on a research mission, we took a trip to London, visiting the British Museum to learn more about the ancient Sumerian civilisation that will form the backdrop to the 2019 Silent Eye’s Annual Workshop, Lord of the … Continue reading

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The Initiate from Paul Andruss at Odds n Sods: A miscellany

How do you make a writer’s day? Leave a review. How do you make their year? Leave a review like this! I make no apologies for reposting this… the best review we could have wished for! A Book Review by … Continue reading

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Feeling true

“WEN…” “Now.” “I know now.” “What do you now know?” “I know what the mission is.” “Well that didn’t take long.” “We’re on a mission to feel true.” “You’re going to have to elaborate I’m afraid.” “Well it’s like… it’s … Continue reading

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St Albans – stained glass and medieval paint

The very first time Stuart came down to visit, long before we had any idea we were at the beginning of an adventure and even longer before we had even thought about writing together, I had stopped outside the tiny … Continue reading

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Extract – The Initiate

“There’s definitely something wrong with the place if the Red Kites won’t go near it.” “We are… without question…going to get locked up!” “No we’re not… okay… what if… what if the energy is simply flowing the wrong way.” “What … Continue reading

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Take two…the accidental blogger

“Why do you blog?” “Why did you start blogging?” Those are questions frequently asked; they cropped up a good few times at the Bloggers Bash recently and are often asked in interviews. For me the answers are simple… I started … Continue reading

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Dear Don XXXIII

Dear Don, Well, that particular text, really, because we had just been back to the place it all began… so The Initiate just demanded to be read again… I still can’t believe we lived half the stuff in that book! … Continue reading

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Looking backwards…

We walked between the cairns towards the circle known as Barbrook I, an unromantic name for a site that tugs at my heartstrings in a way no other does. It is neither grand nor imposing and sits at the edge … Continue reading

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Return of the Dragon…Uffington

We were up early on our final morning in Wiltshire. It had rained overnight and everything was soaked, but there was something in the air that promised a hint of summer. The vividness of the green in the damp half-light … Continue reading

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Five Star Treatment – The Initiate by Sue Vincent and Stuart France

Thank you to Sally Cronin at Smorgasbord for having Stuart and I over today 🙂

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