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Storyteller By G R Grove
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“Blood and fire, gold and steel and poetry, a river’s voice in the silence of the night, and the shining strings of a harp – all these and more I have known in my time... Now they... More > are all gone, the men and women I knew when I was young, gone like words on the wind, and I am left here in the twilight to tell you their tale. Sit, then, and listen if you will to the words of Gwernin Kyuarwyd, called Storyteller…” So begins the tale of the young Gwernin’s adventures as a wandering storyteller and would-be bard in the chaos and contradictions of 6th century Britain. Along the way he encounters allies and enemies both human and supernatural, finds love and friendship, and learns the lore - and the true meaning - of a Bard’s profession.< Less
Storyteller By G R Grove
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“Blood and fire, gold and steel and poetry, a river’s voice in the silence of the night, and the shining strings of a harp – all these and more I have known in my time... Now they... More > are all gone, the men and women I knew when I was young, gone like words on the wind, and I am left here in the twilight to tell you their tale. Sit, then, and listen if you will to the words of Gwernin Kyuarwyd, called Storyteller…” So begins the tale of the young Gwernin’s adventures as a wandering storyteller and would-be bard in the chaos and contradictions of 6th century Britain. Along the way he encounters allies and enemies both human and supernatural, finds love and friendship, and learns the lore - and the true meaning - of a Bard’s profession.< Less
Storyteller Songs By G. R. Grove
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This is a collection of prose and poetry taken from the first three books - the Young Gwernin trilogy - of the Storyteller series, which follows the adventures of a group of bards and storytellers in... More > the years after King Arthur's death. If you have not yet read the novels, you might want to go and start there, as some of these poems could be considered to be plot spoilers. On the other hand, you might just want to plunge in now and see how you like Gwernin's world...< Less
The Early Medieval Harp: A Practical Guide By Ron Cook
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This book provides an introduction to historical performance on the 12th- and 13th-century harp, including information as to the form and tuning of the instrument; its probable repertoire; the... More > development of period performance skills, including ornamentation and improvisation; and the use of the harp in medieval storytelling.< Less
The Story of Europe By HE Marshall
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A wonderfully-written masterpiece of storytelling, originally designed for younger readers but which became popular with all ages because of its easy-to-read narrative, this book tells the story of... More > the development of all the European nations from the time of the fall of the Roman Empire until just after the Reformation. Acknowledged as an ideal introduction to the history of the European Middle Ages, this book is written in a rollicking early twentieth century style which pulls no punches in describing the racial issues which confronted Europe, as this quote from the section on the Ottoman invasion of Europe illustrates: “The Ottoman Turks were the last barbarian tribe to settle upon European soil. They did not disappear like the Huns, they were not driven forth like the Saracens, they have in no way become Europeanized like the Hungarians or Magyars, they have remained Asiatic and alien, a blot upon the map of Europe to this day.” Contains the full text and all the original charts, maps and tables.< Less
The Story of Europe By HE Marshall
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A wonderfully-written masterpiece of storytelling, originally designed for younger readers but which became popular with all ages because of its easy-to-read narrative, this book tells the story of... More > the development of all the European nations from the time of the fall of the Roman Empire until just after the Reformation. Acknowledged as an ideal introduction to the history of the European Middle Ages, this book is written in a rollicking early twentieth century style which pulls no punches in describing the racial issues which confronted Europe, as this quote from the section on the Ottoman invasion of Europe illustrates: “The Ottoman Turks were the last barbarian tribe to settle upon European soil. They did not disappear like the Huns, they were not driven forth like the Saracens, they have in no way become Europeanized like the Hungarians or Magyars, they have remained Asiatic and alien, a blot upon the map of Europe to this day.” Contains the full text and all the original charts, maps and tables.< Less
Merlin and Ceridwen By Alistair Roberts
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Life of a Welsh woman who is a story-teller in the form of the ancient Celtics who travels around Wales in the 16th Century and Ireland reviving and saving the ancient Myths of the Celts. Avoiding... More > the church becomes part of her survival. She also adds new stories and actually gets to meet some of the old gods and goddesses. She spends more time with Merlin, finding out about his life. He introduces her to an Irish Knight of the Round Table and battles a dragon, makes a strange discovery and is reunited once more with her sister. Despite a warning, she comes across the English Queen Catherine of Aragon and finds herself defending King Henry VIII almost to her disgust. Then she has to fulfil her own destiny and finds herself in the 3rd century facing a Roman Centurion. Meanwhile her son's ability as a Seer continues to grow, they battle demons and follow clues to a sad event in Scotland. In the end Ceridwen gets what she wants but hadn't planned, and yet Merlin gets the last say.< Less
Merlin and Ceridwen By Alistair Roberts
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Life of a Welsh woman who is a story-teller in the form of the ancient Celtics who travels around Wales in the 16th Century and Scotland reviving and saving the ancient Myths of the Celts. Avoiding... More > the church becomes part of her survival. She also adds new stories and actually gets to meet some of the old gods and goddesses. She spends more time with Merlin, finding out about his life. He introduces her to an Irish Knight of the Round Table and battles a dragon, makes a strange discovery and is reunited once more with her sister. Despite a warning, she comes across the English Queen Catherine of Aragon and finds herself defending King Henry VIII almost to her disgust. Then she has to fulfil her own destiny and finds herself in the 3rd century facing a Roman Centurion. Meanwhile her son's ability as a Seer continues to grow, they battle demons and follow clues to a sad event in Scotland. In the end Ceridwen gets what she wants but hadn't planned, and yet Merlin gets the last say.< Less
Ceridwen, Lady of The Myths By Alistair Roberts
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Named after the goddess of Poetry, this Welsh woman of the 16th century revives as carefully as she can whilst risking her life, the old myths of the Celts. Not only that but manages to actually meet... More > some of the old gods and goddesses and is given the chance to find lost books and stories whilst avoiding the church and its belief in killing witches and anyone who doesn't 'conform'. She is even given a baby dragon by a goddess Played out across Wales and even a trip to Ireland, where she falls in love with an Irishman who then tries to set the church after her causing her to return 2 Wales sooner than expected. However before leaving Ireland she discovers a hidden book hundreds of years old. But that in itself allows her to find more clues meet Merlin and finally sends her 433 years back in time to the Battle of Hastings in southern England. History is saved by her actions but her life faces the ultimate test and price. Is it worth it, and what of her life and future? Only time and reading will answer that.< Less
Tristan & Iseult By Joseph Bédier
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This is the Arthurian legend of Tristan and Iseult. It is a tale of love, honour, intrigue, betrayal and jealousy, ending ultimately in tragedy. This story pre-dates that of Lancelot and Guinevere,... More > and is one of the most influential romances of the medieval period, inspiring many artists, from story-tellers to painters to composers< Less