Hello folks! It’s been a while since my last post, because I just haven’t had the heart to post something new since Geoffrey Ashe passed away. But it’s time to catch back up, and I’m starting with a short post to point out some new resources on my website: an Arthurian Glossary with Locations and Terms, and an Arthurian Maps page.
The Arthurian Glossary page brings together the glossaries from The Retreat to Avalon and The Strife of Camlann, the first two books of The Arthurian Age series, and will be updated as new books and information comes out. All the locations with their modern names, odd terms, and ancient words are described here. These are included in the print and ebook versions, but some people like to look it up on the web, and, well, I’ll discuss the main reason in a moment. Another bonus to this page is that each entry includes a link to other sites with more, or interesting information about the topic.
There is also a new page for the Arthurian Age Maps Collection. This page includes the maps from the books, and will also include additional maps relevant to the people and places of the Arthurian Age. It is a work in progress, so please check back on it.
A future project will provide a page for all the people of the Arthurian Age, similar to what I include in the books, and on this blog post. It will be more comprehensive, with information about more obscure characters who had more impact in the backstory.
The easy way to get to these new pages are on my website. At the top bar is a drop-down for ‘Glossary, Maps, Sources & More’. The pages are listed there, and more will be coming.
So now the big news and the main reason for these new pages: I’ve had a lot of people ask about audio books for The Arthurian Age. It’s something I’ve wanted to get to, but the costs for a good audio book narrator are very high. My publisher thinks I have the voice for the job, but I’ve had it in my head that the narrator should have a British or Welsh accent. What do you think? I may give it a try and post up a sample to see what folks think.
There’s another bit of news. I’m working on another free short story that explores a fascinating junction of legend and history. I’m very excited about this story! I won’t say what it is right now, but there’s a hint in the blog post’s title image. Let me know if you can guess it.
In any event, it will take quite a while for the first audio book to come out, if we do it. In the meantime, I hope you’ll tell your friends about The Arthurian Age, and if you can take the time to leave a short rating on Amazon or Goodreads, I will be very grateful. Until next time, cheers!