Chronicling the adventures of Astreya, the son of a mysterious father he never knew. In search of his strange inheritance, Astreya is deceived, betrayed and cheated, but he also finds love and makes loyal friends who help him achieve his destiny.
Much more fun than exploring museums or picturesque ruins, a small stone on a lonely beach offers them the chance to perform magic, match wits with elementals, steal hearts, go to war, write poetry, escape from a pirate, and sail The Laughing Princess.
Beth, a 60's orphan flower-child, loves Joe, a wheeler-dealer from the Bronx, and Dick, a Canadian ex-cadet. They homestead together on Nova Scotia's North Mountain, among assorted counter-culture Americans and Canadians.
Books (and poems) I have inhabited, in the order in which I read them. As I compiled this list, I realised that the common element is that most of these stories are set in richly imagined alternate realities that … Continue reading →