The Rhyddion Chronicles Gallery
"The Rhyddion Chronicles" (working title) is a novel I've been working on since 2001. It's seen several incarnations and rewrites, but here's the outset:
Set in an alternate mediaeval Wales, the "Rhyddion Chronicles" tell the story of Aedan Cameron, a bastard with minor magical talents, and that of his family in the middle of a war. The historical side is loosely based on the English/Welsh freedom wars that ended in 1282, and its latest incarnation is influenced by the Mabinogion, the Welsh legends.
Some chapters (I won't publish the entire story here, but the first few chapters will stay) are in the section "My writing"!
The Cuckoo's CallWalking through the wood at dawn,The Cuckoo's Call More Like This
Prayers and HerbsThis life was Aedan's, had been his for as long as he could remember. As soon as he could walk, Maira had taken him on her travels with her. When spring came, they'd set out across Tangnafedd, to all the places where the best herbs grew wormwood in the hills in the North, basil in Gwylan Bay, lavender on the high fields near Silvermere, St. John's wort in the thickets of pine forests. Aedan helped his mother gather herbs, and prepare the ointments, poultices and infusions following her careful instructions. He knew how most of them were used, though he still often got the amounts wrong. Neither of them could read; the herbs, their namePrayers and Herbs More Like This