Alex Epstein's new novel
about Morgan le Fay...
... magic, legends,
Eclectic wicca at its most inventive.
Q. How many Gardnerian witches does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A. That's a secret.
Author of the influential survey of contemporary Wicca Drawing Down the Moon.
Peter Reynolds runs a recreated Celtic farm, with ancient styles of sheep. The Irish in The Circle Cast would have lived more or less like this..
About the time of The Circle Cast.
A Dark Ages hillfort believed to be the original Camelot.
The final battle. A short story.
I perpetrated a one-night
role-playing game set in King Arthur's tent on the eve of the battle of Camlann. It was fun. It was a bit geeky. Who will win the battle?
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Friday, June 15, 2012
I was delighted to hear from my publisher that he's sold German language rights to THE CIRCLE CAST to Urachhaus.
I wonder what the book will be called in German?
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sarah Johnson has a nice St. Patrick's day review of TCC on her blog READING THE PAST
The Circle Cast also offers a sweeping picture of 5th-century Ireland, a place of woods and green meadows, warring clans, ancient pagan rites, and a young, new Christianity that inspires fierce devotion in its followers. There's plenty of ale and good storytelling to go 'round, too. Sláinte.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
An intriguing and original take on a character that has appeared in legends and lore for centuries... Throughout the story, readers will find a lot to respect about Epstein’s version of Morgan, including her intelligence, bravery, and tenacity... thoroughly enjoyable.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
My publisher wants to do a book trailer. 60-90 seconds. What should be in it? I have my own ideas, but what about yours?
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Well, I seem to have cleared my advance on royalties! That's a nice feeling.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Badges? We don't need no stinkin' ... oh. Er, thank you very much, actually.
Friday, November 25, 2011
The Quebec Writers Federation's jury for the Prize for Children's and Young Adult Literature had this to say about The Circle Cast:
A mature and surprising story that supposes the life of Morgan LeFay, the half-sister of King Arthur. Intense and evocative. This book has everything one wants in a novel from a deftly-organized plot, to varied characterization to crisp, rhythmic writing.