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Welcome to the marvellous world of Myrddin’s Heir,
(It’s a fascinating place)
Thank you for getting this far on your journey. I hope you’ll be intrigued by what you find. There’s inside information on important characters. There are the first ten chapters of Book 1: A Wizard of Dreams. There’s a booklet to help you get at least a billion ideas for terrific new stories. There’s the story that started it all (The Ice Warrior). There are my reviews of great books by other authors as well as reviews by other authors about the books in my series. There’s a lot more besides.
The screenshot above is from my series promo video, which is a little out of the ordinary. It might be worth two minutes of your time.
‘Annwyn’s Blood’ begins as another medieval tale of derring do. Marianna, the beautiful daughter of Mattheus, High King of all Gwent, has been abducted while returning from a pilgrimage. All her guards and retainers have been brutally slain, but five weeks have passed and there has been no ransom demand. The kingdom is being scoured to find her. Among those
(Do read this post – it could save you thousands of pounds) In 1599, King James l of England (VI of Scotland) declared that laws should never be used to entrap good subjects. Just over 400 years later, the law in England and Wales is being used to do exactly that, and apparently there is nothing anyone is prepared to
In chapter 19 of Book 3: The Quality of Mercy, my heroes’ and heroines’ English teacher launched their first unit on poetry: what it is and how to write it. Gordon had been waiting ages to get his teeth into this subject. There’s an interesting discussion of the basics, which Zack expands on with Gordon later that evening. Their homework
When I finally retired from teaching in 2007, two pupils wrote poems for me. The English Department put them in a nice frame with a picture of me with my colleagues as a retirement present. It now hangs on my bedroom wall, and no doubt will until I die. I could want no better tribute. Thank you Yours was the
Author, Robin Chambers, has crafted a series of Fantasy/YA books that tell fascinating tales. I was hooked from the first page of Book 1, Wizard of Dreams and found Book 2, Amazing Grace equally riveting. Amazing Grace, picks up where the first book left off, with an extraordinarily gifted child, Gordon entering a new school. This book explores and expands
Jan Sikes, Author of 'The Convict and the Rose', 'Flowers and Stone', 'Home at Last' and ''Til Death Us Do Part'
This tale is told with a perspective I would have never considered. At first I was a little surprised to find the tale told when Gordon was just a small baby, but as the time passed, an exquisite tale began to unfold that has the power to capture both the young and adult reader. Gordon's unique view of the world
Cheryl Matthynssens, Author of THE BLUE DRAGON'S GEAS series, and other dragon-related books! (http://amzn.to/29aBVAn)
A Wizard of Dreams is a delightful book. It tells the story of young Gordon Bennett and his invisible friend, Zack, as they travel to different worlds, learning important lessons along the way. Gordon, it turns out, is a special boy, with special powers who is destined for great things. I love the dynamic between Gordon and Zack. In many
Benedict Martin, Author of CHARLIE ROBOT, PLANET PURGATORY, and FINDING DEMONS (http://amzn.to/29do937)
I was yet again going to bemoan the niggardly vagaries of the five-star system... However, this is a definite 5 star read as the only real solid reason for NOT going to 5 stars would have been because I have no children (even grown up ones) to share the first of this lovely fantasy series with. If I had, then
Jan Hawke, Author of MILELE SAFARI, and DREAMLESS ROADS (http://amzn.to/29oiw0y)
A WIZARD OF DREAMS (MYRDDIN’S HEIR, BOOK 1) refuses to bow to many tropes of fantasy or YA fiction, and for that I applaud author Robin Chambers. Youngsters will relish the adventures of supernaturally gifted child savant Gordon and his imaginary (or perhaps spectral?) friend Zack as they navigate the pitfalls of growing up in modern day suburbia. But adults
Tyler Bumpus, Author of THE SWALLOWED WORLD series and SOUTHERN GOTHIC SHORTS (http://amzn.to/29ezeyA)
Gracious me, what a lovely surprise A WIZARD OF DREAMS is! The writing is superb and bright, a modern invocation of ancient, mythical powers colored by Brit English. Without pandering to mainstream, fantasy expectations, this modern story chronicles the early life of a supernaturally gifted, marginalized boy named Gordon, and his invisible guide, Zack. Like any good Dickensian protagonist, Gordon
Robin Gregory, Author of THE IMPROBABLE WONDERS OF MOOJIE LITTLEMAN (http://amzn.to/299LhQA)
I have now read three books from the wonderful Myrddin’s Heir series and I am struck with a persistent speculation. J.K. Rowling had to submit her early Harry Potter MS to a significant number of publishers, enduring rejection after rejection, until Bloomsbury finally took a chance on her. I don’t know if Chambers has searched for a publisher with the
Brian O'Hare MA, Ph.D., Retired assistant director of a large regional college of further and higher education. Author of 'The Doom Murders' , 'The 11.05 Murders' and 'Fallen Men' (http://amzn.to/29fzrFd)
Not since reading C.S. Lewis's Narnia books have I so much enjoyed a novel written for children of all ages, especially those who have managed to preserve the infinitely curious magical child in their heart. In his `Myrddin's Heir' series Robin Chambers masterfully brings magic right up to date, while exciting the imagination about its long reach of influence in
Lesley Hayes, Author of 'A Field Beyond Time', The Drowned Phoenician Sailor', 'Round Robin' and 'Oxford Marmalade' (http://amzn.to/1XAddj5)
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Once upon a time, I was born in Bootle, Liverpool 20. There was a war on, but I ignored it and got on with growing up. Later, I wanted to follow in the footsteps of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, but found myself instead immersed in the affairs of inner-city secondary schools. In 1976, Penguin published my first book, but soon after that I became a headteacher with no time for writing…
Only after narrowly surviving a murder attempt in 2010 did I realise how easy it is to die without fulfilling a cherished ambition; so I set to work on “Myrddin’s Heir”: the epic story I will leave behind.