• Fiction
      November 2009

      The Rogue Druid

      by Gary W. Hixon

      This is an epic story which takes place in many different lands. It tells the story of Carthrall - a new king who will unite the Shiremen and the Bodmifflians. It is about the ruling class of Remrah - a city that used to rule over them. The power of this story lies in the moral questions that are explored in a world where evil manifests itself outwardly and inwardly, and magic can help solve problems. There are joyous celebrations and grueling executions, a gentle romance between Carthrall and Salissa, and a dark obsession that the "rogue druid" has for Salissa. This is a story of warfare and bloodshed, love and loss. The central theme to the book is one of redemption, asking whether someone who has committed the vilest of crimes and who is utterly loathed, but changes and truly repents, should be forgiven and allowed redemption.

    • Fiction
      January 2015

      Al Azbakia 

      Winner of Katara Prize For Arabic Novel 2016

      by Nasr Iraq

      In Al-Azbakia, Nasser Iraq endeavors to draw on the past, specifically the time when Muhammad Ali Pasha ruled Egypt, in an attempt to make sense of the present. His purpose is to shed light on some of today’s details that many fail to recognize as nothing more than a glimpse, or in one way or another a continuation, of the past.The novel gives a realistic aura to historical moments that makes them more glorious and lively; a rhythm that brings them from the past to our present without losing their freshness or making them less surprising. The novel captures such realistic moments so vividly that they touch your soul and enter your heart. You feel them so that you begin to think that you went into a trance, travelling times and distances to live within the world depicted by the story. You start to live with its heroes, sharing their happy and sad moments and dreams and nightmares. There, between the lines and sentences, you meet with some well-known names, like Muhammad Ali Pasha, Abdulrahman Al Jabarti and Napoleon Bonaparte, and some others, like Ayoub, Shaldam, Khawaja (a colloquial form of address for a foreigner) Sharl and Mese’ada Hijab, that you will never meet except in this novel. The writer does a good job of picking up his characters and sketching them. The historical facts do not prevent him from creating fictional characters to whom he quickly gives flesh, blood and ideas. Events gets intertwined, and characters interact lively to create a world of dynamic events and people breathing life between facts supported by history and fiction to which the writer gives a realistic touch as it becomes an imaginary reality.

    • Literary Fiction
      December 2018

      Once Upon a Time in Paris

      by Eliza Granville

      Like her last novel, Gretel and the Dark, Once Upon a Time in Paris cleverly combines a fairy-tale element with magic realism: in this case, an account of events in the life of Charles Perrault. Set in Paris in 1695, intertwining historical fact with multiple layers of fiction, Once Upon a Time in Paris invites readers to consider the possibility that the Tales of Mother Goose were not written by Charles Perrault (nor by his son, Pierre Darmancourt, as originally claimed), but by a reclusive figure almost entirely overlooked by history. The novel is set at that point where the tradition of oral story-telling is fast being absorbed by the written tale, and our mysterious recluse is caught between the two practices. Once Upon a Time in Paris offers a dazzling new insight into the connection between the ogre of folklore and fairy-tale and the post-Enlightenment feminist struggle.

    • Myth & legend told as fiction

      I Hela Cnau

      by Marion Eames

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

      Yr Ogof

      by T. Rowland Hughes

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

      On Being Human

      by William Wilson

    • Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

      Y Mabinogi

      by Iestyn Roberts

    • Myth & legend told as fiction

      Harris

      Gòwr Duw Òa Thraed O Glai

      by Herbert Hughes

      An account of the fiery and enigmatic revivalist Howel Harris whose contribution to the eighteenth century revival was substantial. The duality of his character is also assessed; from the steadfast theologian to the whimsical emotional man. This volume combines a lively narrative with the fruits of many years' research.

    • Literature & Literary Studies

      Y Wisg Sidan

      by Elena Puw Morgan

    • Myth & legend told as fiction

      The Ebay Book

      Essential Tips for Buying and Selling On Ebay.co.uk

      by David. Belbin

    • Historical fiction

      Catrin O Ferain

      by R. Cyril Hughes

    • Biography: general

      Celtic Heroines

      by Jenny. Sullivan

      Rhiannon, Blodeuwedd, Branwen and Olwen - thus begins a litany of names which conjures up the enchanting (and often enchanted) women from the Mabinogi, those ancient legends that are still an inspiration in Celtic countries. Other women from Welsh folklore are also featured here: Melangell, who protected the wild creatures; Dwynwen, patron saint of lovers; manipulative Ceridwen who could take any shape she chose. Jenny Sullivan has found the voice of each of these women, and tells every woman's tale with the grace and wit of a true storyteller. This collection of ten stories will delight contemporary readers, just as they entertained audiences who heard them told hundreds of years ago.

    • Myth & legend told as fiction

      The Mabinogi

      Legend and Landscape of Wales

      by John K. Bollard

    • Myth & legend told as fiction

      Santes Dwynwen

      Saint Dwynwen

      by Catrin Stevens

    • Myth & legend told as fiction

      Nest

      by B. Siân Reeves

      Bywyd caled a bygythiad y pla ddaw i ran pob teulu cyffredin yn Aberhonddu yn y 14eg ganrif. Ond i ferch un teulu sy'n bell o fod yn gyffredin, mae dihangfa oddi wrth ofn a gofid i'w gael yn hanes hynod ei mam, Efa. Beth yw ei chysylltiad â Dafydd ap Gwilym? A pha newid ddaw i fywyd Nest, ei merch, wrth wrando ar y stori gyfareddol?.

    • Myth & legend told as fiction

      Atlantis Cards

      by Diana Cooper

    • Myth & legend told as fiction

      Rhag Ofn Ysbrydion

      Chwilio Am Y Gwir Am Straeon Ysbryd

      by J. Towyn Jones

      A study of both documented evidence and eye-witness accounts of alleged ghost visitations mainly in West Wales by an author who combined his duties as a minister of Religion with an enthusiastic exploration of the background to many ghost stories.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      February 2012

      Y Stafell Ddirgel

      by Marion Eames

    • Myth & legend told as fiction

      The Ebay Book

      Essential Tips for Buying and Selling On Ebay.co.uk

      by David. Belbin

    • Fiction
      August 2017

      Into the Maze

      by Euan McAllen

      The Maze divides up the land, isolating communities and loved ones, and hated ones. On the Outside, the League of Monasteries rules supreme. On the Inside, the Kingdom rules in ignorance of its own isolation, free of all Gods. At its centre, the Village struggles to survive. This is a story of confusion, conflict, deception and double-crossing between members of a dysfunctional Royal Family. It is also the story of a despotic Chief Monk, and the story of an orphaned village girl wishing for a better life. By the end the emotional complexity, hurt and betrayals overwhelms all.

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