Combining myth, magic and legend this Arthurian fantasy historical fiction looks at the 15th Century as perhaps it should have been
The Realm is sliding towards catastrophic civil war. But an ancient prophecy tells of Arthur's return, and hints at an alternative course of history.
As factions clash for the throne, the standing stones that once preserved the fragile balance of peace are instead inciting men to battle. An ageing wizard and his young apprentice must unearth the stones to prevent a senseless war. But there are many enemies ranged against them, not least a powerful sorcerer determined to gain mastery of the Realm's fate for himself.
Drawing on the historical events of the Wars of the Roses, ancient British legends and the landscape itself, Robert Carter's novel is a powerful work of mythic fiction.
‘Full of charm and the magic of landscape … an enjoyable read' Amazon
'A compelling tale that fully utilizes its beautifully crafted characters' Dreamwatch
‘Carter’s prose is smooth, and he has a real feel for the countryside. His plot keeps the pages turning’ Starburst
‘Just the right mix of magic, mystery and mud … Images of terrifying supernatural forces are carefully wrought as Carter weaves his spell’ Lads Mag
Publication date: 07/02/2005
|Publication date:||7th February 2005|
Rob Carter set out to create a mythology for England when writing The Language of Stones, and drew upon his huge interest in history for the book. As well as travelling extensively throughout the world, he has a degree in astrophysics, worked as an oil driller in America, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, written computer software, been an editor for the BBC and even worked on the Blackpool trams. He now lives in West London where he is completing The Language of Stones trilogy.More About Robert Carter