Seven stories of magic and music, from ancient Ireland to a steampunk future. Includes a few old favorites plus some brand-new tales of bardic power, spooky adventure, and how music might possibly heal our broken world. Includes the following works:
INTO THE FAERIE HILL – Famed minstrel Turlough O’Carolan spends one night in the faerie hill that will change him, forever.
THE HARPER’S ESCAPE— A sad, mystical tale of a harper fleeing for life in Elizabethan Ireland.
THE QUIET GIFT—Set in the Collegium, a young woman with Bardic Talent must learn to accept her gift as it is, not how she wishes it would be.
THE CLOCKWORK HARP— A spooky steampunk retelling of the Cruel Sister ballad, set in the universe of Victoria Eternal.
MUSIC’S PRICE— Jeremy Cahill’s gifted cello playing calls the creatures of Faerie to him. As a boy, his Irish grandmother crafts him a charm to keep the fair folk at bay—but when it fails, Jeremy must face the terrifying power of Faerie…alone.
GUINEVERE’S GIFT— Guinevere Gaunt (Gwen to her friends) is one of the last humans to carry the blood of the old bards. Half-trained and barely making a living playing the Celtic harp, she can’t afford to turn down her latest wedding gig, even though it means returning to the treacherous Fae Realm.
ICE IN D MINOR—In a near-future world, one composer tries to unlock the secret to saving our world…