Signs and symbols abound in The Häling and the Scottish Templars and most of them are introduced early in the story. The prologue begins the saga with unconventional spiritual language. These recurrent mystic motifs impart their greetings in the first scene and hopefully will become companions as the challenges and adventures unfold. Once could even say that…Read More
Of all the challenges of beginning a series, getting to know the cast of characters can be the most daunting. The Häling and the Scottish Templars story is complicated by the diversity of new characters and their unfamiliar historical occupations. Add to the mix, visionary elements and a menagerie of creatures, a glossary such as the one below can come in handy. Use…Read More
The Squire An Excerpt from The Häling and the Scottish Templars A rising gibbous moon peered through thin veils of clouds in the indigo twilight sky. Sir Theobaud de Cherney, waited impatiently. For the first time, he realized the blood smeared across the breastplate of his leather armor, his blood and doubtless the blood of many less fortunate than himself. Prior…Read More
An Excerpt from the Häling and the Scottish Templars
Where wounded Templars seek refuge from fighting at the Battle of Dunbar.
Friar Mungo’s chin snapped forward with a start, as he woke from a most un-Christian dream. Snorting to clear his sinuses, he braced his hunched back against a jagged boulder, ready to doze again in spite of the biting chill. Highland cattle grazed along the windblown hillside. Faint thunder caught his attention…
The complexities of keeping our eyes on the higher goals seem to grow with every sunrise these days. With the critical mass of humanity is beginning to rouse from its age old slumbers, civilization stands at the threshold of another crucial choice point. In my Series, the Temple Chronicles, The Häling and the Scottish…Read More