Lords of the Realm is a trilogy of books I have planned. This is the prologue to the first book in the series, which does not have a name yet. Anyone who has been to my page in the past may be familiar with a bizarre little story entitled Monkeyheart. Lords of the Realm is more or less an expanded (and further developed) version of that story. If you are unfamiliar with the story, don't worry about it. Lords of the Realm is better.
The Prologue to the young readers' fantasy novel The Blackthorn Tales. With this, I wanted to create a fantasy novel for children in the vein of the ones that I grew up reading such as the Prydain Chronicles and the Dark Is Rising Sequence...meant for children, but still "all ages"...timeless...atmospheric.