Tamborel walked on between his parents, saying nothing. The spell was broken. Every year was not the same. This year there was Caidy, shut away, as good as blind and deaf. Tomorrow, he resolved, he’d go to Rufina’s house, whatever Eleyna said!

“Try to understand, my boy: Caidrun has to be protected from herself.” “But, Pappa, Bennoc actually wanted to blind and deafen her for real!” “You think we would have allowed it..?” “But how long must she be shut off like that, Pappa?” “Until she is old enough to know better.” “But that could be years!” ‘Twere better she had died.

The scars, his long sleep, the gap in his memory: everyone in Fahwyll knew why—but him…. Was it something bad? Tamborel grew anxious, then angry. “They have no right!” …. He threw on his clothes and ran out into the street, making for the Farmer’s Hall.

Horrified, Tamborel scrambled up. “Help! Caidrun’s heyn is loose!” he yelled. The sphere was almost out of sight. In the sudden quiet, Tamborel glimpsed upturned faces. Then the heyn checked. Who had snagged it? He’d soon find out.

If Pappa was her father-mentor, was not he, Tamborel, now her brother, in a way?… “I know you’re special, Caidrun. I’ll look after you, I promise,” he said, then ran to find the older boys.

“Poor baby,” Tamborel murmured to himself. It had suffered just as much as Rufina, had almost died along with her. And here it was, taking all the blame. Tamborel halted in his tracks. Poor baby? The unborn child had suffered, yes. Had almost died. But it had also felt the full force of the High Zjarn’s healing chimes!

Though they spoke low and kept their faces turned from him, Tamborel’s keen ears caught enough. Rufina was no better. The two zjarns barely held her flame within its cup: if something were not done, and soon, Meynoc’s mamma would die. Bonus Item: Apologia – how this book came to be Bonus Item: Full Music for Chimes played on an Oval Synthesizer .

“Watch out, guys,” she warned. This thing could snap up pretty smartly.” As it had in The Gory Keep. They duly backed off and braced themselves. Meg reached up and pulled again. The hatch sank, some, into the floor then, with a jarring screech, slid aside to reveal a flight of steps leading down. Bonus item: Chart showing relative positions of 3 places in the story. SPOILER WARNING: do not open until there is an obvious prompt.

Meg couldn’t understand it. Gran was wise and sensible. So why was she letting (Gavin) loose like that? Coming in at all hours, up to goodness knows what? And what if one day he didn’t come in at all? Sighing, she turned on her heels and climbed back to bed. Bonus item: Barmouth Train Station circa 1988 Music for The Lost Legend composed and played by Michael Roberts-Tsoukkas Bonus material: Ancient Rubato played in full.

Meg is having nightmares – the same one only worse each time. She tries to stop them and finds herself once more in danger in another space and time.

Meg & Sue flee school Halloween party only to find themselves in a sinister wood and fleeing now for their lives from a dark witch queen.

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Chapter 10 – The Chimes of Alyafaleyn
Bookreadings , The Chimes of Alyafaleyn / December 13, 2018

Caidrun stretched out her arm and the pebble plopped into the current. ” ‘Gain, Brel, ‘gain!” she cried. Her cheeks were flushed, her clear blue eyes bright with excitement. Tamborel sighed with satisfaction. They had to come again. Perhaps if he waited, picked his moment, they might let him bring Caidrun here tomorrow after all. Perhaps.

Chapter 8 – The Chimes of Alyafaleyn
Bookreadings , News , The Chimes of Alyafaleyn / December 6, 2018

“Try to understand, my boy: Caidrun has to be protected from herself.” “But, Pappa, Bennoc actually wanted to blind and deafen her for real!” “You think we would have allowed it..?” “But how long must she be shut off like that, Pappa?” “Until she is old enough to know better.” “But that could be years!” ‘Twere better she had died.

Chapter 4 – The Chimes of Alyafaleyn
Bookreadings , News , The Chimes of Alyafaleyn / November 22, 2018

“Poor baby,” Tamborel murmured to himself. It had suffered just as much as Rufina, had almost died along with her. And here it was, taking all the blame. Tamborel halted in his tracks. Poor baby? The unborn child had suffered, yes. Had almost died. But it had also felt the full force of the High Zjarn’s healing chimes!

Chapter 2 – The Chimes of Alyafaleyn
Bookreadings , The Chimes of Alyafaleyn / November 15, 2018

“What if Silwender doesn’t come? He never has before.” “That’s because we’re so far off the beaten track….Don’t worry. Pappa will bring him, Tam’shu.” “Will I get to meet him?” …”I don’t see how. But … tomorrow you may stand at the gate and watch him pass by.” Bonus Item: Page from front matter of Book

Part 1 – Chapter 1 – The Chimes of Alyafaleyn
Bookreadings , News , The Chimes of Alyafaleyn / November 12, 2018

Though they spoke low and kept their faces turned from him, Tamborel’s keen ears caught enough. Rufina was no better. The two zjarns barely held her flame within its cup: if something were not done, and soon, Meynoc’s mamma would die. Bonus Item: Apologia – how this book came to be Bonus Item: Full Music for Chimes played on an Oval Synthesizer .

Chapter 19 – The Lost Legend
Bookreadings , The Lost Legend / October 29, 2018

Recap of Upcoming Events: October 31st – Fire of The Pockets’ Corner gives review of On All Hallows’ Eve. November 5th –The Lost Legend Epilogue. November 8th – Preview by The Pockets’ Corner of The Chimes of Alyafaleyn. There will be no Thursday reading this week.

Chapter 18 – The Lost Legend
Bookreadings , The Lost Legend / October 25, 2018

Notice: Next Monday, October 29th, marks the final chapter of the book. Wednesday, October 31st – Halloween – Firemetal of the Pockets Corner will present a timely review of book 1 in the series, On All Hallows’ Eve. There will be no regular Thursday podcast. The following Monday will feature the epilogue to The Lost Legend, . After that, I begin reading The Chimes of Alyafaleyn, possibly preceded by an introduction by the Pockets Co...

Chapter 17 – The Lost Legend
Bookreadings , The Lost Legend / October 22, 2018

Gareth spoke up. “I’m still not clear. The guy I carried from the inn—he was there. The other called him Sir Gawain. I’m no scholar … but wasn’t that one of the Round Table knights?” Gavin snorted. “Yeah, Dad,” he said. “And our founding father.” Bonus Item: My sketch of Castle Deeping.

Chapter 16 – The Lost Legend
Bookreadings , The Lost Legend / October 18, 2018

(Gran) “Tomorrow morning Olwen and I have business in town. After lunch we all meet again around this table. I trust you will all find something to do—and not too far this time, okay?” “Don’t worry, Gran,” Meg said.”we’re done.” What more could there be?

Chapters 13 & 14 – The Lost Legend
Bookreadings , The Lost Legend / October 11, 2018

In the middle of the bare stone floor had sprung a lick of flame. Before she could move, it swelled, surging to the cavern roof. There came a sound as from a furnace, swamping Meg’s ears in a terrifying roar. Bonus Item: map giving relative positions of main places in story.

Chapter 12 – The Lost Legend
Bookreadings , The Lost Legend / October 8, 2018

Having researched the proper Welsh words to use in direct quotes, I thought my task was done. I never expected to have to say them. Hurrah for Google! As for what the words mean, here is the text and translation. Pwy ydyth chi? –Who are you? Beth ydych chi’n ei wneud yma? — What are you doing here? Mordred fydd yn talu – Mordred will pay.