Enchanted Realms is a new fantasy novel. Or perhaps it is a true story?
The author of Enchanted Realms, Valan Peters, is a intriguing character.
Middlesex-born, a riding instructor who eventually re-trained as a therapist using the complimentary medicine paradigm, and, ultimately, a teacher.
Valan saw a horse who was at death's door, a victim of tetanus. But the expected did not happen.
As a recipient of distance healing, the horse made a miraculous recovery from the dreadful disease.
Which brings us to the book that Valan Peters has written.
Soon after the Battle of Hastings two men were allotted their rewards for their bravery.
They were gifted two large areas of lands that were quite close to the Kingdom of Wales.
On their journey toward Wales, they met a powerful wizard.
He was able to make a prophesy about the births of their two two children.
The two would, at birth, betrothed to each other. And, so it was, when the two children, named David and Gwendolyn, were born, they were, indeed, betrothed.
And the other prophecies he made. Would they, could they come to fruition, also?
This is an extremely well-written story which melds fact, fiction and fantasy into a seamless tale that is guaranteed to beguile the reader.
It is published by Matador at £9.99 and is available via the That's Books Book Shop, which is to be found to the right-hand side of this book review.