Blood Wedding

Jack Merry here. Let me put aside Emma Bull’s Finder: A Novel of the Borderland which I’ve been reading this foggy evening. Do have a pint of Dragons Breath XXXX Stout with me while I tell you a tale…

Depending on how you figure it, it’s either late summer or early fall here on the . . . → Read More: Blood Wedding

Robert Holdstock’s Ryhope Wood series

Trying to write an omnibus conderation of Robert Holdstock’s Ryhope Wood cycle is a damnably difficult task. On a strictly practical note, two portions of the cycle (‘The Bone Forest’ and Merlin’s Wood) are fiendishly hard to find. ‘The Bone Forest’, which can be found in the collection of the same name, describes the original . . . → Read More: Robert Holdstock’s Ryhope Wood series

Keeping Tunes Alive

I prefer my history dead. Dead history is writ in ink, the living sort in blood. — A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin

Despite what Martin says, no history is ever dead so long as someone, somewhere ‘members it and tells others about it. Same’s true of trad music as anyone who . . . → Read More: Keeping Tunes Alive