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The Green Man and the Raven's Quest

Written and Illustrated by Sutherland Bell

"... if you want to get rid of the psychic detritus of modern life, this is dental floss for the mind and soul." - Irvine Welsh

Published by TSL Books 2021

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

PUBLISHED 12.4.21

 
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The Green Man & the Raven's Quest

Determined to save her dying father, a girl sets out on a dangerous quest. She is watched by the ancient Green Man as he laments the impending death of nature from an ever rising tide of trash and a warming climate. Both are in a race against time but will either be able to stop Death's relentless stride?


This rite of passage fable unfolds through a series of narrative poetry and verse with a stark ecological warning for the survival of our planet.

A dark fable, suitable for ages from ten and above.

 
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A green song for our litter-laden planet. This poetic fable is for anyone who loves a dark tale of storm ravaged ravens, lascivious wolves, sly selkies and other mythical beasts.


The books are sustainably printed with the safety of the planet in mind. 


"Haunting, evocative and beautifully illustrated..."

"... if you want to get rid of the psychic detritus of modern life, this is dental floss for the mind and soul." - Irvine Welsh

Available to order HERE In both hardcover and paperback

 
 

The Raven Queen

"Black rag cloud descends, cawing, swirling,

  feathers thudding air,

Sharp beaks and eyes in oil-slick black, alert and

  poised,

As from their midst, the dark queen rises."

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Ailsa Craig: The lair of 'The
Beast Who Seldom Sleeps'

Ailsa Craig, a small island off the west coast of Scotland, was the inspiration for The Beast -
'Six eyes, three mouths, with razor teeth, and a wound that never heals...'
The dragon is ready to scorch the earth in the wake of man's selfish destruction of the natural world. 
The island is the only place where the green/blue granite for Olympic curling stones can be found.

"Scorched stones and bones, and grey flecked ash scatter the forsaken barren beach,
While lead-lined clouds scurry to shroud sun's weakening winter's reach,
A sly glint of sharpened razor tooth glimmers deep in dank, dark jaws, 
As silent ripple through green granite rock, 
Betrays skin, aged and fire forged..."