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Got the collection? Completed the journey?

Josepth Campbell was a mythologist/anthropologist who studied the storytelling norms and rituals of indigenous people from countries around the globe. He was interested in analysing the patterns in those stories as he passionately believed that, regardless of where the stories originated from, however remote or isolated, they would have much in common.

One of the concepts stemming from his life’s work is the notion of the hero’s journey. We can trace this from ancient stories right the way through to today’s Disney blockbusters and it tells of an evryperson, an ordinary member of the common community who faces an exceptional challenge on behalf of that community, undergoes a series of trials, encountering all sorts of archetypal characters on the way, and eventually overcomes them in order to return with learning and wisodm.

The hero’s journey is at the core of the Changeling Saga. It is most evident in the first book, Legend of the Lost and builds through all three books.

As we all emerge from a global pandemic together, much as the Savage family emerge from the fog of a plague of dark magic, we must all realise that we are changed. We can never be the same. We have all given up the life we had and, with the benefit of fresh knowedge, a gift or curse, must now face the lives we were fated for.

How is this post pandemic life shaping up for you and your family? Well, you could do worse than embark upon your jurney in the company of a family of allies who are heroes too, but bring learnings and llies from all three realms!

Why not pick up copies of the complete first edition set today?

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Cover Reveal: Book III in The Changeling Saga

Excited to announce that Return of the Changeling, the third book in The Chageling Saga, hit the literal and virtual shelves late this Summer. And the reviews are amazing……

The global pandemic ironically allowed for some focused time to complete the editing process in record time, ironic given the series has a dark magick pandemic as one of the core themes that run through the series.

The cover design is wonderfully consistent with the dystopian but strangely empowering feel of the Green Cat collaborations. It could well be our favourite to date and also marks the launch of a special box set edition in time for the festive market at the year end.

There are plot twists and turns aplenty in this chapter in the lives of the Trelgathwin or Savage family as they just can’t shake the cold claw of malice that follows in the wake of the shadows of the past as they creep ever closer to destiny, somewhere at the meeting of the old world and the new.

Will your favourite chracters battle on? Who will join them? More importantly, what fresh horrors await in the wilderness of British Columbia and Cornish shores?

Grab your personal limited edition copies, enquire about special edition, illustrated boxed sets and catch up on the series by contacting Lisa at Green Cat direct, or dropping the team a line via this platform for exclusive signed material. As ever, it’s going to be quite the thrill-seeking ride for the young at heart of all ages and there will be a limited edition first run for the lucky few,

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Ends of the Earth: Review by The Brick Castle

We are very pleased to receive another review from the lovely Mumsnet influencers, the Brick Castle team.

The Changeling trilogy was written for the enjoyment of the whole family, so we really value the perspective of our family reviewers, especially those with the proven pedigree of Jenny and her children. This is probably the key passge:

The author is brilliant at creating a scene, so the backdrops and imagery come really easily, and you can picture the action playing out in front of you. It all seems very plausible, and the unusual in everyday life is woven into the story, so you can almost believe these characters do exist. Although you can read Ends Of The Earth as a standalone tale, you will benefit from reading the first book in the Changeling Series, Legend Of The Lost, which we reviewed last year. 

A great story, with two very clear and dramatic backdrops and storylines running in tandem. Ideal for younger readers who want something with a bit of depth, mystery and fantasy, but with modern day characters, who are still very much like them

Thank you Jenny. Please do look up the Brick Castle for all things family and lots of book and toy reviews.

The publishers, Green Cat, are currently offering all sorts of special offers and discounts on children’s and other book genres. Pop by their shop.

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Exciting News: the sequel launches

Ends of the Earth, the second book in the changeling saga and the sequel to Legend of the Lost launches this weekend.

An exciting new partnership with independent publisher Green Cat , based in Derbyshire (which also happens to be the source of many of the names of the characters in Legend of the Lost), has meant that we have printed the second run of Legend of the Lost (revised edition) and have signed to complete the first three books.

As you can see, the iconic purple of Book 1 gives way to this firebrand gold design reflecting the ongoing struggles of the ancient Cornish Trelgathwin family as they battle the physical and behavioural pandemic that threatens the family and all they hold dear.

Once again, the human, animal and Fae kingdoms entwine, however the settings expand, as the title implies, to exciting pastures new where a diverse array of new allies wait and evil takes on many different forms.

Hopefully this sequel will be as well recieved by multiple generations as Legend of the Lost has been.

Green Cat will be offering a range of bulk buying and other deals for those who would like to purchase both books in the new design or to catch up on the series to date. Do check in with them.

The entire series is now live on Amazon and all the usual outlets in hard and soft versions. And, signed and dedicated copies can be requested from Ian, by dropping us a line via the contact page.

Legend of the Lost book 1, The Ends of the Earth book II

Full Moon Transformation

Anyone who has driven to Cornwall should be familiar with the “nearly there” or, as Legend of the Lost fans know them, “sentinel trees” that stand on a hill guarding the way. Well, this October full moon they have had a dramatic make-over. And Legend of the Lost has transformed too.

An exciting new partnership with Green Cat Publishing sees the iconic purple cover evolve into a more chilling depiction to bring out the drama in the magical adventure, just as those atmospheric red lights suggest that there’s more in the Seintinel Trees than a warm welcome. Please do drop by and check it out.

It’s fitting that this development in the evolution of the story of the changeling children comes on a spectacular new moon’s night. We’re sure the werebeasts will approve. And if you are heading to Cornwall, watch out for those trees. They’re apparently lit in solidarity with the people impacted by the pandemic.

But we know the real reason…….right?

Anyone still wanting a signed copy of the special first edition version of Legend of the Lost can try messaging Ian direct and he’ll be glad to sign one for you while limited stock lasts. But there aren’t many left…