I’m reblogging this post to celebrate the paperback release of ‘Gateway to Magic’, the story of a gaming fanatic trapped in Fairyland where tech is banned by law. Read on and discover the dark and scary world encountered by the book’s 11-year-old hero!
Fairies are elemental in nature. Their moods change as rapidly as Welsh weather and are quickly forgotten. To humans, this can make them seem unstable and immoral. It’s almost like they’re playing with emotions, trying them on and discarding them when they get bored. They have a secret life, close to the essence of things; but on the surface their lives are like a game, even when they appear to be arguing amongst themselves.
Goblins are particularly unstable – think problem children with homicidal tendencies. They have a sick sense of humour and love black comedy, but manic giggling can turn to spiteful aggression in a split second. A human who strays into goblin territory will be lucky to come out alive.
Most of the time this behaviour is accepted as normal in Fairyland, part of the way things are. However, goblin mischief can sometimes reach a tipping point and…
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