Thursday, 7 April 2016


"For he comes the human child, to the waters and the wild, with a faery, hand in hand, from a world more full of weeping than he can understand." – 'The Stolen Child' by W.B. Yeats

The Wilds
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The Fae are a well-known mythological presence who have been referenced in thousands of poems, books, songs and films, over the centuries. They are as mysterious as they are elusive. My Contemporary Fantasy series, The Borderlands, features them ... well, in a way. Spoilers are ahead.

The Borderlands has its own kind of Fae
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The Borderlands is made up of a society of people that some would call Fae, or Seelie, or something like that. They are a magical race who are capable of enchantments on such a grand scale that the most powerful among them could enchant the entire planet of Earth ... if they chose to, and some of them do ...

Elfin-like people dominate the populace in the Borderlands, but dwarfs and 'round ear's also make up the population.
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While 'Fae' is not a word used commonly in 'The Borderlands' trilogy, the people who dwell there call themselves the simalrly aligned 'Seelie', and being set in Scotland, this makes sense. The Seelie in 'The Borderlands' is made up of three major races – the Earthens (those with round ears), the Dryadalins (those with pointed ears), and the Dwarvins (those who are ... well, short). Contrary to popular belief, not all of them are capable of powerful magicks. Most of them learn a trade in their native village or town within the Borderlands. Though some of them do indeed hold such power as to ensorcel a whole planet!

A kind a 'Fae' features in  The Borderlands (Book One): Journey

Do you have any question about the Fae/Seelie?

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