Books

 

Land of the Twilight Mist

By Carol Weakland

A modern day fantasy novel

Land of the Twilight Mist 

This novel focuses on a group of earthbound angels that have been imprisoned by a demon’s curse in a dimension that opens only at night.  Young Diana Sherwood may be the key to their release — if only she is brave enough to claim her destiny.  Is she the guardian foretold in legend who will free the angels, help them battle the deadly demon, Bran?

This is a contemporary fantasy, a coming of age/quest novel written for ages ten years and up — that questions what you believe about eternity.

Land of the Twilight Mist may be ordered at Amazon.com in paperback or on kindle

or through Carol’s e-store:https://www.createspace.com/3698274

Land of the Twilight Mist may also be purchased at any of Carol’s book signing events or call 330 782-4322

 

 Listen in to a recording of my radio interview with the fabulous Melinda Carver, Positive Perspectives.  We speak of the writing and conception of  “Morgen” 

 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/positiveperspectives/2012/11/19/positive-perspectives-morgen-of-avalon–carol-weakland

 

Morgen of Avalon: Dreamspell.

A new novel written by Carol Weakland

https://www.createspace.com/3500868

 

“Weakland is a talented writer…(who) admirably weaves pacifistic themes in a novel thrawt with war.”  Foreword Clarion Review

 Forget everything you knew about Morgan Le Fay and enter the world of Morgen of Avalon. 

 Dreamspell: 

She was King Arthur’s healer, his love, the Faerie Queen destined to help him evoke peace throughout war torn Britannia. And so Avalon’s brightest hope became human.  
Mortality proves a double-edged sword that dulls Morgen’s memories, especially when fate separates her from Arthur at birth. Magical in every sense of the word, the new found princess so irritates High King Uther Pendragon that he imprisons her in a nunnery where she forgets her purpose — even her connection to Arthur. What can she have in common with a brother who instigates bloodshed every time he enters a battlefield? How can they share the same peaceful goals? Darkness clouds all perception until Merlin, a mysterious enchanter, captures Morgen’s affections. This arch mage holds the key to uniting warrior and fairy, if he ignores the secret longings of his own heart. Passion and prophecy consume Morgen as she finds herself torn between two vastly different men while the battle for Britannia increases its fury.  

Morgen of Avalon: Dreamspell is the first in a series of majestic romantic fantasy novels written by Carol Weakland as star crossed lovers instead of the adversaries so often represented in text. Set admist the backdrop of King Arthur’s turbulent rise to power, it boasts a healthy dose of magic, mystery and action-adventure with the final battle of Badon Hill determining the fate of Briton and Saxon alike.  Will the power of pure love redeem all? 

 

Available in paperback or kindle e-book at Amazon.com or visit my e-store:

https://www.createspace.com/3500868

              

 

“The Arthurian Trilogy”

This is a series of plays that focus on the legacy of King Arthur. Filled with a healthy dose of magic, mystery, romance and good old fashioned swordplay, each segment of “The Arthurian Trilogy” can either be performed on consecutive nights or stand alone.

 Part One:

“Arthur and Merlin: The Making of a King” 

Available on Amazon.com

In part one King Arthur has been taken to Avalon after the battle of Camlann. As the play opens, Morgen, the enchantress, struggles to heal his wounds. Unable to stop his rapid deterioration, she conjures a spell that casts Arthur into the world of dreams. There, he will reside, until Morgen finds the means to heal him. This dreamspell involves weaving the images of Arthur’s life around him. This enables both Arthur and Merlin to live again through the vision. In the first act the young Arthur meets Merlin and begins a daily ritual of study in the art of life. Although Arthur has no idea why he is being trained by the enchanter, he accepts the knowledge with great enthusiasm. Unfortunately teacher and student are often interrupted by a variety of people including Arthur’s foster brother Cai, his friend Bedivere, and two petty kings, Lot and Urien, who seek the life of an unnamed foundling. Merlin makes certain that Arthur is spirited away each time these dangerous men arrive. Finally Arthur learns the truth about his true heritage when his father, the dying King Uther, calls him to court. Poisoned by the lacivious Morgause, Uther proclaims Arthur his heir, but not before Lot and Urien mount a full scale insurrection that threatens not only Arthur and his family but the whole of Britannia. This play has an estimated running time of two hours

 

 

 

 

12 replies on “Books”

  1. Sarieta Brummit Cruise says:

    loved this book!!!!! can not wait for the next one!!!!!

  2. Cheryl Asente says:

    Hi Carol, I just want to let you know I just finished reading Morgen of Avalon: Dreamspell, and I can’t wait until you publish the sequel. It was mesmerizing

  3. Teddi Ingram says:

    Same here! Can’t wait for the sequel! ♥

  4. Deanna Nicole D'Egidio says:

    Dearest Carol, I just wanted to tell you that MWF I have a desk shift to work 8am-10am. It is one of the slowest shifts ever and nothing ever happens at all. Basically it is boring. Every shift for the past 2 weeks all I do is read your book. Thank you for writing such an amazing story! ♥

  5. And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him but the king knew her not.

  6. Dr. Thomas Copeland says:

    Weakland’s art requires the reader to break free of mundane certitudes and to surrender not only to her mythic vision but to her intoxication with language; her lavish prose reminds one of an illuminated manuscript.

  7. April Dickinson says:

    I got a signed copy of Morgan Of Avalon from the medievial Fair while it was in Oklahoma and I just finished it the other day. I had to come here and tell you how amazing I found it, I read it in one day because I simply couldn’t put it down and now I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. Thank you for such an enchanting tale I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday gift than your book.

  8. yediiklim says:

    You could definitely see your skills within the paintings you write. The sector hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. All the time follow your heart.

  9. Hello. magnificent job. I did not expect this. This is a fantastic story. Thanks!

  10. caveatee says:

    A+ would read again

  11. August Hunt says:

    Review for Carol Weakland’s Morgen of Avalon: Dreamspell

    The first thing I noticed about Ms. Weakland’s Arthurian-themed novel is the quality of the writing. It seemed to me the author MUST be British, for she uses the English language more beautifully than one usually finds to be the case with Americans. If not British, surely she has long read – and treasured – the classics of English literature.

    Being an Arthurian enthusiast and independent scholar, I naturally would have approached the story of Morgen le Fay differently. However, the most marvelous quality of the Matter of Britain is its infinite capacity for reinterpretation. Ms. Weakland tackles Morgen from a woman’s perspective, of course. However, she does so in a unique way, managing to avoid some of the pitfalls of her predecessors. You will not find in her pages the strident (and woefully misdirected) feminism of, say, Zimmer-Bradley. Nor will you find excessive sentimentality, even though, technically, Dreamspell could be categorized as a historical romance/fantasy.

    What you will encounter is a keen imagining and poetic invocation of the earth and goddess-centered magic that is at the center of the protagonist’s universe. It is difficult, perhaps impossible, for most of us living in the modern, mundane world to conceive of a time and place where everything was potently sacred. Equally as alien to us now is the concept of divine kingship and its relationship to the prosperity – indeed, to the very continuation – of the land and its myriad forms of life. Weakland does an admirable job of helping us to rediscover this lost world of enchantment and the important personages who cast their spell over it and thus become the stuff of dream. Her Morgen – and her Arthur – may not be “real” people, but in every way that matters, they transcend the strictures of reality and remind us that once upon a time, certain special individuals could achieve something beyond specious immortality and give birth to legends. Such individuals had vitally important destinies to fulfill, and despite the vagaries of the human heart, they ultimately remain true to their lofty ideals. Compared to them, our modern leaders are Hollow Men, their headpieces filled with straw.

    I highly recommend Ms. Weakland’s novel, and look forward to successive volumes in the series.

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