Borderland

Ioan Kendall lives in the district of Kylemore on the Welsh Borders. It is an isolated and ancient place, full of myths and legends that sit uneasily with the trappings of the present day. Kylemore’s inhabitants are a mixture of the practical, no-nonsense English and their more rustic, superstitious Welsh neighbours. Ioan is a mixture of both, having a Welsh mother, who hails from a long line of wise women of the Black Mountains, and an English father who has the blood of barbaric Anglo-Saxon invaders running through his veins. From the day he was born, on a night of signs and portents, Ioan has always taken more after his mother’s people, being introverted, thoughtful and having a deep connection with the land. As such this makes him very different from his peers at school, who are much more into the material trappings of the modern world than he is. Ioan’s closest friend is in fact an old man, Dewidd, who is known locally as a wanderer and a storyteller who has more or less always been around. At weekends, in the holidays and after school, Ioan often wanders the strange hills and woodlands of Kylemore, sometimes in Dewidd’s company but just as often by himself. It is there, one day, that he stumbles across the tragic tale of Blodwen and her doomed romance with Camlach, Lord of the Black Hills…

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Borderland

3 Responses to “Borderland”

  1. gracestories May 25, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    Have you ever read the story Epic by Eldridge? I think you might enjoy it very much!

    • ashsilverlock July 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

      I hadn’t but will look it up!

      • gracestories July 9, 2012 at 1:57 am #

        Great! Let me know what you think. 🙂 Happy writing! –Teej

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