I am an unabashedly adoring and devoted reader and fan of Irish author Frank Delaney. I recently read and reviewed his novel Tipperary, and I am currently enjoying The Last Storyteller, the last book in his Venetia Kelly trilogy.
Delaney has a new project called “Storytellers:”
What do one-legged crows, space trains that traverse a sky colored “between navy blue and royal,” and huge smiling Unicorns – all have in common?
They all make appearances in Delaney’s latest project, a series of e-books called “Frank Delaney Storytellers.” And they’re all part and parcel of the fabric of modern myth, invented in homage to a particular ancient discipline: that of the itinerant storyteller, who drew upon fantastic leaps of the imagination, actual history of local lands, and a trove of national mythology. The Storyteller’s mission reminded his countrymen of their own past, recycled their traditions and created great entertainment in the doing.
You can get a taste of the magical, lyrical world of Frank Delaney’s writing for free for the next two days. The first two stories in the “Storytellers” series are currently available free for Kindle readers (and you can download a free Kindle app for your computer or iPod or iPhone): The Druid and The Girl Who Lived on the Moon. Each story also includes the first chapter of The Last Storyteller.