I am reading a book at the Moment by Elizabeth Chadwick, called Daughters of the Grail
This is a sort of mystical love story set in the 12th Century between Law Lords at War in France and the Cathars, with a spot of Knights Templar bunged in for good measure.
It is a riveting read and I would recommend it, lots of interwoven plot details, good, clean sharp characters drawn on a landscape which is so captivatingly depicted I feel myself almost drawn there. I certainly wouldn’t mind living in some of the quieter areas – in between the bouts of fighting.
Anyway – that is the reason I woke up at 3am to read for four hours, and why at 8pm this evening I feel like death warmed up !
Where was I?
Okay, so now I am nearing the end of the book, I decided to research the next book, so I have one to go onto (I like reading Elizabeth’s work in the correct sequence, as some of the characters tend to re-emerge – even though this is a standalone one – don’t want to take a chance !)
So having ended up at Elizabeth’s website, I find she has a blog where she posts details of the Soundtracks to her novels. I do this as well – soundtracks whilst I write, not blog about them !! and in there I randomly found The Family – The Weaver’s Answer.
It was too early for me – even though I was 10 and into singing and creating music – it wasn’t the kind of stuff I would have been able to access.
But the lyrics – and the rawness of the music – links in with something I am writing now….
Funny how fate takes a hand – inspiration really is everywhere.