The Messenger Misadventures: the Dylan, Deirdre and Dougall Collection is now published. You can find it on all your favourite online retailers. About Messenger Misadventures Four short stories (c 5,000 words each) for 8 years and upwards, set on the
The Messenger Misadventures has the subtitle ‘the Dylan, Deirdre and Dougall Collection’. So, apart from the introduction of Deirdre, fans of the Princelings of the North have seen most of these before. Introducing Deirdre Deidre was clearly needed to balance
A seasonal story in three parts. Start here or find Chapter 2 here… or read on! Chapter 3: An Engineered Solution The three persons went into the cave without noticing Dylan outside, but they soon noticed he wasn’t inside. Uncle
A seasonal story in three parts. Catch up on the first part here.
Chapter 2: Messages
Dougall shivered as they stood in the arena listening to the Laird of Haunn giving the traditional Solstice Speech of Renewal. Uncle Donal believed in using this occasion to ensure that everyone remembered their basic astronomy lessons, and had been known to point at someone and ask them to explain a finer point of planetary science. Haunn were hot on planetary science. There were lots of books on it in the library, and Donal received letters from people all the way from Castle Edin asking his advice and opinion on it.
Dougall became aware that everyone was looking at him. In silence. The smith’s daughters were trying not to giggle.
He looked at Uncle Hamish, who was looking mildly amused, but not unkindly so. He looked at Uncle Donal. Uncle Donal was waiting for a reply. Oh dear.