Stone un-scorched by sun.
Stone unscored by sword.
Discovered by no man,
as the waning moon runs…
Disturbed by none.
The death-wave overcame my beloved
when the tholes in the drill-tired mast-top broke!
The warlord sweeps the land of the living
as fish swim with the stream
and birds in the face of terror, scream.
A charm against trespass.
Lands of Exile:
KITH ‘N’ KIN
Stuart France & Sue Vincent
The Beeley Stone, ‘liberated’ from the churchyard at Bakewell, stands proudly in the centre of its village green once more. While the locals enjoy the fruits of its restoration, Ben, who had led the daring raid against authority, still languishes in jail.
Don and Wen, arrested and released without explanation in Ireland, now plot an erratic course through the wild places of Wales, while Jaw-Dark and Kraas, seeking the legendary stone of Fergus Mac Roy, have been separated in the most uncanny of circumstances…
As the darkness closes around them, the Black Shade haunts the moors above Beeley and, in the shadowy rooms of the old tower, an ancient and even stranger story begins to unfold…