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Merlin is my work in progress.

This 120 second video  of what “Merlin” is  was produced and directed by talented videographer, Jonny Jermyn. The whimsical music is provided by the  dark and dramatic Bernard Herrmann.

Winston Churchill once said,  “Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with,  it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.”

My virtual and social friends have asked me  to where I have disappeared.  I have been inconsistent with my blogging, and I mean no disrespect to my loyal  subscribers.  I have  been so out of the twitter, facebook, and instagram   scene,  I have received  urgent PMs from friends as to whether or not I am  still alive.

Thankfully,  I am. My absence has  largely been  due to the adventure  of which Churchill so eloquently speaks. I was hoping to have the Merlin novels wrapped up by now, but Merlin continues to be a  muse with many charms and much wisdom.

This Merlin is inspired by the works of Robert de Boron , a 13th  century French author. While de Boron’s work  remains significant  to the Arthurian Canon , Merlin’s  demonic conception and  his ties to  Joseph of Arimathea have never been realized in a fictional narrative. Two of de Boron’s greatest contributions to the Arthurian Canon – the Holy Grail and the Round Table have never been realized in a populist manner in the  way de Boron created them.

I wrote a draft of the  first book on Merlin  in ninety days and it was in good shape  and many concurred.  Two years and three editors later, the story  continues to amaze  in spite in now being a tyrant.

As Merlin is now sixteen hundred years old, I suppose two years is not much of anything :-).