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The Ravens of Falkeau and Other Stories

It's looking like the Numinous World mini-anthology may be published through Crossroad Press, who do the ebook editions of all the Stargate novels! That will be a super thing, as it will be available in many formats, including for Kindle, Kobe, Nook, iPad, pdf, and others! I'm very excited! I'm aiming for a May release, so not long to wait!

Meanwhile, to whet your appetite, a look at our main character, Gull/Lydias/Charmian, in 1203 AD...



It had been twenty years since Esclamonde had married someone else, twenty years since he had replied with a vow of perpetual celibacy, but Jauffre de Vallombreuse was still a handsome man. His neatly trimmed dark beard was threaded with silver now, accenting his temples where his hair swept back like the feathers of a hunting bird. His eyes did nothing to reduce that impression, raven dark under arching brows, with the fine clean lines of his face as beautiful as some ancient sculpture. He had stood, in Ascalon Outre Mer, for a sculptor who wanted his likeness for the Archangel Michael. He knew, without modesty, that it was entirely appropriate. He had thought the sculptor caught perfectly his long, swordsman's hands, and the touch of regret about the mouth. Clad in white samite, the cross formeé on his chest, a cloak of scarlet about him, Jauffre knew he looked every bit what he was, a Knight Commander of the Order of the Temple.

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shezan
Apr. 12th, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
Lovely!

Have found him, and a fellow Knight Hospitaller, on a stained glass window at Solihull:

jo_graham
Apr. 12th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
Oh that's LOVELY! The one on the left is definitely my Jauffre! That is absolutely him. Eyebrows and all!
shezan
Apr. 12th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
...Or he could be at the London Temple:

jo_graham
Apr. 12th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
Also lovely, but I think the guy above....

Lydias as a Templar!
paratti
Apr. 13th, 2011 08:17 am (UTC)
Excellent news:)
jo_graham
Apr. 13th, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm pretty psyched about it!
_illumina_
Apr. 13th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
Aw, poor ditched Lydias! Can't wait til May!
jo_graham
Apr. 13th, 2011 01:53 pm (UTC)
And of course his response to being turned down is a lifelong vow of celibacy! :) A different sort of priest than Gull in a different time.
_illumina_
Apr. 13th, 2011 02:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he just had to be the melodramatic "I will never love again" type!


jo_graham
Apr. 13th, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
Very much so!
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