Murder, mystery and magic: a satirical journey into the occult.
Lust, mushrooms and the quest for immortality: meet Gwydion Turner, an inept, portentous, psychedelic demon raiser; a wannabe Crowley in crushed velvet. From Haight-Ashbury to Glastonbury, this eccentric figure has been known by many, but understood by few; just who, or what, is he? Is he a fraudster, or a sage? It’s for you to decide.
The people of Glastonbury know only so much, although to them he is but one of any number of unconventional characters who grace the streets of their town. For the best part of the preceding decade, he has devoted himself to the ‘Great Work’, which he now believes himself to be upon the brink of realising; an esoteric activity that many, if not most, would regard as lying beyond the bounds of sanity.
One night in September 1985, his partial disclosure of the nature of his occult obsession reveals him to be far from the harmless buffoon that people had supposed. There is, it seems, a whiff of death about the man.
A standalone novella in the West Country Tales series. Available free to download for Kindle Unlimited subscribers, otherwise for £1.99/$2.99 or local equivalent. To preview, or purchase a copy from Amazon, please click either here, or on the cover image above. Also available as part of Anthology: Wry Out West, alongside four other tales as a Kindle ebook, or as a paperback.