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Author has written 3 stories for Inuyasha.

Update, May 31, 2022.

I have not forgotten A Matter of Honour, and I truly appreciate the recent follows and favourites attached to the story. Family health issues dominated every spare minute for a few years, plus I was dealing with an extremely toxic situation at work. Finally got that sorted… and 2020 began. Essentially, folks, I make very strong associations between what is going on around me and what I am doing. All that negativity was affecting my approach to many things. I was not going to let it contaminate my writing. So, fan fiction was put on hiatus.

September 2022: And, we have lift off. The latest chapter serves as a recap but there are new elements. I’ll probably pare it down in the future once the need for a synopsis seems less necessary. Hope it appeals.

March 2023: Sorry, it’s been a while, I know. A new chapter is finally up after much delay, namely: work, Christmas, work, Covid, work, health scare, doctors appointments, more work. In the end, there was good news from the doctor, the dark nights of the soul ended and my muse came out of hiding. Hope the latest chapter appeals. :)


May 8, 2023 : A rambling, nerdy note (not required reading by any means, lol):

A disclaimer (of sorts) on 'real' Tuatha Dé Danann characters mentioned in A Matter of Honour.

I have long been fascinated with Irish stories and legends – especially the 'gods cycle' of mythology (the People of Danú are also seen as the old gods of Ireland – I have chosen not to bestow divinity upon them, however). It is the oldest of the four cycles of Irish myth and, in many ways, the most obscure. There have been different versions of the tales published over the centuries, no doubt based on how the stories were told in various parts of the country. This has resulted in a series of tales very open to interpretation if one wants to play in that universe.

Case in point: Many years ago, I read (more than once) American author Kenneth C. Flint's wonderful series of novels based on Irish myth: e.g the Tuatha Dé Danann, Fionn mac Cumhaill and Cú Chulainn. I don't know if those books are still in print. If you can track them down at a library, I highly recommend them as a 'fun' read. As I said, the sheer age of the Tuatha Dé Danann legends means that there is lots of room for interpretation, and Flint did a masterful job in creating his own universe with a very relatable cast of characters. In fact, he wrote an 'author's note' at the end of his Dé Danann trilogy, explaining the leeway he had had in creating his own version of the story of the Fomorian wars.

I must give credit to Mr. Flint. His books left a lasting impression. :D

You see, if anyone else who has read his books thinks that the 'real' De Dananns in my story are a bit familiar, well you're probably not wrong as the way they were portrayed by Flint has been forever imprinted upon me.

When I write about Dian Cecht, in my mind's eye I can only see him as a serious, brilliant physician – in legend, he is not always so benevolent. Similarly, I can't picture the Dagda (who has a huge 'god' portfolio: father figure, fertility, agriculture et. al.) as anything other than a fair and honest giant of a man, the Morrigan (goddess of war and death) as cold and distant and Bres (who was half-Fomorian and betrayed the Dé Dananns) as a self-serving manipulator.

As well, similarly to Flint, I prefer the version of the myth that implies that the Dé Dananns were born to humanity, then later became 'the Others' (as they are still called in Ireland even today). Really, it's a truly unique mythology that Ireland has because its 'gods' are portrayed as being very, very human. It caught my imagination… and ran away with it. :D And thus, we have Aine, Eadoin and Londubh… who are truly my own. To those who have expressed their affection for my 'OC's', my most sincere and humble thanks

Flint also wrote about 'pookas', by the way — but I worked very hard to come up with a different version of their history. As I remember, his pookas were a separate race from the Dé Dananns, although they had also undergone some sort of punishment — long before the Fomorian War, though. The Londubh's story, I hope, is unique. :) Ah, and (full disclosure) Flint also had a character called Aine in one of the series, but she was nothing like my Aine. Truthfully, I just liked the name (picked it, and Eadoin, out of an Irish baby name book) and so used it for my gentle healer. Later, I decided it was only logical that she would be a descendant of Dian Cecht's daughter, Airmid — who, by the way, was the 'goddess' of healing and medicinal herbs.

More on Irish myth: If you like the legends of Ireland and you enjoy listening to stories, may I recommend the Candlelit Tales Irish Mythology Podcast? Just search that name on your podcast provider and it should pop up. :)


A little bit about me... Since I have presumed to submit some reviews, I thought that it was only good manners not to remain completely anonymous.

I came across this web site by accident one day while searching for some information on an anime. I had never even heard of 'fan fiction' until that point. Started scanning some stories, and found a new source of entertainment...

I occasionally review what I read -- if time allows it. Rest assured, if I've at least put the story 'on alert', I like it, and a review will probably be in the offing someday. :) I only believe in giving constructive criticisms, but far prefer to give praise; I'm most critical of my own writing when all is said and done. Yep, I've actually submitted a couple of stories and have had a lot of fun playing in someone else's universe.

FanFiction Preferences: stories that stay in character. I'm most interested in reading fiction about anime (never outgrew my fondness for a well-done animation) and book characters. My most recent fascination? Phantom of the Opera. There are amazing authors writing in that category.

Personal information: Let's just say that I've been paying my own bills for a few years now. When I'm not at work, I am out in the garden or taking the dogs for a walk. I have several 'rescue' critters (dogs and cats) sharing my home. Fascinated by Irish history (also English and Scottish). Love many kinds of music, but I have a special fondness for traditional Irish.

The pen name is accurate. I read many kinds of fiction and non-fiction, and I'm a devoted fan of mediaeval murder mysteries in particular. I highly recommend Bernard Knight's Crowner John series. Other favourite authors include Michael Jecks (the Templar series), Candace Robb (Owen Archer series), Paul Doherty (of Hugh Corbett and Brother Athelstan fame) and Peter Tremayne (Sister Fidelma series -- set in 7th century Ireland, great historical detail). And, for those who might enjoy a ramble through ancient Rome coupled with dry humour, might I suggest Lindsey Davis? I also enjoy fantasy -- read Lord of the Rings long before the movie trilogy came out.

That should be enough rambling for now...

Best regards,

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A Matter of Honour reviews
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A Question of Faith reviews
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