Monthly Archives: July 2009

Visit to East Linton library

We’ll be at East Linton library to talk about Scordril on Wednesday next week – 29th July. This is part of the Quest activities lined up in many libraries this summer.

If you’re in the area and want to register, you may be lucky and find there are a few spaces left. Give Carol Hastie a ring on 01620 860015 and ask her.

If you’re interested to know how Farlkris is going, we’re really happy to say that the designers are working on it now. Should be out well before Christmas. This one is set in the present time in Musselburgh. We’ll keep you informed of progress. We can’t wait to get our hands on it ourselves – we just love books!

See you there!

How about this then?

I was lying in bed last night, not quite asleep, when I thought of Scordril. Sad, I know. Can’t even forget him at night!

But while Scordril was probably lying round the fire in the Great Hall at Musselburgh thinking about Njortin and his friends at Traprain Law, I invented an acrostic or two. That’s a poem where the main word goes down the side and each line starts with one letter of it.

Like this – with the word “dragon”:

Dangerous spells around the hill
Roaming cannot happen
Ask their kin what happened here – a
Grid that no one sees?
Only with ancient magic can
Njortin’s layr be free.

And then I thought of Morris and how scary it might be to meet up with a real dragon when you thought you were camping safely next to a nice climbable hill:

Might have seen a dragon
Or maybe imagined one? But
Roderick is Scordril – scary!
Resist the fear and lend the shard.
Instant friend of dragonkind and
Special talisman!

Anyone got one for Scordril himself? I’ll be having a think!

Very shortly we’re going to bring the main website over to this blog so you can have all the Scordril stuff in one place. Book 2, Farlkris, will be here too when that happens. We’ll let you know when.