Fairy Fiction Wins Independent Publishers of New England Book Award for Genre Fiction

"Do you believe in fairies? Clap if you believe....." -J.M.Barrie
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - April 25, 2014 - PRLog -- Framingham, MA, April 24th – The Bedwyr Press has won the Independent Publishers of New England Book Award for Genre Fiction for its debut publication, The Never King, by George Tyson. The Bedwyr Press was founded in 2013 by Diana Alexander and describes itself as “a little press devoted to all things Celtic, Faerie and Pagan.” It publishes fiction in the Fantasy genre with a Celtic twist.

The Never King, described by Kirkus Indie Reviews as a “clever, historically robust, fantasy journey” is a weaving of ancient legends and “other” worlds with a provocative vision of the fate of Great Britain and the other Western democracies. As such, the book combines the genres of fantasy and myth on the one hand and spy thriller and political conspiracy on the other. It also introduces a rather strange romance – the life-long love between Peter Quince, who is a Professor of Theology, and tiny Thistle who some say is a fairy. Along the way, the reader becomes immersed in Celtic superstition and folklore, obscure and beguiling Biblical myths, and of course the great Fairy Faith which is one of the world’s oldest and most enduring religions. The Never King is the first book in The Keeper of the Wood trilogy, with the second installment, The Gudemans Croft, due to be published in late 2014.

This is also the first novel for author George Tyson. A neurosurgeon by day, he got the idea for The Keeper of the Wood trilogy more than 30 years ago when he lived in England and frequently visited the locations featured in The Never King. As the book reflects, Tyson has a strong knowledge of British folklore and the ancient Celtic “Fairy Faith,” the vestiges of which can still be found in Christianity as well as many of today’s neo-pagan religions such as Wicca. Indeed, like Peter Quince, the narrator and hero of The Never King, Tyson collects important books on those subjects. He lives on Long Island with his wife and four black cats. Diana Alexander, his publisher, is his daughter.

George Tyson and Diana Alexander are available for interviews, appearances and book signings. Please contact diana@thebedwyrpress.com

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