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Author Interview: Sarah Mussi, Here be Wizards

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Author Interview: Sarah Mussi, Here be Wizards

As the Snowdonia Chronicles are completed with the publication of Here be Wizards, we talked to Sarah Mussi about her inspirations for the series, Welsh mythology, and golems ...

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Author interview: Sarah Mussi, Here be Witches

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Ahead of the launch of Here be Witches, we caught up with Sarah Mussi to talk about the latest instalment in the Snowdonia Chronicles series.   1. Was there any such thing as a good witch in Welsh mythology or were powerful female figures usually treated with suspicion? Was it fun to write about two strong female characters leading the battles for good and evil? Interestingly in Wales witches were treated a lot less harshly than in the rest of the UK, and in certain places they were revered and honoured as wise women. Wizards too enjoyed the same good press! It...

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Sarah Mussi: In a land of myth

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Sarah Mussi: In a land of myth

In a land of myth, and a time of the magic…  brilliant opening words from BBC’s immortal series:MERLIN.   Once upon a time… classic line from every fairy story going…   What better way to start your story than with a time and a place?Once upon a time, in a land of myth, I set out to find the most inspirational time and place where I could tell a story that would touch every storytelling nerve I’d ever had. I didn’t have to go far. For me, born on the Cotswold hills, the mountains of North Wales are just a...

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