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On the Edge of Wild Water - James Morgan-Jones

On the Edge of Wild Water - James Morgan-Jones

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Deep-seated family tensions collide with the supernatural and historic tragedy in this spellbinding and highly visualised novel, the first in the Glasswater Quintet. In extremis, the future will feed on the past... Bethan is in the grip of a serious eating disorder. Taken to her late grandmother’s cottage in West Wales in a last-ditch attempt to tackle her illness, there she is beset by unsettling visions. History and place exert a powerful hold on her fragile sense of self. Driven on by the revelations of a Victorian minister’s journal, her vivid psychic connection with a troubled boy and the ambivalent, enigmatic sway of the visitant Lydia, Bethan is plunged into a one hundred and sixty year-old tragedy as the material world and the voices of the dead collide. The force of a past not yet assuaged is unleashed, compelling Bethan and her parents to confront a seemingly unstoppable catastrophe of their own.

  • Author Bio

    I was born and brought up on the borders of East London and Essex (UK). My mother was Welsh, my father from the East End of London. Originally, I trained as a professional actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and worked for several years in the theatre. However, after a serious accident, I retrained as a feline behaviourist and now live in West Wales. Having penned stories from my teenage years, I began writing seriously in 2008 after gaining an MA with Distinction from Trinity Saint David University. I’m currently working on ‘The Glasswater Quintet’, a series of novels; the first in the sequence – ‘On the Edge of Wild Water’, originally published by Wordcatcher – appeared in the summer of 2017. Its sequel, ‘The Glass Citadel’, followed in the autumn of that year. The third instalment – ‘The Stone Forest’ was published in November 2018. In November 2020, the penultimate book in the sequence – ‘Eye of the Rushes’ – was released. The series’ final novel, ‘The Ice Chandelier’, is currently underway. I am also a writer of short stories and poetry and a dramatist.

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