“Janet Doyle has created a wholly convincing fantasy world.” Bendigo Weekly.
In the year 1379 Guido Gaimistus, a Roman priest, flees to the desert town of Ladjahkion, where invisible scarlet birds live in the great towers and legend is that new lives may be found there. Guido meets opportunity as healer to Shiraz Riceeye the Esteemed Grain Keeper, becomes teacher to Seddisp, the GrainKeeper’s son, and falls into the middle of a mystery involving a small blue jar and the anger of the trader Salied-ah-Ben-Droolitz. Guido’s new life, lived under the name Giamisstish, is threatened by a young newcomer to Ladjahkion, and a thin woman struggling across the desert.
When Guido Fell is historical fantasy, laced with humour and wisdom. It is about re-invention, the utterly improbable, and the cultural landscape of individual perception.
When Guido Fell is available at:
- Readings Carlton
- Readings Hawthorn
- Fairfield Books
- Dymocks Bendigo
- Stoneman’s Bookroom, Castlemaine
- Eltham BookShop
- Grand Bookroom, Maldon
- Dymocks, Camberwell