In my latest lockdown reading, I was prompted by hearing the first cuckoo of the year up on the moors a week or two ago to share with you a scene from my work-in-progress ‘King in Waiting’, the third book of the series The Order of the White Boar.
The scene was inspired by a previous walk on the same moor a year ago, when a cuckoo appeared to be leading me – or was I pursuing it? Either way, it kept popping up ahead of me for the best part of an hour – or at least its call did, and occasionally it fluttered into view, before flying off into the distance…
As with last week’s reading, if you haven’t read The King’s Man, there is the possibility of *spoilers*…
The previous reading from Chapter 1 of ‘King in Waiting’ can still be found at:
and the two readings from The Order of the White Boar, Chapter 1 at:
Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King Richard III for children aged 10+, The Order of the White Boar and The King’s Man, and editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by the king, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK).
Alex’s books can be found on Amazon at:
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