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About Raymond Walker
Raymond Walker Is the award winning author of Seventeen novels, many compendiums of short stories and two books of poetry (though he hates to admit to them).
He is a guitar player, songwriter, father (of two cool kids), an occasional philosopher, political thinker, aesthete and imagine-er of the ethereal and unusual.
An all round good guy (or so he tells me), perhaps he forgets that I have read his books.
Raymond was born in 1962 and raised in Argyll, Scotland, before moving to Edinburgh to attend university.
His love of the countryside, forests, mountains and relics of his native Scotland are reflected deeply in his writing. His tales echo the dark past, the history, the unknown places and wonders of Scotland at the point where reality dips into fantasy until nothing is quite as it seems.
Raymond lives in Prestwick, Ayrshire with his beautiful wife, his inflated ego and his man shed.
Not one to be pigeon-holed, Mr Walker's books range from Romances and Ghost stories to Historical fiction and fantasy.
The winner of several writing competitions, Raymond's books have received critical acclaim worldwide. His novel, "He, who is Lost" wowed readers and critics alike gaining him a new legion of fans and "Trow" saw him move into new territory.
He is working on two new Books. "The Dark Kind" the sequel to the hugely successful "He, who is Lost" as well as the long awaited compendium of short tales, "Hiding from the Light" a collection of Gothic Tales.
Raymond Walker's novels;
He, who is Lost.
Nut Brown Eyes.
A Pale Shadow Creeps
The Secret Inside
The Miscast Fate
Kilmartin (omnibus edition)
Nut Brown Eyes (commemorative edition)
The River Girls Torment.
My Peculiar Guinevere.
The Quiet Snow.
She Wept Black Tears.
The Sad Demise of Raymond Walker
Over The Tears of the Fallen.
The Fisherman's Lament.
Short story collections;
Hiding from the light.
Tales from this Northern Land
A River of Tears
Moonchild and other Tales
The Crow's Feather.
Life, Love and Death.
Walking the Crow Road.
The Miscast Fate.
Buy this book but buy a box of tissues at the same time, I cried from the very start to the surprising end.
Marcie Gray "New Romance" Lives up to all the hype. I have never been moved so much by a short book in my life.
Marion Keyes. The true soul of romance, perfect in every way. Jojo Moyes.
"The Fisherman's Lament", took only an hour or so to read and that is my only complaint. I wished it would go on forever.
A wonderful short novel. Margaret Atwood.
The night darkens and Rob should seek the light but walks through the dark of the forest. The waves crash upon the beach furiously and so Rob should avoid them but still heads down to the shore, Rob meets a strange creature and should run away but he sits with her and listens.
Sometimes it is better not to listen, to avoid seeing, to not notice but Rob has already noticed and Listened. His fate is set.
A tale of mystery and imagination, a fantasy by Raymond Walker author of "The Secret Inside" and "He, who is Lost"
Add to this dark tale four others. The award winning "The strange tale of the Crows Feather" Where the darkest of portents are found to be true, "Wisdom Lies in Adaptability" the darkest of fables and the multi award winning "Picture on the wall" a ghostly tale of no mean stature. Raymond Walker is the, author of "The Secret Inside" , "The River Girls Torment" and "He, who is Lost"
refuge in the arms of a hill walker, or so it seems to the casual
observer. A River Sprite seeks solace in the arms of a human,
as her world is disappearing. A moon child creeps from her Holt
beneath an ancient tree, scenting the night airs, and is enveloped in
the world of humans. The man who fell in love with death, who no
longer wishes to live but cannot die tells his tale. Goats that debate in
shady glens at night discuss revolution, Wolves that are men and
men who are wolves wonder of their purpose in life. True love
remains eternal in the worthiest of sad tales.
These new Faerie and folk tales, of Scotland, from the pen of
Raymond Walker, Author of “A River of Tears” and
“The Secret Inside” embody the living soul of Scots folk and
Enchanting, beautiful, haunting and timeless. Never have I
read of such beauty so often as I have here.
The innocence reverberates in every story.
Rob Anderson. Author of “Elizabeth"
Its tomb of stones and broken bones; It rises into the cold and forsaken night. This shade, has a dire purpose. For it to live again its place must be taken beneath The Cairn from which it rose.
Whosoever wakened it or one of their choices shall take its place beneath the wet sod of the Argyll hills.
Rob is too busy enjoying his new home. He worries about the novel that he needs to write, the money he needs to earn and the new love that he has found. Threats from shades, shadows or wraiths are not something he takes seriously.
But he should.
Raymond walker again jumps genres with ease creating a very current ghost story with a rather Faustian feel. A romance that will leave you spellbound whilst darkness falls and shadows haunt ancient Scotland, Its standing stones cairns and sepulchres.
Rob thinks about love and life and money and never worries about the scratching at the door, the howling in the night and the very strange dreams he has been having.
But he should.
Maeve finds that her new love, Rob, believes in Faerie Tales and he has lied to her, the rain keeps falling, the mist draws near, old ghosts haunt her nights, and Maeve has to stay in the light or she will be lost forever.
A Faerie Tale, A Gothic Romance, A dark Fantasy, A modern horror, A dark vision of the past, who could classify this book? Transcending genres, blurring lines and redefining the nature of the fantasy tale. It is time to delve into the mercurial mind of Raymond Walker, it is time to reconsider Romantic Fantasy as an art in it's purest form. Blown away.
Aldrich Kenny. Author of the "The Leaves in Poland"
I found this book both strange and beautiful, the odd, one sided, romance attracted my attention as it would for any woman, the almost magical replacement of a terrible man with another that seems perfect. How often have we girls hoped for that?
And so there appears before us, a wonderful man, thoughtful and considerate.
A man who is swept away from us even before we truly know him, leaving only a memory of his love.
"He. Who is lost" is a page turner that captured me instantly, I lived with Maeve through the story.
Despite his clumsy attempts at sorcery something has broken through the veil that separates this world from the next and it needs to feed.
This classic novella from the pen of Raymond Walker and reminiscent of the tales of Lovecraft, Elliot and James is printed here in its original form for the first time.