Poem And Plot

Succumbing to temptation, a small group of conspirators scheme to procure a sacred Celtic site by eliminating all obstacles—including the Celtic stewards. This is one of several twisting plot lines in The Corpsemakers, the WIP manuscript for the second book in the Runevision Mystery series.

Just as in the first book, The Mystery Of The Death Hearth, each chapter is preceded by a poem or short narrative setting the mood and tone. Here’s one:

Oh, Greed, so obvious your smile;

Want and Desire so blatant.

Reveal your Lust for material gain,

Of Profit and minted coin.

Omitting Oaths you have foresworn

As the pucker of your Aspirations

Lead you into Darker stations.

10 thoughts on “Poem And Plot

  1. I loved all the poems in the first book. After I’d read the whole story I found myself going back and browsing the poems again. There were several “Aha!” moments as I re-read the poems and thought about the chapter and events that followed.

    I’m definitely adding your book #2 to my Want to Read list!

  2. Hi Jack. Your poem is beautifully and elegantly written. I’m very impressed with your writing and have just downloaded the Kindle edition of ‘Mystery of the Death Hearth’ from Amazon.co.uk. I’ll start on it as soon as I’ve finished the book I’m reading at present. 🙂

      • I’m sure I will. I love Celtic stories. I was considering doing a single book about the Druids on the Island of Mon at the time of the Romans once I finish my Viking trilogy. I did a FF a few weeks ago called Druid Path and it seemed like a good idea to extend it into a book at the time. Haha. I’ll probably change my mind later on – I know what I’m like! Have a great evening, Jack. Millie. 🙂

      • Thanks, Millie. I have your book Shadow Of The Raven in queue for a read. Hope to get to it soon. I would be very interested in reading a book about the Druids on the island of Mon so I do hope you do make that happen! Best to you, Millie. -Jack

      • I need to do a lot of research before I dive into that. I ‘m nowhere near as knowledgeable as you are on the Celts! The touble is, I love research so much I’m likely to spend the next five years over it, visiting every possible Celtic site known to man! I’ve not long started my third book, so that’s going to take a while, too. I love writing, as I’m sure you do, so it’s good to have found someone with similar tastes in books. I’m totally stuck in the past. Thank you for your lovely comments, Jack. I’ll be sure to review your book, when I’ve read it. 🙂

      • Thank you, Millie. I would welcome a review if you are so inclined; but please do not feel obligated. My only hope is you enjoy it. I’m with you on the research; always enjoy learning new and interesting things especially if it involves history and those who have walked this earth before us. You can paint me a bit jealous that you can visit Celtic sites in person when all I can do is read about them, enjoy their pictures, and marvel at their past. I just discovered from your bio that we share a little bit more in common than writing, history, Celts, British Isles and Vikings: baking! For me it is mostly breads to have with tea.

      • Hi Jack. I’ve just accepted your friend request on Goodreads. I’ve only been on the site sice August, when someone put a review of my book on it. I really don’t use it effectively enough. I haven’t reviewed anything for a while (because I spend so much time writing FF on WP – which I’ll really have to cut down on soon!) Anyway, I will be reviewing your book – because I want to. It’s so important to do so, I think. I’m sure I’ll love it. 🙂
        Yes I love baking – anything from pastries and cakes to bread and scones. I’ve had little time to do much of that lately, as well! Funnily enough, there are lots of things I like doing that I don’t have time for at the moment.
        I suppose I am lucky to be able to visit so many ancient sites. I really do love Celtic history and have been to Mon/Anglesey many times.
        Sorry about rambling here. I just thought I’d get in about Goodreads while I had the chance. 🙂

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