Saturday, 26 March 2016

My new novel 'The Cry of the Sebac' has just been published on Amazon Kindle

It gives me great pleasure to announce that my new novel, 'The Cry of the Sebac', has just been published
on Amazon Kindle.

I am the Sebac Gaoth,
the Hawk on the Wind,
one who has lived beyond memory.
I have listened to the tune of the earth
since before time began
but the music of the world grows sad.

A 12-year-old boy called Fintan meets a mysterious talking bird who claims to have lived forever. The bird, who describes himself as the Sebac Gaoth (the Hawk on the Wind), wants to warn the boy about the danger facing mankind, and to bring him to a fantastic revelation about his own origins and destiny.

The Sebac is a manifestation of ancient wisdom. In the Irish mythic tradition, the hawk appears as a shamanic presence, a voice from the ancient world. The boy represents innocence, but Fintan is about to come of age, and his experiences with the Sebac mark an initiation of sorts, a transition from ordinary mortal to the heroic figure of salvation that mankind desperately needs.

But what can one boy do in the face of such tremendous adversity?

As he journeys through mind and spirit and cosmos, the boy meets several of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Prophecy says they will help man in one final battle against darkness. But the Dananns have their own ideas about who the Samildánach (the Many-Gifted) is, and they want to reveal the one who will shine light into the darkest places and battle to prevent the fall of mankind.

You can purchase the novel on Amazon.com here:
http://www.amazon.com/Cry-Sebac-Anthony-Murphy-ebook/dp/B01DE75Z50/

And on Amazon.co.uk here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cry-Sebac-Anthony-Murphy-ebook/dp/B01DE75Z50/

You might also want to check out my author page on Amazon, and indeed my other books:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B001JOY804



The book has its own website which you can view here:
http://thecryofthesebac.blogspot.com


Saturday, 20 December 2014

The beam of light and the triple spiral

A montage of images from Newgrange at Winter Solstice by Anthony Murphy
Shortly I noticed that the beam of light was moving along the ground, in the dust, reaching forward slowly. And where I had been floating before, now I was sitting in a crouched position on the floor in the darkness. I looked around and could see the dim surface of big stones, to my left and right, and above me. The light crept forward slowly towards me. I realised that it was going to reach me, and that perhaps I might block its path. So I moved aside, and watched as it reached further back into this great stone chamber. It now seemed as though this small beam of light was illuminating the great cave I found myself in. The light had reached the furthest chamber, and there, upon one of the stones, was a beautiful carved symbol, a triple spiral. As soon as I saw it, I could sense that I was breathing again, that the air was moving about me, and I could feel my body again.

From 'Land of the Ever-Living Ones' by Anthony Murphy.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Video - ancestors watched the stars and told stories

This is me reading a short passage from Land of the Ever-Living Ones, about how the ancestors watched the stars in the evening sky and told stories about them.

Monday, 16 December 2013