Octavia Randolph
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Octavia Randolph

"Sidroc the Dane", the newest story in The Circle of Ceridwen Saga is now out! This standalone novel about the series' most popular male character serves as a new point of entry into the world of the Saga, and can be read first, last, or between any of the other Saga books. Your continuing devotion to the Saga is what keeps the Circle expanding, and my gratitude is deep and sincere.

I write the kind of book I want to read myself. I write about history as a way to better understand my own times. I write about people who are far better, and (I hope) far worse than myself. And beautiful objects inspire me: the hand-carved combs, skilfully wrought swords, and gemmed goblets of the world of The Circle of Ceridwen Saga. Almost everything interests me; I've studied Anglo-Saxon and Norse runes, and learnt to spin with a drop spindle. My path has led to extensive on-site research in England, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and Gotland - some of the most wonderful places on Earth. My other works include the novella The Tale of Melkorka, based on a story from the Icelandic Sagas; Ride: A Novella, a retelling of the story of Lady Godiva; and Light, Descending, a biographical novel about the great John Ruskin. I've been the fortunate recipient of Artistic Fellowships at the Ingmar Bergman Estate on Fårö, Gotland; the MacDowell Colony, Ledig House International, and Byrdcliffe.

Hearing from readers is a special pleasure and I always answer my letters. So write to me! www.octavia.net is my website. Author photo by Barbara Simundza

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