Press Review: Peter Rendell
Book Title: Merlin Par
Merlin was born in the glades of Mount Parnassus. His natural mother died in childbirth. His adopted mother became a Sibyl, a wise woman skilled in herbs and medicine; these were gifts from Gaia, mother Earth. Sibyl was invited to work at the Oracle of Delphi. She became a Pythia, a priestess who made predictions as the Oracle of Delphi. Life for a Pythia was dangerously short due to the heady vapors beneath the Omphalos; Merlin believed these vapors triggered the predictions. In her dying breath, Sibyl prayed to Gaia, ‘Let my child receive your gifts and become your servant.’ When Merlin returned to the Glades to cremate his mother’s body, he dedicated his life to Gaia, and she accepted, promising him ‘a long life learning Real Magic’.
If I could read the minds of the guilty then I would truly become Judge, Jury and executioner.
Peter started to take creative writing seriously in 2010, having written many short stories to preserve sanity while working away from home as a computer contractor. He decided that his reasons for writing had been shallow and negative. Applying his fascination with real magic, hypnosis and telepathy, he prepared several plots based on ‘what if’, directed towards medical advances and true justice. Peter is a bundle of contradictions; he is dreadfully needle-shy and yet gave blood on several occasions. His imagination is his greatest asset and worst enemy; he was born with chronic asthma. Some have said his asthma attacks were caused by excitement, or panic; ‘it’s all in the mind’ the professionals said. Peter has spent significant sums trying to disprove that statement. Having had many psychotherapy sessions in hypnosis, and deeper into past life regressions, he wrote down her observations within hours of each session, he believes all hypnotists should be medically qualified.
- Peter Rendell Publishing