Owain had waited a year to sing for the Duke of Kas Mendoc. But his master, the renowned Trystan of Langorn, has a change of heart denying him the fame and honour he craves. They journey to Skeinhold Castle in the wild Cae Valley. Bitter and riddled with doubt, Owain wonders if he'll ever emerge from his master's long shadow.
Yet Skeinhold hides a dark secret known only to a dying lord and his runaway kin. The veil between worlds grows thin and Owain's Dreamsight stirs. Who is the Lady of Skeinhold and why does she possess an artefact thought lost? Can Owain and Trystan discover the truth in time or will Owain succumb to temptation?
The Weaver's Boy is the first part of The Lords of Skeinhold, a series of three fantasy novellas set in the disputed lands between the Kingdom of Wengorod and the Principality of Langorn.
Chris Rosser was born in Wales in the last months of the 1970s. He migrated to Australia with his family at the tender age of 7. Chris was educated at the University of Melbourne, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours, majoring in History and Archaeology and a Master of Arts.
When he’s not writing fantasy stories or blogging in the wee hours, Chris works as a technical writer and trainer. Chris enjoys good beer, playing video games and exercise — though he's not quite managed to do all three at the same time.
Chris lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and three children.
The payment can't be settled with money or favors. He only wants one thing. Me.
Every action gets a reward. A button. Once I fill his jar with three hundred and sixty-five buttons, he'll let me go. He'll let me walk away.
But I have to earn every single one. By submitting to the darkest, cruelest, and most beautiful man I've ever known.
** TRIGGER WARNING ** There are some dark and disturbing scenes of abuse and punishment.