Crach Ffinnant - The Prophecy

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17th Century or Earlier

Lazarus Carpenter

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1375 and the Welsh people have long been chastised, ridiculed and ruled by the English, their hearts heavy with doom, gloom and despondency. Crach Ffinnant is a dwarf, prophet and seer and will ride at Glyndwr's side in the future, but first he must get to London. His story!


Historical Fiction,Epic,Folktale,Action,Young Adult,Fantasy,Mystery,Adventure

Short Summary

After a very long apprenticeship, Crach is given a mission by his aged master to make his way to London and to get there, he must join a travelling circus as a 'performing dwarf'. Not speaking English he feigns dumbness. It is vital he is not discovered, the future of the prophecy depends on it.

Crach succeeds in getting to London, meets Glyndwr (Prince of Wales in Waiting) and later returns to Wales and meets Glyndwr again. Crach is summoned by the Council of Blue Stone accompanied by Tan-y-Mynedd the Dragon.


Wales and London

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Twist,Philosophical Questions,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Crach Ffinnant

Age: 25 at the beginning of the book

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Modest,Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Patriotic,Decisive,Empathetic,Selfless,Outspoken,Engaging,Faithful,Skillful,Funny,Flexible,Visionary,Strong Moral Code,Lone Wolf,Honorable,Heroic,Gracious

Additional Character Details

Name: Llwyd ap Crachan Llwyd

Age: 90 plus

Gender: Other

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Patriotic,Blunt,Selfless,Outspoken,Skillful,Flexible,Faithful,Engaging,Decisive,Visionary,Funny,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Owain Glyndwr

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Masculine,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Patriotic,Blunt,Selfless,Outspoken,Visionary,Gracious,Heartthrob,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf,Educated,Honorable,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Master Healan

Age: 85

Gender: Male


Key Traits:

Development Pitch

About The Author

I have lived in Wales, for over twenty five years. Born in North Yorkshire, I now spend my time as an actor, musician, songwriter and author, previously being a therapist, trainer and researcher, specializing in mental health. I was educated in Middlesbrough, Sheffield and Cambridge. With a fascination for Welsh History, I like to create worlds; magical, haunting, and spiritually permeating sound moral codes of life. I live quietly with Debbie Eve and our dogs in a small cottage surrounded by the beauty of the Brecon Beacons in the Valleys of South Wales.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Words Matter Publishing

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available