Feral Words

Author blog of William A. Young; journeys through the mythology of the northern fringes of Europe

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I’ve been away for a little while now; it’s time to come back to the online world. I took a wee break from writing after I finished my book; then … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Books- the Past & the Future

Something in honour of World Book Day. The painting shown is from the Shahnameh; the ‘Book of Kings’- you can click on the image to open it up and take a … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 6 Comments

Some Blogs Worth Reading, February 2015

I’ve not had much opportunity to work on this blog for a while, as I’ve been toiling away, putting the finishing touches to my book. I have had the time … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Dance in the Snow- Kalpa, Kinnaur

In the high valleys of the Himalaya, balanced between Tibet and the plains of north India, there lies a land called Kinnaur. It occupies the steep slopes of the Sutlej canyon, … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 6 Comments

Snapshot #1- The Devil’s Teeth from Ersfjord, Isle of Senja

Something a little different, this time. Having so far posted seven long-form pieces, and spent a considerable amount of time in producing them, I’ve come to the realisation that the … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Otherworlds #2- The Prisoner of the Tree

The first writers from the bright-lit lands of the Middle Sea, gazing north into a gloom of silver clouds and fog and endless trees, described how the peoples of the … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · 7 Comments

The Endless Knot- Edinburgh’s Forgotten Celtic Art

Edinburgh is a place for secret things. The city feels like a labyrinth; a maze of tangled stone in which the works of generations hide themselves. They pile up, layer … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · 5 Comments

God is an Artist- the Canyon Country of Northeast Iceland

There is in the northeast of Iceland a canyon, that cuts through a landscape of vari-coloured hills and enormous, surreal rock formations. It contains walls of basalt columns, a desert … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

Otherworlds #1 – The Son of the Dead Woman

It started with a book. I found it while returning from a trip to the peninsula of Knoydart on the northwest coast, where David Hine and I had spent a week … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · 4 Comments

Ice & Stone – Crossing the Lyngen Alps

The mountain range known as the Lyngen Alps sits upon a peninsula in the shape of a spear-head, stabbing out from the north coast of Lapland into the cold sea beyond. … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment