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.


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:

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