Oliver of the Silver Hand is a fabulous fantasy short story. It’s based on the real history of Wales, a beautiful country, I’m told, its history laced with Magical Dragons.
Fantasy, dragons and magic. Oliver saves a youngster from the clutches of a White Dragon. The boy is fortunate. Oliver takes him home to his wife, Gwen, who nurtures and cares for the boy. Soon they realise that Jude, as they named him, is only half human.
The couple lives in the realm of King Vortigern. The King is building a new castle and every night progress made daytime is destroyed miraculously. The mystical advisers to King Vortigern cowardly recommend that a boy is sacrificed to stop the destruction. Not any boy, one who does not have a human father. Oliver is set to task by the King to find such a boy. The story unfolds. Oliver stays loyal to Jude, and not the King.
Help comes in many forms. There’s White Dragon Magic, and the son of a Black Dragon, but to mention a few. Join Oliver in his quest to destroy tyrant King Vortigern and save Jude. It’s a short read and available on Amazon.
I enjoyed reading Oliver of the Silver Hand, a magical short story and prequel to a greater urban fantasy, to follow, which I will be interested in reading. The use of the Welsh language throughout the tale was something to get used to and interrupted the flow of the story, for me, hence my rating.
Oliver of the Silver Hand receives a 4 ★ Rating.
Reviewer: Luculle Stols