Owen’s novella, White Ravens, a contemporary response to the myth of ‘Branwen Daughter of Llyr’ has recently been published by Seren as part of their ‘New Stories from the Mabinogion’ series.
“A gripping tale of the unexpected that fuses Welsh myth and modern macabre into a superb, bewitching whole.” – Sunday Times
“This unsettling, resonant and fantastically strange tale is impossible to pin down . . . the audacity of his vision is energizing, and his precise and elegant phrasing a joy.” – Daily Mail
“Sheers writes with dazzle and poetic economy” – The Times
“Sheers makes his 20th-century setting sing but holds on to the otherworldliness of his source material … A spellbinding fable about male self-destructiveness and the effects of war on those who return home.” – Financial Times
“[The] core tale is framed by a gripping contemporary story [that] brilliantly absorbs the magical elements of the original.” – Saturday Guardian