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Peter started writing in 2010 in fantasy, romance, real magic, hypnosis and telepathy. His inspiration comes from lucid dreams and speculation. Peter’s favourite theme is 'what if real magic exists in today’s world of Science and Technology?' He prepared several plots, speculating on medical advances, and true justice.
His first book “Merlin Parnassus” explored the role of the pioneer, the first man to find the way, the first man up the mountain – none had a teacher. Merlin’s teacher was his mother, Sibyl; she had dedicated her life to serving the Greek goddess Gaia. Sibyl was a title given to a wise woman who was skilled in the mystical arts of herbs, medicines, healing, massage and weather forecasting. Sibyl and Merlin moved from the Glades of Parnassus to the Temple of Delphi. Sibyl became the Oracle of Delphi; it was a mistake that dramatically shortened her life. An Oracle didn’t live long due to the heady fumes from below the Omphalos in the temple. When Sibyl died, Merlin cremated her body. While meditating on the flames, Merlin saw three spiritual beings; the first was his natural birth mother, the second was Sibyl, his adopted mother, and the third was Gaia. After his mothers had comforted his soul, they left Merlin on his own with Gaia. Merlin stated a desire to take Sibyl’s place and provide a service to those in need. Gaia accepted his offer and blessed him with long life and the power to control real magic, but there was no one to teach Merlin, he had to start from scratch. The book goes on to show how the blessing of long life can be a curse.
Peter’s second book “Samantha’s Journey” speculates that magic spells, incantations or runes, were constructed just like computer programs. Merlin is a Grand Illusionist based in a nightclub in Milton. His assistant, Angel, has identified Samantha as having powers to heal. Angel can read a person’s aura. She swears that Samantha has the mark of a real magic user. Angel has her own plans for Samantha.
Peter wrote under a pen name ‘HoneysuckleP’ which clashed with an existing Twitter user. His book series was called “Merlin’s Maidens”; it clashed with another author whose first book was 3 years older. He withdrew the series and the pen-name. His recent pen-name, “Honeysuckle Pear” has been killed off by Facebook; apparently, the pen-name violated their latest T&Cs.
Peter was born with chronic asthma. He spent ten years in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, amongst the industrial smog of steelmaking, finding it more favourable than nature’s pollution from the countryside – pollens, spores and agricultural fluids. With the advent of MRI, Peter’s condition was re-appraised as Bronchiectasis, but it made no difference to his treatments.
His interests are reading, writing, music, photography, NLP (Hypnosis) and Natural History.
Heavy strong melodies:
. Patty Gurdy. A talented new artist on the Hurdy-Gurdy. Her performance of the ‘Game of Thrones’ theme is fantastic.
Rick Wakeman. – Favourite tracks (‘Merlin’ from “King Arthur and Knights of the round table”, ‘Judas Iscariot’ from “Criminal Record”, ‘Jane Seymour’ from “Six wives of Henry VIII”).
Vangelis (Albums “China”, “1492”, “Voices”).
Clannad (“Theme from Harry’s Game”)
Dido (‘Here with me’, ‘White Flag’ and ‘Life for Rent’).
Enya (‘A day without rain’, ‘May it be’ and ‘Enpiron’).
Harry Saksioni, a fabulous Belgian classical guitarist. – Album “Vensters”.
Mel C (album “Northern Star”)
Queen (almost everything).
The soundtrack of “Earth Final Conflict”
Vanessa Mae (“Storm”, “Hocus Pocus”).
And the classics:
Bach (“Toccata and Fugue in D minor”),
Mendelssohn (“The Hebrides Overture” ‘Fingal’s Cave’),
Mussorgsky (“Night on Bare Mountain”).
Sibelius (“Finlandia”, “The Little Russian”).
Wagner (“The ride of the Valkyries”, “Entry of the Gods into Valhalla”, “The Flying Dutchman”).
Confession time, “I will say this only once, my real name is Peter Rendell and Ruth Rendell is not a relation.”