Peter Rendell-Author


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.
Favourite Music
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”),
Elgar (“Nimrod”),
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.”

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
School was very demanding. I have a dreadful memory and started to write everything down. I wrote letters to my mother while I was at college, but a once a week habit became once a month as my studies grew; eventually it became half term only as I hitch-hiked home at the end of each term. My first attempt at writing a short story began for all the wrong reasons. I was away in Belgium on a contract. I was alone in a small bedsit. I was writing to preserve my sanity as I had nothing else to do. A writer needs the desire to write about a subject they believe in. I was writing about whatever came into my mind. It was emotional rubbish but it achieved its objective; sanity was preserved.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Somerset in a small village called Hinton Charterhouse. I was educated at the village primary school and my first writing challenge was to write an essay about the village cricket team. I had to supply a drawing with my work. I remember the argument I had with my teacher when I tried to use a ruler to draw the creases in the cricketer's trousers. She seemed to miss the point I was trying to make. I went on to my senior education at Frome Grammar School. In my Ordinary-Level exams year the form was challenged to write an essay about a major event in our lives; it was supposed to be anonymous. My essay was read out last and declared the winner. I never did believe that the teacher did not recognise the handwriting.
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Where to find Peter Rendell-Author online


Samantha's Journey into Real Magic
In today’s world, a magic spell would be treated as a computer program. “Samantha’s Journey into Real Magic” is a slow burning romance that shows the boundaries of real magic and the frustrations of its users. Samantha is a programmer who is seduced by real magic after she is exposed to a sequence of mind-bending illusions. After a bizarre introduction to real magic, Samantha is falling for Merlin. In truth, she is falling, but, ‘in love’ is a wistful idea. She had barely thought anything through; she had reacted to each stimulus, rising with the pleasure and following the tease. Merlin introduced a beautiful Latina lady as his assistant; her name was Angel. Angel had conspired with Merlin to coax Samantha into volunteering for an illusion, but only Angel knew ‘why’. Merlin suggested that Samantha would enjoy the experience of the pregnancy illusion. Samantha agreed while still in the afterglow of their lovemaking; thinking of the consequences was not in her mind. Her evening was still a dream as she approached the illusion. Merlin usually used a dove to become the baby in the illusion, but Angel stepped forward and insisted he use her instead.


Zed - A Rings Of Gaia Story
Pre-release—available June 21, 2019. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
ZED was not blessed with long life like Merlin Parnassus, but, by using the power of a ring of Gaia, he had avoided his ‘Day of Reckoning’. If the ring was held by ZED and a pregnant woman when she was at 26 weeks term, ZED’s spirit could move into the new foetus. His memories would be stored in the ring of Gaia when his body died. The pregnant woman was one of ZED’s granddaughters.
Merlin Parnassus
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until March 3!) Words: 66,580. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Merlin Parnassus was a Real Magician, a Navigator and a herbalist. He was the wizard at King Arthur’s Court. According to Legend, Merlin’s existence ended when he was trapped by Morgana Le Fey in the Crystal Cave; it didn’t end there. This biography shows Merlin has lived for two millennia and is still alive today. This is a work of fiction around real places and notable historical people.
Samantha's Journey into Real Magic - Part 1
Series: Samantha's Journey into Real Magic. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,440. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
In January 2010 in Milton, UK, Samantha Smith kissed her Saint Christopher medallion before setting out on a journey. In just a few days she would be challenged to apply her computer programming skills to the control of real magic. Could she heal one of Merlin’s closest friends? Where would her new skills lead her? What was the risk of using her skills? What was the secret of the medallion?

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