In the Gaelic languages of Ireland, The Isle of Man and Scotland Bealtaine designates the 1st May. The Anglicized spelling is Beltane meaning Bright Fire. Ancient Celts saw fire as a central part of the time of year, marking the mid point between spring and summer – opening the light half of the Celtic year. Cattle would have been released back into fields driven through the burning fires to purify them and guard against parasitic disease. (more…)
Trussoni was an acclaimed memoirist famed for Falling Through The Earth in 2006. But she breaks in to the fiction market with her book Angelology, which combines an epic fantasy with rich mythology and treasure hunting – Da Vinci Code style!
The book would make a great Christmas present for anyone fascinated with angels, but equally it would satisfy anyone with an interested in supernatural books. Before publishing the book had seven publishing houses viewing for the rights. It became a New York Times bestseller and has now been translated in to 32 different languages. The book is being made in to a film by Will Smith’s production company Overbrook and will be directed by Marc Forster. Danielle is already writing a second book to make a series called Angelopolis. (more…)