The Weirding Storm: A Dragon Epic by American author Thomas Davis is available now from Bennison Books.
This contemporary epic poem begins with a young girl experiencing metamorphosis, then takes on its own logic as characters and events become a kaleidoscope of stories that fuse into an epic interrelated tale of larger-than-life heroes.
A formal epic
Written in blank verse, or iambic pentameter, it is a formal epic featuring most of the elements that are characteristic of this ancient form of storytelling which has been around since the time of Beowulf and Homer’s Odyssey. The Weirding includes an ‘invocation’ to the poetic muse, a hero’s visit to the realms of death, and a story that encompasses a spirit so large it can be told only through a long poem.
About the author
Thomas Davis is the author of five books including Sustaining the Forest, the People and the Spirit, published by State University of New York (SUNY) Press, as well as three novels. He has edited three literary magazines and a poetry anthology, and his poetry, articles and essays have appeared in magazines, books and journals. He has been President or Chief Academic Officer of five tribal colleges and universities in the United States.
The stunning cover artwork is by Phoebe Wood, the author’s granddaughter, a student at the prestigious Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
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