Raymond Walker


Tales From This Northern Land 

A River Of Tears 

Twisted Sisters 

Cornelius 

Nut Brown Eyes 

A Shiver by Raymond Walker 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Secret Inside

Everyone has "A Secret Inside", a place where no one goes, always hidden from others buried deep in the dungeons of thier soul. A perversion that they will not admit to, a longing to take someones life. A lust that lies unfulfilled, A desire to humilate and harm. Sometimes these thoughts haunt thier dreams, sometimes their waking hours. It rises from its lair to hurt, damage and destroy.
A new life together and a fresh start welcome Mae and Rob to their new home in Argyll. In the Heartland of historical Scotland. They settle in to enjoy the happy home that they have always wanted. But there is something unusual about their new home and whilst Rob seeks answers to the puzzles surrounding them Mae looks to secure her sanity and make this the dream home that she has always wished for.
Robs tantrums, educated Rats, deluded Nurses, stuffed birds and Ancient gods that wish to live again stand in her way but Mae will have her Idylic home no matter who or what she has to kill to get it.
Filled with puzzles, legend, Scots history and gathering suspense this is darkly humorous and deeply foreboding. This devilish entertainment from the mercurial mind of Raymond Walker will leave you wondering what dire and dangerous Secret lies within all those you meet and even your closest friends.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Pale Shadow Creeps

In The dark depths of a Scots winter, A Pale Shadow Creeps. From Its tomb of stones and broken bones; It rises into the cold and forsaken night. This shade, has a dire purpose. For it to live again its place must be taken beneath The Cairn from which it rose.

Whosoever wakened it or one of their choices shall take its place beneath the wet sod of the Argyll hills.

Rob is too busy enjoying his new home. He worries about the novel that he needs to write, the money he needs to earn and the new love that he has found. Threats from shades, shadows or wraiths are not something he takes seriously.

But he should.

Raymond walker again jumps genres with ease creating a very current ghost story with a rather Faustian feel. A romance that will leave you spellbound whilst darkness falls and shadows haunt ancient Scotland, Its standing stones cairns and sepulchres.

Rob thinks about love and life and money and never worries about the scratching at the door, the howling in the night and the very strange dreams he has been having.But he should.

 

 

 Glimpse.

 A new book of Poetry from Raymond Walker.

From the mundane to the magnificent, Raymond Walker brings to life many of his poems in this fantastic compendium.

Here we find some of his epic poems brought together with short verse, sonets and even free form poetry. Some of his earliest dabbling's in the art and some of his most recent verses.

Glimpse, reveals a serious look at Raymond Walkers poetry and includes many favourites along with new poems and a trio of epic's; Beaucephalus, Death's Dark Daydream and the monumental; Amazon.

As always in Mr Walker's poetry books, there are Mariners tales and love stories.

All this from the man quoted as "Scotlands greatest living poet"

 Tales From this Northern Land

THIS NORTHERN LAND is ancient; steeped in history and tragedy. Rich with myth and superstition bathed in folklore and legend. Not for us was the rich civilisation of the Romans, Greeks or Mesopotamia, rather a dark and barbaric land where cultures flourished for short periods only to be trod under the foot of the next marauding invader and vanishing forever. These people left a legacy of cairns, standing stones, brochs and duns, castles and hill forts scattered across the land. As you walk this northern land, everywhere you see traces of folk that have long since vanished and you wonder how these people lived, what they thought worshiped and feared. You wonder if their knowledge and thoughts are still in the land, in the mountains, forests and monuments. These stories though set in the modern world, reflect the dark past and history, the unknown places and wonders of this northern land at the point where reality dips into fantasy and becomes a soup of possible pasts and futures.

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A River Of Tears

This collection of six short stories all based around a river tell of hope and loss, tragedy and abiding love, despair and contentment. Much as the river shapes the characters by its presence so does it enter their lives and change them often in ways they could not imagine. These are tales of magic and mystery, river sprites and faerie queens, werebeasts, nymphs and dryads. And they are tales of ordinary everyday people caught in situations beyond their control.

 

  

 Twisted Sisters

A chance meeting begins a tale of love, sex, deceit, infidelity, loss and tragedy. This moving, heartwarming tale of real life and unrequeited love in this modern unpredictable world is quirky and offbeat as well sharp and insightful. In equal measures it will make you laugh at the absurdity of life and cry at its many injusticies. This modern love story of real people living everyday lives will suprise amaze and delight every reader.

   

 

 

 

Cornelius

The young Cornelius marches with the fifth legion to chastise the barbarian hordes of Dacia who dared cross Roman borders; He dreams of glory wealth and a later life of ease in the senate. But his life is to change; in a decisive battle the legion is crushed. The few survivors, fleeing to the Carpathian Mountains, harried by war bands; starving and dying from the extreme cold find that there is something more to fear. There is something stalking these mountains, something older and darker than simply death. Cornelius finds himself welcoming this darkness and becoming part of it. This is a story of blood and treachery. War and power, it is a story of horror pain and damnation. But it is also a story of friendship and eternal love for all changes in an eternity. This tale takes you from the mighty civilisations of Rome, Samarkand and China to the barbarian lands of Scotland and Romania. It is a tale of gut-wrenching battles, ambition and blood; fought both with friends and between them.

 

 

  

Nut Brown Eyes

A magical, mystical tale of love and betrayal set against the grand backdrop of the Scottish Highlands. It is amazing what a perfectly ordinary walk in the woods can lead to in an ancient and sparsely populated land that teems with tales of witches and ghosts, sprites and goblins. Where you can still walk for days without seeing another living soul.

          

 

 

 

        

 

                                     

  A Shiver

As time passes, everything changes. The world we live in is in turmoil, we stampede from one crisis to the next, never heeding the grand design,If indeed there is one. Imagine now that nothing changes, the world turns and adapts through time but now. The now we know here and today is the same as it always was, the same as it always will be. Has not the world always suffered from turmoil, are our lives not the same as those who have gone before us with few differences? An explanation of time, the characters essentially the same though they live centuries apart, their thoughts, hopes and fears differ little from the reality of today, their goals essentially the same; to eat, have happy lives, to love and be loved, to search endlessly for a contentment that can never be realised. As usual Raymond Walker has brought these unanswered questions to life in an exciting tale of love, passion and loss, Romance and war that will keep every reader mesmerised from the very first pages to the dramatic conclusion.

 

 

 

 

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  A new title and a new cover but this is simply the Cornelius published earlier, This is going to happen now and again. And i have a new publisher but the content remains the same and so: have you read Cornelius? Then you have read it and so do not buy it again (it is not a follow up or sequa.-same book different publisher) be happy with what you have.

And so now i will give the standard blurb for "cornelius"

The young Cornelius marches with the fifth legion to chastise the barbarian hordes of Dacia who dared cross Roman borders; He dreams of glory wealth and a later life of ease in the senate. But his life is to change; in a decisive battle the legion is crushed. The few survivors, fleeing to the Carpathian Mountains, harried by war bands; starving and dying from the extreme cold find that there is something more to fear. There is something stalking these mountains, something older and darker than simply death. Cornelius finds himself welcoming this darkness and becoming part of it. This is a story of blood and treachery. War and power, it is a story of horror pain and damnation. But it is also a story of friendship and eternal love for all changes in an eternity. This tale takes you from the mighty civilisations of Rome, Samarkand and China to the barbarian lands of Scotland and Romania. It is a tale of gut-wrenching battles, ambition and blood; fought both with friends and between them.

It is a tale of romance and love for all is not as it sometimes seems; do you really know who you your friends are? Do you really know who shares your bed?

Cornelius learns all these things through the passages of the book though there are times he wishes he did not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This collection of two short stories and four novellas are all based around a river, They tell of hope and loss, tragedy and abiding love, despair and contentment. Much as the River shapes the characters by its presence so does it enter their lives and change them often in ways they could not imagine. These are tales of magic and mystery, river sprites and faerie queens, werebeasts, nymphs and dryads. And they are tales of ordinary everyday people caught in situations not only beyond thier control but thier understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A magical, mystical tale of love and betrayal set against the grand backdrop of the Scots Highlands. It is amazing what a perfectly ordinary walk in the woods can lead to in an ancient and sparsely populated land that teems with tales of witches and ghosts, sprites and goblins. Where you can still walk for days without seeing another living soul.
Rob sets out on his annual holiday to walk the unknown places of Scotland, to see the sky and trees, wildlife, rivers and lochs of this ancient land.
A holiday he treasures is set before him when all goes awry. Rob finds a young girl who is lost in the woods and tries to save her, a decision that will change his life forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Lisa is beautiful cool and self assured, she has a good job and the world at her feet yet for some reason she chooses Rob to be her lover.

Rob is an everyday family guy recently divorced, in a stressful job but doing his best to make ends meet. when he meets Lisa he is just enthralled. But why would Lisa be interested in him?

He feels flattered and thinks that there really is a conection between them... little does he know what lisa really wants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  As time passes, everything changes. The world we live in is in turmoil, we stampede from one crisis to the next, never heeding the grand design, If indeed there is one.
Imagine now that nothing changes but the now. The now we know here and today is the same as it always was, the same as it always will be. Has not the world always suffered from turmoil, are our lives not the same as those
who have gone before us with little more than superficial differences?
This is an explanation of time, the characters essentially the same though they live centuries apart, their thoughts, hopes and fears differ little from the reality of today, their goals essentially the same; to eat, have happy lives, to love and be loved, to search endlessly for a contentment that can never be realised.
As usual Raymond Walker has brought these unanswered questions to life in an exciting tale of love, passion and loss, Romance and war that will keep every reader mesmerised from the very first pages to the dramatic conclusion

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