Dreams of Origami

Gideon dreams of hands folding white paper, unaware that time, and those hands, are waiting to enfold him. Lacey stands on the edge, afraid to open her heart. And Triss, grieving the loss of her baby, looks up to find that her husband has vanished. The inexplicable disappearance of Matthew Caxton brings together an unlikely collection of people, each unaware that a series of uncanny events will challenge what they believe and who they trust.
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Dreams of Origami  

By Elenor Gill

ISBN13: 9781869507725

RRP $36.99

Synopsis

Gideon dreams of hands folding white paper, unaware that time, and those hands, are waiting to enfold him.  Lacey stands on the edge, afraid to open her heart.  And Triss, grieving the loss of her baby, looks up to find that her husband has vanished.

The inexplicable disappearance of Matthew Caxton brings together an unlikely collection of people, each unaware that a series of uncanny events will challenge what they believe and who they trust.

In the wide Fenlands, ancient mysteries lie beneath the drained soil, and the ghosts of past lives are never far away.  As unseasonal storms, violence and sudden death are unleashed, an dold schoolhouse bell begins to toll in Gainsborought Street.  With his origami become more urgent, psychic researcher Gideon Wakefield knows something powerful is close.  And when your home becomes a centre of cataclysmic change, no one can predict the outcome...

Gisborne author Elenor Gill has always believed that existence is not limited to the world revealed to us by our physical senses.  She says that over the past century, science has confirmed what mystics have always maintained - that there are energies all around us, invisible to our physical eyes, which are constantly maintaining and recreating the universe.  Not only are there people who are sensitive to these energies, but there are also places where the barriers which divide the different levels of existence become easier to cross.

One such area is Cambridge, in England, and the fenlands to the north of the city.  This area was once a flat, featureless weland under a vast and brooding sky.  Despite it being drained and turned over to agriculture, the region somehow retains a mood that is raw and primitive.

For ten years, Elenor lived just north of Cambridge, in Gainsborough Street as it is called in the book (not the street's real name).  Her house was built in 1720, and teetered, literally, on the brim of a black, fen field.  It had a happy and peaceful atmosphere, but not all such houses were at rest.  For this was, and still is, an area where the veil is tretched very thin.

A convergence of ley lines runs through the chapesl and halls of the city's university, and the ancient walls retain a history that is often disturbing.  The surrounding fen is a land of history and mystery, of ancient monasteries and dark murders.  Every village has its share of haunted houses.  There are tales of strange lights in the sky and spectral dowgs who auger disaster.  It is a place where people have been known to disappear.

Elenor says she has always wanted to write about this plave.  'I love the area.  I wanted to share something of its dark atmosphere and its strange, sky-filled beauty.  And, as a writer, I wanted to play the game of "what if".'

About the Author

Elenor Gill was born in England, and now lives and writes in Gisborne.  She worked as an occupational therapist for 25 years and is an accomplished Celtic musician with a lifetime interest in folk music and the paranormal.

Writing has provided Elenor with an expressive channel for her long-held beliefs in the paranormal and in a cosmos which is multi-dimensional.  It is this accumulation of eclectic knowledge that she now uses as inspiration for her novels.  These philosophies are deftly woven through stories populated by a range of ordinary, every-day sorts, believers and cynics.

Eleanor and her husband, Brendon have also been involved with the folk music scene, at first just listening and enjoying the music.  She discovered she could sing a little, and accompanied by Brendon on guitar, they performed regularly at various venues in the Cambridge area for many years.  They ran and hosted what grew to be the largest folk club in the region.  Elenor taught herself to play flute and bodhran, and was a member of a ceilidh band, playing regularly at local dances.

In 1999 Elenor and Brendon decided to take early retirement and to join their daughter who had moved to New Zealand and married a Kiwi.  With other local musicians who share their love of the Celtic sound, they formed a small band and performed regularly aroun Gisborne.

Dreams of Origami is Elenor's third novel.  Her earlier books, In the Shadow of Trees, Miriam's Talisman and The Moon Spun Round, have been published to critical acclaim.

Review

Dreams of Origami is another brilliant novel by talented New Zealand author Elenor Gill.

I thoroughly enjoyed Elenor's earlier novel The Moon Spun Round and once again she held me captivated with this gripping tale about the paranormal.

Dreams of Origami is the perfect companion when snuggling indoors on these cold winter days and nights.  I guarantee you won't be able to put it down!

 

Reviewed by: Franciska

 

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