During the next few weeks, I want to give you a glimpse of “what’s behind the book – a sort of backstage pass”, if you will. There may be some new to the site and it’s always good to get to know each other. For now, this is the best way I know. So let’s take a peek behind the scenes of Cadeyrn’s Tale.
Cadeyrn’s Tale was published in December of 2019, and is the story of a young shepherd turned king. The story developed after listening to a song where singer David Byron voices these words –
Just a man in my prime
Love was there but I had no time
I was cheered and adored
And I thought fame was all the world . . .
. . . Love or war I could not choose
And so both I had to lose
That was the secular influence, but as a Christian author, I also expanded on some of King David’s successes and failures in the person of Cadeyrn, intertwining biblical themes. My purpose of writing the story was to explore how easily innocence can be lost, and the heavy price tag that accompanies that loss. I suppose that in one way or another, we’ve all been there.
The last name Kovacic speaks nothing of Ireland, but I’ve always had a fascination with the country, especially its link to the Druids. What could make a better setting than 5th-century Ireland? The beauty of The Emerald Isle brought together with the blood-thirsty tribes warring for dominance seemed to be an intriguing thought to me. The natural beauty of the moors drenched in the blood of war changed the landscape drastically. The blood of war changed the landscape of Cadeyrn’s mind – forever.
I couldn’t get the character of Cadeyrn out of my mind. He traveled with me everywhere I went. Maybe because he was a lot like me. In the end, It’s so easy to trade a pearl of great price for a husk of corn from a pig’s trough. Sometimes, it seems 5th-century Ireland isn’t so far removed from 21st-century living.
If you’re interested, you can order the book on Amazon or on the Books and Resources page. Shipping is always free when ordering directly from me.
Hey, that does it for this Wednesday. Have a great week, and I’ll see you in a week!