Yesterday an article appeared in the Independent about a new archaeological discovery made in London. Evidence of a hoard found in a Bronze Age temple suggests worship of a deity connected with the Thames during the Bronze Age and Iron Age in London.


My new novel, Gods of Avalon Road, is set in London; one of the protagonists, Kerry, finds a 2000 year old mysterious sacrificial object in the Thames – an Iron Age idol.


Since my book, a cross-genre historical fiction and urban fantasy debut, was inspired by a love of archaeology and mythology, it’s great to know that current research gives the novel more authenticity. A writer always loves their work to be relevant!



About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry. In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

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