-Diana Gabaldon (Outlander series) in The Washington Post
TODAY WE CALL IT MYTH AND LEGEND – BUT ONCE, THE STORIES WERE TRUE
A novel of magic and mysticism, Celts and faeries, mad kings and druids, and the goddess struggling to reign over magic’s last outpost on the Earth.
CREATURES FROM MYTH, LEGEND AND FAERIE TALES
Only a few centuries ago, magic and magical beings were present in many parts of the world.
THE HISTORY AND PRACTICE OF MAGIC
Where does magic come from and how does it work?
THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN HISTORY AND MYTH CAN BE ELUSIVE
Most of the characters and events in The Last Days of Magic have a historical or mythological basis.
Mark Tompkins founded the Aspen Writers Network and he serves on the board of Aspen Words, a program of the Aspen Institute