A Captivating Ghost Story!
The new historical novel by Michael Moon
A captivating ghost story. An historical novel based on very real and extraordinary experiences of the writer. ‘Moonshadow’ uncovers a medieval secret that has lain dormant for seven hundred years. Family History research and a series of strange events lead Richard Moon to believe that he is being sought out and shadowed by a medieval ancestor. Richard de Mohun a Norman knight. Drawn to the West Country, France and Northern Spain the present day Richard is immersed in a fascinating and gripping story of love, avarice, kidnap, corruption, murder and revenge. Richard becomes aware that he is being used to recover ‘the golden rose’ a sacred family heirloom and to learn the truth concerning the untimely death of his ancestral namesake. The Camino de Santiago provides the backdrop for their intertwined lives to merge in a dramatic fashion. Tresco on the Isles of Scilly provides a surprising yet satisfying conclusion to the story.
Set in the West Country, France and Northern Spain, the present day Richard is drawn into a fascinating and gripping story of love, avarice, kidnap, corruption, murder and revenge reaching back some seven hundred years.
Michael Moon was born in 1936 and educated at Kings Bruton and Westminster. After serving in the military as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal West African Frontier Force, Michael took on a variety of temporary jobs which, he affirms rounded out his education.
These included a bread slicing machine operator, concrete mixer on a building site, chauffeur, third salesman in Selfridges furniture department (fired), and wall cleaner.
He then settled down to develop successful careers in telecommunications and then management consulting.
A keen globetrotter, Michael, pictured right,has travelled in Africa, Australia, Chile, Dutch Antilles, Emirates, Finland, France, Holland, Indonesia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Spain,Thailand and the USA.
The father of three has been married to Elizabeth since 1959 and the couple are kept busy with eight grandchildren ranging in age from 25 to 3.
A keen sportsman Michael can boast of Rowing at Henley Regatta, playing international rugby for the Gold Coast and he also walked the 500 mile pilgrimage, on the Camino de Santiago, in 30 days at the age of 67.
Of his future plans as a writer Michael says “I am writing more Moon novels with two in progress. I plan to publish several children’s stories, but need an illustrator. I am also writing articles and a blog to support the website.
The Camino Frances, St. Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela A Personal Pilgrimage, May 16th to June 21st 2003. This work talks about how one man walked in the footsteps of William de Mohun, an ancestor, who walked this way in 1280 AD.Reading this simple account of one man’s personal pilgrimage will provide you with an entertaining insight into both the magical and the practical aspects of the Camino and hopefully encourage you to take the first step on your own personal pilgrimage.
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