‘Goodnight Sweet Prince’ is a fantasy novel for adults and young adults, set partly in our own world, and partly in the alternate imaginary world of Elsynvaal.
Emma, a young music student in Glasgow has recurrent dreams featuring a handsome young man whom she has never met. But when the dreams turn to hallucinations, Emma turns to her friends, Jeff and Mhari, to try to discover the identity of the stranger. Dabbling with a Ouija board, Mhari inadvertently opens a link to an alternate world, Elsynvaal, the home of the dream stranger, a mage named Horatio.
After crossing to their world, Horatio invites Emma and her friends to return with him to Elsynvaal to perform at his King’s Coronation. Emma, is persuaded to go, together with her friends Jeff, Milo and Maggie.
But on arrival at the Court of Elasyn, the young musicians soon begin to feel misgivings. After meeting Master Will Shaksper, a poet whom Horatio had previously brought from Earth, they begin to notice striking similarities between events occurring around them in Elasyn Castle and the plot-line of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, “Hamlet”. The young Prince Hamnet has been disinherited, his throne taken by his uncle Claude.
When Jeff discovers that one of them has been brought to Elsynvaal for a specific purpose, Horatio tries to send the four back, but the way through the Ether to their home world is blocked. They cannot cross over. They cannot go home.
About the Author
Chris Davidson was born and brought up in Glasgow and moved to England a number of years ago. She is married with two sons and lives in Berkshire. When not writing, Chris enjoys reading, pottering around in the garden, listening to music and is a member of the Reading Haydn Choir. She is presently working on the next instalment of the Elsynvaal Tales, 'The Lady Myrrhelyn'.