The Prince of Elfland & the Errant Hound

The Prince of Elfland & the Errant Hound cover

The Prince of Elfland & the Errant Hound is the nineteenth in a series of Queen of Gondal books and is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more or less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order, family trees & series information.

Gondal, 1670. The older people of the village predict an invasion by Gaaldine before grape-harvesting time, but ten-year old Molly Hooper’s troubles are closer to home. Her father looks sad, but only when he believes she cannot see him. Her mother’s family, estranged since her parents’ marriage, are refusing to reply to his urgent letters. And now Molly’s dog, Tybalt, has run away.

Warnings: The author chooses not to warn.

Advisory: The time period is the late seventeenth century and readers should bear in mind that this saga contains the doings of a set of supremely dysfunctional more-or-less European Royal families steeped in the “divine right of kings” ideology of monarchy, filtered through an early nineteenth century Romantic/Gothick sensibility and then depicted using the freedom of expression afforded by the early twenty-first century internet.

Furthermore, if the Greek myths contemplated it, some member of the Royal houses of Gondal, Angria or Gaaldine has probably put it into practice somewhere.

Gentle reader, consider yourself advised accordingly.

To caulkhead and shezan, with much appreciation.

The original central cover image is based upon a photograph of the painting ‘Portrait of Mimi, Madame de Pompadour’s King Charles Spaniel’ by Christophe Huet (18th century). The fonts used in this book are from the Source Serif Pro font family by Frank Grießhammer.

The images and fonts were used under license detailed on their respective website pages at the date of this book publication.

As usual, Russ from shoes for industry designed the book cover, produced the books and compiled the on-line work.

The opinions, prejudices, faults and spelling herein are all my own work, and I apologise in advance for them.

This short story is rated PG. You might also like to consider other books set in the Sherlock fandom or read more books in the Queen of Gondal series.

- First Edition: 1st Jun 2017
- 2nd Edition: 12th Apr 2021

This work is created as a transformative work on a not-for-profit basis. All rights in the underlying properties are those of their respective holders.

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