Novelist and Reviewer:
Author: The Other Book, The Liberators. The Darkening Path Trilogy: The Broken King, vol. 1;
The King's Shadow, vol. 2, and The King's Revenge, vol. 3.
Also The Double Axe, a retelling of the Minotaur story.
Patrick Leigh Fermor's The Violins of Saint Jacques
This is Patrick Leigh Fermor, who may well be described as legendary.
I have just finished reading his only novel, The Violins of Saint Jacques,
which is a lusty, dreamy, liquid thing; a tale of humour and humanity
in an anachronistic society on a Caribbean island; here the Masques of
the islanders mingle with the balls of the aristocrats; little boys
dressed as wizards set deadly snakes free at parties; people live and
love to the full, in a way that seems impossible now. Elopements, betrayals, forbidden desires and characters drawn so vividly they dance before your eyes long after you've closed its luscious pages.