Tuesday, 13 September 2016


Rainbows at Night - The Poems of Clive Culverhouse


The Heliodorians delight in tales and stories. They entertain, they amuse and they scare.

Here’s one such passage that is often told around a dark night’s fire, especially out in the open of a forest clearing – for what does hide in the trees?

Whatever or whoever hides, be careful it or they don’t get you…


they see you

they smell you

look behind you


They know you


with eyes on you

with knowledge on you

Look around you


They invade you


can shake you

can control you

Look at you


They frighten you


come to you

come for you

Look upon you


They get you


will eat you

will shrink you

Look within you


They have you

© 2016 Clive Culverhouse. All rights reserved. This poem is the property of Clive Culverhouse and may not be used without permission.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

A good read - fantasiareviews.com

Fantasia Reviews

A good read

Considerable originality and effort on the part of the author to put forth a fantastic tale.

The story
This is where Mister Culverhouse truly shines. Without giving anything away, Mister Culverhouse has created a story and world full of wonder and originality, without feeling too much like a derivative of the great fantasies that came before.
He uses his plethora of original ideas to build his world and create something that is truly unique. His love of gems and stones shines brightly in many details of the story, and he uses this knowledge in a way that enhances the story and lends credence to his world.

Without a doubt, The Legend of Heliodor: The Crystal Spirits is a great book for any young reader looking for something readable and enjoyable. It stands out in the genre for its originality and colorful characters but falters on occasion in its use of awkward language and improper formatting.

Read the full review here fantasiareviews.com

The author's reply

I'll be honest, what I've posted above are the best parts and the most positive parts of a longer review. The full review is quite mixed and written from a very thorough and critical eye. On a first read through, it may seem to be somewhat negative talking about the technical side of the book, formatting, etc but actually the review is honest and constructive.

What does stand out though and there can be no mistake is that The Legend Of Heliodor: The Crystal Spirits is considered by the reviewer to be a fantastic tale, very original and full of wonder and most importantly - a good read!

A review or comment is still only someone's opinion so why not make up your own mind and download the book today and start reading this fantastic tale of a wonderful magical world.



Friday, 9 September 2016

The Power of Crystals

A Spellbinding Tale of the Power of Crystals

In a world governed by the nature of the land, crystals are worshipped by the people of Heliodor.

The Creation Myth of the Heliodorian People
(Taken from History of the Heliodorian Land and its People, The King’s Library, Chalcedony)

All was a dust and grain cloudiness.
And the dust and grain formed and grew.
It grew to lay forth the land and it grew further still giving forth yet further land and this growing land delivered mountains and valleys.
There was land below, there was sky above.
And thence, a rock fell from the sky to the land.
It broke in two halves.
From one half came Mankind and all the animals, insects, birds and fish, the crops, trees and plants and the goodness of life and prosperity and all was good and all lived side by side.
But from the other half came the Fire-Tongue dragons and all that is evil and the evil tugged at the good.
The Fire-Tongue dragons set against man and woman…

From that first rock that fell, all of nature’s minerals, gemstones and crystals are sacred and give the energy force and guidance that ALL seek through their lives.

When a life expires it is put back in the ground, where its essence began. From the ground the soul of the deceased is infused into rock and mineral where its crystals and gems provide the help and guidance for the future generations.

This is what gives the crystals of Heliodor their powers. They are sacred and cherished by all.

The Legend Of Heliodor: The Crystal Spirits


Clive Culverhouse


Friday, 2 September 2016

A fantasy adventure one, two, three...

The Legend Of Heliodor

One for the wisdom

Two for the lore

Three for the magic

Four for the door

Five for the step that begins the stair

Six for the breath that takes you there…

Welcome dear reader to my intimate world

where mind and magic here now unfurled

Fantasy adventure comes to the fore

in the enchanted land of Heliodor

A fantasy adventure of powerful crystals and Fire-Tongue dragons needn’t be just for young eyes eager for excitement and tall tales, these stories and books are suitable for all ages from 10 years to over 1000 years – and yes in a world such as Heliodor, a 1000 years might very well be possible – that’s the beauty of magic and it captures us all.

So begin your journey today and start reading…