AWAKENING AVALON: Encounters with an ancient force – stronger even than the fanatical dreams of science…
"The forces of evil have never died; maybe there have been periods when they’ve slept – but never for long. The twentieth century was a time of particular evil, but when a time-lock automatically opened in a mysterious vault under Wewelsburg Castle in Germany in 1995, the prospect of a new evil being unleashed on the world became more than merely a dark fear.
By 2004, when the main action of Awakening Avalon takes place, this fear had become a reality as the tentacles of evil were twitching at the possibilities provided by the rapid developments of science. But, just as there are forces of evil, so there are – on watch, waiting, the forces of good. Once invoked, they must do battle…
AWAKENING AVALON is an extraordinary journey as the action flies from the days immediately after the Second World War through to the hi-tech citadel of modern San Francisco, finally coming to rest in the peaceful precincts of Mercia Cathedral and in the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey in England – where the contest between good and evil must finally be played out.
For those who like the Arthurian legends, then several characters will be well known to them – but never as seen like this!
Awakening Avalon didn't start out it's life as a novel. It was to have been film. And reading the novel, one can easily see what an amazing film it would have been. Unfortunately, the whole deal fell into a nightmare of development and studio politics and more. You can read all about this in our exclusive interview with Stephen Weeks next weekend and his forthcoming book, 'Stairs Of Sand'. But, what is the Peter Cushing connection in this competition, you maybe thinking...?
Stephen Weeks 'It was ready to go into production. All cast. It would have been Peter Cushing's and Christopher Lee's last film together...'
AND THERE LIES THE CONNECTION!
THIS WAS THE CAST:
Who DO YOU think Would Have Played Who?: Here's your chance to play Casting Director! There are some excellent characters in Stephen Weeks' book, Awakening Avalon. It would have a real treat to have seen them on the big screen. And another teaming of Cushing and Lee together! Who Do You Think Would have Played Which Characters? If you don't own a copy of Stephen Weeks' Awakening Avalon, it's available, very reasonable priced on AMAZON and is also on KINDLE.
This competition is NOW OPEN and doesn't close until SUNDAY AUGUST 3rd 2014. So, plenty of time to enter and get your copy, if you don't already have one!
VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE SEND YOUR ENTRY BY EMAIL TO THESE TWO ADDRESSES: THEBLACKBOXCLUB@GMAIL.COM AND firstname.lastname@example.org Please also mark your competition email entry with the word: COMPETITION.
For the FIRST PRIZE WINNER, we have an outstanding prize. Stephen's next book is entitled 'Stairs Of Sand' and tells the story begining in his early career right up to the present day, in the warts and all world of the film industry. Stephen has very generously donated a SIGNED PROOF COPY of 'STAIRS OF SAND' and at an agreed time to both parties, will take the winner along with their partner/spouse to dinner! Which I think you will agree is a pretty amazing prize?
For SIX RUNNERS UP: We also have SIX SIGNED copies of 'STAIRS OF SAND', Stephen's forthcoming book.
'Good luck everyone! I hope you enjoy the book and have fun with the competition. I look foward to meeting the winner over dinner! : Stephen Weeks
If you have any questions or queries regarding the competition, please email me at the usual email address, marking it Stephen Weeks Competition :