The Son of Jayhaya : Being the Sixth Tale of Jayhaya
John Paddock does not tell anyone who his father is, but all of Old Street knows perfectly well he was not a Paddock. The haunted house on the hill above the village stands silent and seemingly deserted; where, the men of Old Street wonder, is the sorcerer Jayhaya, and what devilry is he up to in the outside world? When a cute college thrill-seeker comes to him seeking scary stories of the awful family of Mather, John and his cousin Thalia find themselves fighting a spectre from Castle House: and Thalia is slain. Not long after, John begins to hear her voice in his head, advising him on how to court the cute thrill-seeker. But on their first date, a walk in the woods, fog descends from Castle House, and wildered in the woods they find themselves entering the one place on earth that the son of Jayhaya does not want to be. Castle House itself, on Halloween night.
- Paperback | 150 pages
- 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
- 12 Jun 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About James Farrell
James Farrell is a local stonemason, farmer and writer in NW Connecticut. He has constructed mythologies for New England and redacted both Norse and Finnish mythologies, among his many literary undertakings. Currently his written works total 100, though this number will likely change as the years pass. Homeschooled, he is known to local children as "Wizard" and is chiefly renowned for being the only person in town to wear a straw hat in summer.