The Weaver's Boy

A young bard and his master travel to a remote castle in a wild, untamed valley. They uncover a dark secret and set off a chain of events that will alter the fate of two powerful realms.

Book 1, The Lords of Skeinhold

Fame has its price...

The Weaver's Boy is Book One of The Lords of Skeinhold, a dark and sensual fantasy series set in a vibrant world. The series chronicles the rise of Owain of Langorn against a backdrop of forbidden magic, intrigue and betrayal.


Owain had waited a year to sing for the Duke of Kas Mendoc. But his master, the renowned Trystan of Langorn, has a change of heart denying him the fame and honour he craves. They journey to Skeinhold Castle in the wild Cae Valley. Bitter and riddled with doubt, Owain wonders if he'll ever emerge from his master's long shadow.

Yet Skeinhold hides a dark secret known only to a dying lord and his runaway kin. The veil between worlds grows thin and Owain's Dreamsight stirs. Who is the Lady of Skeinhold and why does she possess an artefact thought lost? Can Owain and Trystan discover the truth in time or will Owain succumb to temptation?

The Weaver's Boy is a dark fantasy novella set twelve years before Weaver of Dreams.


Rosser's voice rings through like a clear dinner bell. Unobtrusive but undeniably present. The Weaver's Boy was a joy to read, and I'm looking forward to the next installment in the series. – D. Hart St. Martin, author of Soul Doubt and the Lisen of Solsta series.


Full of bards, magic, and evil protagonists, this short work introduces readers to the woven world. The Lords of Skeinhold is the series name, and based on this work, looks to be one that will excite and entertain with all the elements that dark fantasy fans love. – Troy A. Hill, author of The Penllyn Chronicles


The Weaver's Boy is a wonderful introduction to an exciting new Aussie voice in speculative fiction. I am very eager to read the next book and to discover more of this world that Rosser has created - and to follow Owain on his next adventure. – Mark Timmony