N del Strother - Front cover only -The Girl with a Deer cover with fable

‘This is a truly beautiful story full of deeper meanings and through the twists and turns love starts to unwind and reveal itself…such a compelling read I ended up reading late into the night, unable to put it down. It would make a fantastic film or TV series’ A Edwards, Amazon 

‘Neil del Strother is a master painter of majestic, mystical tales….he writes in language of liquid colour, fragrance, taste, and from a place of openness, sensitive exposure and personal vulnerability. The Girl with a Deer on a Lead is heartbreakingly, gut wrenchingly, unputdownably beautiful’ Naraya Naserian, Director of YouthShift Africa

This is a healing fable for adults and teenagers. It has echoes of the work of writers such as St Exupery, Richard Bach, Paulo Coelho and Philip Pullman (while being nothing like any of them!)

This is a book of beauty and healing, of enchantment and love. It is the life-affirming story of Finn, who has given up on life, who barely eats, and his journeys into another world. There he meets his fate, to save the world and lose what he loves most or to destroy it and keep his love. It is his choice and our choice, a choice that may just change your life…

This book is written primarily for adults but it is also appropriate for teenage readers. The main thing is that it is a very entertaining read…

‘I’m a total sucker for quest stories and this one has an intriguing mix of metaphysics and gritty reality. It has enough mystery and suspense to keep you turning the pages, and won me over by including the powerful subjects of alchemy, the Hero’s Journey, the Divine Masculine/ Feminine wound, psychology – and generally what it means to heal the self and in so doing, heal the world (nothing minor then). Powerful and immensely readable’ DHAmazon 

‘An absolute delight! The story lingered in my mind long after I had had to put the book down and the descriptions wove a special magic in my imagination which I enjoyed immensely. The story gripped me on every page, never predictable.A sheer delight and so beautifully written. What a pleasure’ Anne Fuller, Amazon 

Neil del Stneilrother has worked as a journalist for 20 years and a Journey Practitioner for 13 years. He has a Masters degree in Journalism and a Dip Psych. He is also a podcast host and has experience of shamanism, including taking part in healing ceremonies with the Bushmen in Botswana. Including The Girl with a Deer on a Lead he has written six novels to date:

The Flower in the Desert

For My Child

Aurora Arising

My Death and Other Dreams of Life

The Movement of the Ocean

This Exploring Possibilities interview will give you some insight into my approach to writing and my understandings. The interview starts about three minutes in.

 Press release and blog.

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