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After Five Years The Second Edition Of ‘Mihte’s Quest: Kid’s In The Underworld’ has been published.
After a short time in publication the book was withdrawn in 2009 so the author could retain his IP and develop a Children’s animated television series pilot called Mihte Lugh the Shining One. The series is a sequel to the book and involves five kids defending the underworld from Balor of the Evil Eye.

Synopsis:
Three children move to the country after being left home alone. One day while messing around on the river they are attacked by swans and are swallowed by the river. The end up abducted by Balor to work in his hideous mines.
Our heroes would have none of it and escape into the desert. Hadi rescues them and takes them to the Oracle who writes everyone’s fate. He sets them on a dangerous quest in a war raven world to recover seven pearls using seven riddles. In this Lord of the Rings fairy world they soon are meeting monsters, druids and getting involved in the raging war. We soon find out who is “Mihte” the prophesied One who will bring an end to the troubles.

Mihte’s Quest: Kids in the Underworld
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Adventure, Fairytale
ASIN: B00GFEQK5E

Exerts:
1. The children arrive at the city of Seeliemeet on the houyhnhnms and a large crowd gathers to see the strange humans.
Elphin shouted loudly to the assembly, “Everyone! The first Minister’s coming!” He stayed on his horse, hoping to use the advantage of his elevation to look for his family in the crush. He thought they may have seen him and might come to him. Sadly, he needed to step upon the trampled field, without the success of a family reunion. As he stood beside his towering horse the crowds parted to make way for the leader of Seelieland.
Elphin said to his fellows as the reception party approached. “You’re greatly honoured that His Humbleness the first Minister has come to greet us.
Is he a king?” Jamie turned with a frown.
No! Goodness gracious me!” Elphin looked shocked. “We’re democrats, unlike the Unseelie. To be a member of parliament you must show humility to everyone and not draw a salary greater than the poorest in the land. It’s a great trial and only exceptional people seek election.
Oh!
Sometimes an MP will resign for breaking his oath of humility or poverty. Hush! Here they come.

2. When the children take refuge in the Sacred Grove. An underground city where the druids take refuge. They meet the Grand High Worshipful Lord Edris founder of the Druids. 
The old man looked into the air and addressed the newcomers. “Who are you?
Jack’s party looked at each other, not knowing who should answer first. The old man tilted his head and scanned the strangers.
Jamie fiddled with his clothes and nervously scratched. “Er… we were sent with a riddle!
Tut-tut! Yes, come out with it!
Hmm… ‘Fear not the forest beasts.’
Who are you? Who sent you?” the chief Dryad interrupted.
I’m Jamie; this is Jack, my brother,” he pointed, “Ellie, my sister, and these two are our guides. We come from the Oracle.
That’s different. You should’ve said. I’m Edris, Master of the knowledge of the Heavens and the Arts of Time. We’ve been here since the Romans drove us beneath the earth and men forgot and returned to worshipping humans, artefacts, and images.” He dropped his sullen head.
Jamie and Jack nodded as if they understood him.

Book reviews
Review by Jennifer Maughan – Book viewers.org
“Mihte’s Quest is a thrilling adventure… with identifiable main characters and a pantheon of magical beings….it will satisfy every lover of good fantasy.”

Review by Amanda Killgore – Huntress Reviews
“Accessible to younger children, but readable enough for even adults.”

Review by Elrod Stanton (Author)
“The book is well written.”

Deborah Hockenberry - Deb’s Book Reviews
“Lookman leads us step by step through this magical world and is right beside us through all of Jamie, Jack and Ellie’s adventures.  This is a book that fantasy lovers everywhere will want to read!”

Nichola Oliver, Waterstones Bookshop
“I really enjoyed this story. It is full of great imagination and it shows how children see a situation and turn it into a great adventure. If you like manga, you will enjoy this book!”

Kids Know Stuff Website
“Mihte’s Quest is a really good book.”

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PRODUCED BY: Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Vibeke Windeløv 

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EUROPEAN ACTOR
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DOOD VAN EEN SCHADUW (Death of a Shadow)
DIRECTED BY: Tom Van Avermaet
Belgium/France 
2012, 20 min, fiction 

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UK 

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Catherine Deneuve 

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Ada Solomon 

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LA CAGE DORÉE (The Gilded Cage) 
Portugal/France, 90 min
DIRECTED BY: Ruben Alves 
WRITTEN: Ruben Alves, Jean-André Yerlès, Hugo Gélin

THE BOY WHO WOULD BE THE SUN

Mihte’s Quest: Kids in the Underworld is the story based on authentic legends of Lugh the most important of the Fairies. He eventually becomes the King of the Fairies.

In the Arthurian Knight’s stories, Arthur, both boy and man is based on the same benevolent character as Lugh. Instead of just creating fiction, I have developed a book series that follows a contemporary life of mankind’s saviour.

If you have not guessed it yet, Lugh is born on the shortest day of the year and hides away until he is strong enough to challenge winter and usher spring.

I have three books so far published that enter the Celtic world of the druids as no one has before. That was a world of cycles and not linear like ours there was no concept of perpetual progress.

The first book follows Jack’s realisation that he is special not an ordinary human boy, but something else. Written mainly for kid’s it is a dark fantasy, which includes many familiar characters from mythology and some new ones. If it sparks debate and understanding of that pre Roman world, it will do its job.

Having spent many years researching prophesies and Celtic myths I have just re-released on ‘Mihte’s Quest: Kid’s in the Underworld’ on Kindle. It will be on Special Offer from 5th to 11th December 2013

Beyond Mihte’s Quest

There has been frustration and a fundamental failure to enter the Celtic fairy world for centuries. I know of Celtic scholars and filmmakers who have failed to get the message out there. We have a developed animated kid’s television series pilot that has attracted interest from many broadcasters. We intend to make a feature from the book soon.

So over the next few weeks these later books will be on offer.

Mihte Lugh’s Challenge: Can Jack defeat Balor of the Evil Eye? 10th to 16th December 2013

Mihte Lugh’s Return: Arthur Unmasked 13th to 19th December 2013

Mihte Lugh Series

Since the start of time the Fairies have existed, but not as you think

We have discovered the Truth from recent research.

To find out more read the below series of books about the greatest of the fairies Lord Lugh. Lugh means “Shining.”  He posses four ‘Jewels of the Land’ from his intended, the Stone of Destiny, Assal his Spear, Excalibur his Sword. The last he receives when he grows up to become “Lugh of the Long Arm”, it is a Cornucopia, which is sometimes a bowl, and sometimes a Cow, or a Sow.

Through insight, we are able to recreate this dark world of angelic forces, a world locked in an incessant war, which drives the Wheel of Life around and keeps the humans and all life safe. However, there are forces in the trinity too terrible to contemplate such as “Balor of the Evil Eye” who seeks the opposite to both Lughs.

The story of the birth of Lugh

How does the sun survive winter? The search for the child who is spring. 

Mihte Lugh's Challenge
Like the mouse and the elephant a boy does battle with the titanic giant of winter.

Mihte Lugh Returns
What if the druids returned to save us from ourselves. Comic and fateful.

Mihte Lugh Series

We are publishing a second edition of ‘Mihte’s Quest: Kids in the Underworld’ as an eBook. It is a template for the film script. An editor is currently proofing the eBook prior to publication on Amazon. In the intervening years, two more books have been written and we hope they will also be published before the end of the year.
This project has created a completely new sub genre. It is based on surviving druidic oral traditions, which enable us to view the world as it appeared to people in prehistoric times. This is completely unlike medieval version found in Malory’s Mort D’Arthur. We hope to create a contemporary set film series from our research.
Synopses
Mihte’s Quest: Kids in the Underworld (book)
A timid boy called Jack dreams of superherodom. While boating on a river with his siblings swans attack them and they sink through the riverbed to a fairy underworld. Balor-of-the-Evil-Eye enslaves them. They escape and are taken to the Oracle who sets them on a quest to prove which of them is Mihte?
Mihte Lugh: the Shining One (TV Pilot)
Jack or Lugh who represents spring leads his siblings Jamie and Ellie, and real his brothers Haw and Rowan in a battle to control Balor-of-the-Evil-Eye (winter sun)
Mihte Lugh’s Challenge: Can Jack defeat Balor-of-the-Evil-Eye (book)
After three years of training, the Oracle sends Jack on a mission with his triplet brothers. It goes disastrously wrong and they face all kinds of perils and dangers until he finally discovers his powers and puts an end to winter.
Mihte Lugh Returns: Arthur Unmasked (book)
Jack returns home to the Earth’s surface, there is an emergency — a plague is spreading across the globe. Jack does not believe it is a plague. With his underworld friends, they discover something worse. To solve the problem the druids rebuild Stonehenge and we discover its real purpose.

MIPCOM 2014 in Cannes

MIPCOM 2014 in Cannes

If you wondered where your television programmes come from, including all those feature films you missed at the cinema. Well the Palais de Festivals in Cannes is it is it. Here the deals are made and broadcasters get a chance to choose what you watch.

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