Mike Anthony paints a broad canvas of intrigue and romance on the majestic north coast of Cornwall, England in the late nineteen seventies, although the story begins some five-hundred years earlier. The Kevrinek series follows the adventures of Jon Penryn, a gifted but insecure musician and writer. News of his Father’s death brings Jon back to Cornwall after three years of self-imposed exile. The ancestral home, Chy Nans, lies abandoned, buried in deep snow above the mysterious valley of Kevrinek … the secret place. Coming face to face with a life he left behind was always destined to be traumatic, especially when wounds of a deep love are painfully reopened.
The brutal reality he encounters on his return is far from what Jon had in mind. Any prospect of reconciliation he’d anticipated in ‘The Homecoming’ is overtaken by a chain of events that draw him into a search for monastic treasure, sleeping since the time of the Dissolution of the monasteries. Sinister and awesome secrets come to light in ‘Chamber of the Dead’, eclipsing Jon’s uneasy fixation with the beautiful Kerensa, the love of his life, although it soon transpires that she has other ideas.
When a gateway into the dark labyrinth below the old house is inadvertently revealed, evidence of a violent and tragic past making him reassess priorities, a hint of treasure emerging with stories to tell, enlightenment surely to be found beyond the Great Wall … or is this just in Jon’s vivid imagination?
An irresistible backdrop of the beautiful, wild, unforgiving Cornish coast and the wide, bleak moors are a stage where danger, intrigue, passion and the power of music intertwine in this very English mystery drama series. Thinking to seek respite from the dark secrets below Chy Nans, Jon’s focus is drawn to the softer, south coast of Cornwall, only to find deeper mysteries, astounding discoveries and earth-shattering romance in the ‘Kingdom of the South’.
Majestic music brings him face to face with the serene Iso Pencarrow, destiny drawing them together in physical, spiritual and musical perfection as if as if scripted, written in the very stars. Undeniable synchronicity discovers ‘The Penkevil Connection’, ribbons of intrigue drifting through the centuries from the Renaissance, entwining with the dark mysteries that continue to emerge in the valley of Kevrinek and late medieval Chy Nans.
Ultimately, the journey will take Jon to the Vatican City and beautiful Rome, gripped by fear amidst political upheaval under the constant shadow of the Red Brigade, danger ever-present. Unlocking the past has inevitable consequences and there is always a price to pay. Death, greed, danger, tragedy and sadness stalk Jon Penryn. Will Illumination, glorious music, breath-taking love and passion for Cornwall, his Cornwall, be enough to tip the balance? The trembling orientation in book one builds as the gateway opens wide in the second, revealing a world that perhaps should have remained hidden, the drama and passion of three and four, when the characters take over completely, will culminate in the final saga, the dark secrets of Kevrinek laid bare late in 2021, with audio versions with complete musical soundtrack to follow .