A Collection of Essays exploring the Myths, Magic and Mythology of the Faerie Queens
Edited by Sorita d’Este  and David Rankine.

This exceptional anthology contains eighteen essays exploring the diverse accounts and themes associated with the mysterious and captivating Faerie Queens and their influence in magic, literature and folklore.  From the Arthurian mythos to Scandinavia, from ancient Greece to Renaissance poetry and beyond, the awesome power of the Faerie Queens to inspire, challenge and transform is investigated and discussed from both scholarly and personal perspectives.

Powerful, mysterious, otherworldly, the Faerie Queens have spread their magic across Europe for many centuries, enchanting all who encounter them. From forests and lakes, mounds and mountains, the Faerie Queens emerge from the liminal places to bestow their numerous gifts (and curses) on man. Lover, shapeshifter, sorceress, prophetess, bestower of sovereignty, semi-divine ancestress, protectress of animals, collector of souls - the powers and roles of the Faerie Queens are as diverse as the folklore about them; their origins rooted deep in the legends, goddesses and beings of the ancient world.

2013, 264 pages. Paperback & Kindle editions available.
ISBN 978-1-905297-64-1
B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam

The Faerie Queens, edited by Sorita d'Este and David Rankine

  • To See a Garlanded Lady by Sorita D'este & David Rankine
    Digging Deeper: Faery Queens, Death and the Soul by Emily Carding
    Spirits at the Table: Faerie Queens in the Grimoires by Dan Harms
    Writing Faery: a Tale of Viviane by Jack Wolf
    Maids of Ice and Meadows by Cliff Seruntine
    Transatlantic Fairy Queen: Helen Adam by Katie Stewart
    Melusine: Enduring Serpentine Queen by David Rankine
    Holda: Winter's Faerie Queen by Ceri Norman
    The Skogsrå: Queen of the Wild Woods of Sweden by Helena Lundvik
    Diana's Moon Rays by Sorita D'este
    The Valkyries: Norse Fairie Queens? by Valerie Karlson
    Morveren: The Sea Queen by Dorothy Abrams
    The Transforming Illusion of Morgan Le Fay by Frances Billinghurst
    Nimue: Ambiguous Enchantress by Aili Mirage
    Cliodhna: Faerie Queen and Potent Banshee by Pamela Norrie
    Rhiannon: Faerie Queen, Mortal Throne, Divine Equine by Halo Quin
    Áine: Celtic Faerie Queen of the Summer Solstice by Joanna Rowan Mullane
    Whose Queen? by Thea Faye
    Queen of the Underworld and The Fruit of Knowledge by Felicity Fyr le Fay
    An A-Z of European Faerie Queens Conjurations from the Grimoires by David Rankine