There is a ghost trapped in the Valley of the River Fowey. For two thousand years he has tried to speak, to share his tale. He contacts a local teacher called Andrew, who writes down the story of his brief life as a healer and the secret he brings. The ghost has a quest – to mend the ancient Dragon Line, an energy line connecting the living matrix of earth energy. It is broken – and Andrew must mend it.
The ghost of a fifteen year old boy, called Fintan, tells of an ancient matrix of energy hidden in the earth, its existence and purpose all but forgotten. Andrew explores the twin strands of the dragon, named ‘The Michael and Mary Line’, which pass through Cornwall, a land steeped in history and mystery since the dawn of time. Here the line passes through the valley of the River Fowey and the Mary Line passes through the church of St. Bartholomew in the town of Lostwithiel, where Andrew lives.
Energy Vampires is the first book in an historical fantasy from Simon Mitchell. The story is woven into the real history of the Fowey Valley in Cornwall. It takes place over a 2000 year timespan. Combining historical events with fictional plot lines gives the novel roots in a special place. It allows the author to share his enjoyment of the unique nature of the Fowey River Valley in a riveting adventure.