An epic dark fantasy featuring an oppressive Celtic dictator, a sea monster unleashed and a heroic struggle to bring down both.
The Stoorworm is dark fantasy which uses some of the typical character types found in traditional folk tales, but sets them within a totalitarian society that has advanced to the stage technological development associated with the early part of the 20th Century. There is a Princess in a tower, although in this case the tower is the lighthouse, and the knight who arrives to save her comes in a submarine, rather than on a white horse. There is a naive youth who leaves home and family for what he believes to be an honourable cause, only to find himself drawn into a quest of an entirely different nature. There is a girl with a strange power who may or may not be a witch. Omnipresent throughout is the dictator Paul Marmion, manipulating events in order to advance and export his unique brand of Celtic fascism. Along the way there is an ogre, in the form of a disfigured war veteran, a deranged sorcerer, the manipulation of words into a spell that entrances the populace, and last but not least a terrible monster, brought back from extinction – the mighty Stoorworm herself.