Video Readings and Commentaries

If you’d like to get a sense of what you may find in the pages of Swarm Metamorphosis, you may enjoy this reading from the book. This video features the author reading the first few pages from Chapter 11. When this chapter opens, Astrid and her cats have been transported to the Bronze Age and the plains of Troy, and Circe the enchantress is about to discover her location. These pages introduce Circe’s home of Aeaea, as seen through the eyes Annape, a fresh water Naiad and one of Circe’s attendants. I chose it because it conveys the atmosphere of strangeness and sensuality I have tried to create around the enchantress.