“For over forty years, Peter Quiller has had a significant relationship with the Person or Being or Energy he chose to call ‘Merlin’. Has Merlin just led him on a ‘merry dance’?
Or did he inspire a sacred quest, such as that for a Grail, a Golden Fleece, or a Round Table? Or is Merlin a tantalising, multi-faceted father-figure, leading him ever onward to the threshold of his own core reality: Peter the Immortal?!
Ultimately, each reader of the Chronicles must decide. All that is certain is that this epic journey, with its startling discoveries, engrossing personalities, dead-ends, re-thinks, revelations, researches and speculations… is as enthralling and multi-dimensional as Lord of the Rings. Except this is not Middle-earth. This saga is set in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Mid-Wales and other very tangible locations, and is experienced by a real family, their friends and acquaintances, in flesh and blood, here and now.
I urge all open-minded seekers and pilgrims to dive headlong into the whole series of Chronicles…”
7th March 2018
"This remarkable book reveals the ultimate reality that now lies within our reach."
Sir George Trevelyan (About Merlin The Immortal)
“Having just been in the process of working my way through the first of Peter Quiller’s Chronicles, I am once again fired up and excited by his work. I have read most of Peter’s earlier Merlin books, but somehow the ‘Chronicles’ take things to the next level, fill in the gaps, and gives us the story behind the scenes so to speak. It’s exactly where I would have wanted Merlin Awakens to pick up from had there been a sequel, and in a way, here it is: only expanded and maybe even better.
The great thing about the Chronicles too, is that they bring everything bang up to date. I have for so many years been wondering: yes, but what happened next? And now, finally, I can begin to find out. What began with an energy or entity (The Merlin energy, or The Magician), making itself known to Peter, and he becoming a channel for it, leading to all kinds of synchronicities, adventures and extraordinary information being uncovered; now becomes a quest concerning The Round Table and the very Matter of Britain itself. We journey with Peter and his family, as they follow where the mystery and the Magician’s hints and tips lead, and discover that not only is this a fascinating and enlightening journey, but one which is deeply relevant for our times.
If you’re a fan of John and Caitlin Matthews, R J Stewart, Courtney Davis, Jack Gale, Paul Weston, Hamish Miller and Paul Broadhurst, Andy Collins’ early questing books, or any, and all things Arthurian, then read the Chronicles, and follow Peter and his family on their adventures across the land. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed...”
14th April 2018
My promise to tell you how I experienced your Chronicles has hovered in my mind for the last few days. I have now read Chronicles 1 and 2 and just ordered for printing the numbers 3, 4 and 5. Every day I try to read at least for an hour or so: I want to do this with a bit of discipline so that I do not lose the feeling of the quest you were (and still are) in. The first thing that I want to tell you is I am in awe. I feel the dedication in every sentence I read. You must have written down your findings securely, to be able to tell it in such a comprehensible fashion, for it is a vast collection of experiences over a long period of time. What a huge amount of information and even more coming up: I feel like a person in a sweet-shop! I am in awe of your sincerity, your down-to-earth attitude and your way of sensing ‘M’, the earth and the inspirations given. You probably had times of not really knowing and even certain doubts, but even so, I sense a strong power.
I am happy to read that the insights, certain conclusions about the state of the world and her people mirror my own. It seems that an honest and a warm hearted exploration of the earth’s distortions and problems comes down to the confusing conclusion that we are being ‘hacked’ (so to speak, in computer terms) or are we hacking ourselves? We Earthlings have to find our way back to a deeper connection with our Mother planet, our own link with the heart of the cosmos and the responsibility to do something about it, without activating the polarity, which feeds the distortion itself. I am not knowledgeable about dowsing the earth or your talent in feeling and sensing the landscape. I am more of an ‘over-sensitive’, and through this method I am finding my way back to a connection with the earth. I still feel that I am missing something though. I suppose I am more of a seer. Through that art I keep seeing you as one of the last Giants protecting this land and infusing it with light, love and knowledge. I do not know if it is a symbolic picture or that you really have been one of the last Giants in what now is England. What a marvellous, stunning, large Round Table you found! I knew it was somewhere in the landscape of England, but this I would not have guessed. Beautiful! What majesty!
I am further in awe of your wife who is absolutely admirable in sustaining, activating, sensing, supporting you in this extraordinary quest. How would this quest have gone, without such a partner?"
Netherlands - 21st August 2018
"Whether you believe in the existence of Merlin or not, his guidance rings true. It is predictably wise, enlightening, inspiring and timely."
I am an historian by inclination and training. It follows that I enjoy books, which tell me all kinds of interesting things and give me surprises of the ‘Well, I didn't know that!’ variety. However, one legacy of having read so much over the years (because I had to at university and then through choice) means I have become ruthlessly intolerant of some tomes. It is generally because the writer is trying some kind of ‘tricksy style’, such as writing in the present tense. Is the author afraid what he or she is saying won't stand up to scrutiny? Books of that type I abandon very quickly.
I felt I needed to offer my reading credentials first, so what I say next is fully appreciated. When I received The First Chronicle by Peter Quiller, I read and I read and I read. And then I read some more: 'nuff said?
The First Chronicle is a lovingly and carefully curated saga - and I use that word advisedly. Accompanied by Peter, his family, photographs, drawings and maps, the reader is taken on an exploration of large chunks of the British Isles. In the past the author has had some truly wonderful spiritual encounters (I won't give away the plot!) and this book tells of his journeyings across our landscape to try and make sense of what he had already learned.
Humans may be doing their best at the moment to wreck the landscape but our country has many lessons to teach us. Many parts of the ‘natural’ geography are far from accidental. Locations of later man-made buildings, such as churches, are merely marking places of much older energy and spirituality. Monuments such as Stonehenge and Avebury have their own stories to tell. What we see around us, along with the ground beneath our feet, can teach us many lessons. What is in plain sight is often ignored because we have almost lost touch with the knowledge and wisdom by which our ancestors lived so long ago. Just in time, writers like Peter Quiller are sharing their very personal experiences and observations so that we can all learn. Late in the day, we are realising how the materialistic dream isn't all that it was cracked up to be. In this book, we can start working out a new way.
Here is one deceptively simple example of learning from what we see all the time. Vet turned best-selling writer of several hilarious books, James Herriot observed in one of his accounts that ‘cats are connoisseurs of comfort’: too true, as the slave of any cat will tell us. Dogs appreciate the finer snuggles of life as well; but having read The First Chronicle, I will never look at a cat or a dog settling for forty winks in quite the same way. Watching his own pets bedding down brought the author to the sudden realisation that each animal is responding to the energy vortex which is around it. Our four-legged friends have much sharper senses than we mere humans possess. With our currently-dulled faculties, we are missing what is under our very noses! Reading the First Chronicle will help to dispel the mists which currently swirl around us.
The First Chronicle by Peter Quiller is a book, an odyssey and a learning curve rolled up in a whole, which wears its research and scholarship gracefully and invites you to join in an ongoing process. I hope you will take up the invitation.