This is a unique work of meta-fiction that re-evaluates the relationship between reader and author. In his short stories and scattered yet enlightening ramblings, Colm Breathnach and his central character, Aodh de Ráth – also a writer – create a world where the writer is king. A continuous story is told, almost like a novel. This is the writer’s world, he is the master and the domain of his power encompasses not only the book’s characters but also the reader. This masterly use of metafiction ensures a new and different experience for the reader.