Godwin published his first novel DARKER PLACES in 1973. This
was followed by A MEMORY OF LIONS, a novel of the Norman-Saxon
conflict during the conquest. Collaborating with
Marvin Kaye he wrote THE MASTERS OF SOLITUDE and later
WINTERMIND. Godwin and Kaye proved a fruitful collaboration,
producing A COLD BLUE LIGHT, a novel of the supernatural.
In 1980 he published the first of
his Arthurian novels, FIRELORD which he followed with BELOVED
EXILE, a novel of Guinivere after Arthur’s
death and providing a new slant on early Saxon laws and
customs through Guinevere’s eyes. By then Godwin
had learned considerably more of the Faerie tradition in
Britain and published THE LAST RAINBOW, a novel of Saint
Patrick among the Prydn, called Faerie by others but in
reality a fading race of nomadic sheep herders just trying
In 1988 the year of copious Robin
Hood interest, Godwin published SHERWOOD, a novel of Robin
Hood but set a century earlier at the time of the Norman
Conquest. The book well enough for him to write ROBIN
AND THE KING, Robin’s relationship to William II
after the conqueror’s death.
Also in that year he published his
controversial WAITING FOR THE GALACTIC BUS, followed by
a sequel, THE SNAKE OIL WARS,to date his two favorite volumes.
This was followed by LORD OF SUNSET, a novel of HAROLD
II, the last Saxon king of England and his enduring love
not only of country but for Edith, his wife who was with
him at the last day, the battle of Hastings. Th is was
followed by THE LOVERS, the story of Gareth MacDuimuid,
the Irish follower of Arthur who also went to Brittany
to fight with Trystan against Clovis and his Franks.
Currently, along with numerous short
stories, Godwin has written THE PIPER’S SONG, the
story of Jamie MacAngus and Lyriane from the limbo world
of faerie. He is currently at work on a third volume
in the GALACTIC BUS series, IS THERE A GOD IN THE HOUSE?