Before the scientifically explainable world of today, we believed in miracles. Before the miracles, we believed in magic. Myths, legends and history handed down through generations of storytellers taught us lessons, gave us hope and instilled great faith. The View from the Thorn is a gathering of tales from the mists of the ancient Celtic lands of Ireland and Scotland. The poet Dunlevy tells the story of his encounter with a mythic dragon in "Drahgoon." "The Search for the Last Celt" takes us to Scotland where a hero finds a wee bit of magic can wield its way even into a king's life. In "Arielle" we meet Fergus, a foolish mortal who crosses over into the realm of elves. "The Temptation of Galahad" visits legendary Camelot to follow the gallant knight on his quest for the Grail. "Chrysalis, the Keeper of the Butterflies" tells of one faerie's battle with the evil family Shenanigan, forbidden love and the origin of the Irish people we know today. Between the larger stories are smaller ones, not of heroes and legends, but of ordinary folk and their encounters with the mysterious and sometimes even the magical.