The Druid’s Tune

First edition Viking Kestrel, hardcover and trade paperback, 1983; Puffin mass market paperback, 1984 (Canada, USA, UK, Eire, Australia and New Zealand);HarperCollins Canadian edition, mass market paperback, 1994; revised edition,Penguin Canada, trade paperback, 2004

Winner, Young Adult Canadian Book of the Year Award, 1984
Short-listed Ruth Schwartz Award, 1984

OR Melling’s classic fantasy adventure. Out of the swirling mists of time and magic, three figures into the battle camp of the Celtic warrior-queen Maeve. One is a Druid, a dark-spirited wizard seeking the source of his powerp; the other two are a sister and brother from modern-day Canada. Battles erupt, treachery abounds, and death threatens on every side.

A crackling good story in the tradition of CS Lewis.
Peter Carver, Quill & Quire

There is a tradition of high fantasy to which OR Melling’s first novel belongs.
Times Colonist