Hedstrong is a spirit, capable of using human 'hosts' to move between their world and the Real World, his invisible home. He returns one day after his host suffers an untimely death in a stately home to discover Antedote, ather spirit residing in the mansion and the pair quickly find friendship and romance...until Upstart arrives. Antedote's domineering attitude allows Upstart to win Hedstrong's affections as she leads him into the centre of a Spiritual World Council in the aviary next to the mansion. It's t long before Hedstrong finds himself caught in the midst of an uprising as he discovers a council member trying to overthrow Jenius, a ruthless dictator and the current leader of the council. Meanwhile, in the human world, the last resident Lord of the Mar befriends Phyllis, a young girl who he thinks is a witch. On his death, she becomes a volunteer involved with The National Trust, purchasers of the mansion, its contents and estate. But all is t as it seems, and Phyllis soon begins to communicate with the spirits, much to their anyance. Along with two incent trust workers, the humans are caught in the middle of the spirit uprising. Lives will be lost in both worlds, but with Jenius protected by his 'Thought Processor Force', can they succeed? The Real World is an adult fantasy vel that questions modern life. Set against the background of a National Trust estate, this is a lighthearted story that will appeal to fans of fantasy fiction.
After editing a student magazine, during a subsequent legal career, Roy Hewetson's writing included non-fiction features and full length works on artistic design, health, business topics and property purchase. He has recorded promotional tapes and political broadcasts surrounding two parliamentary campaigns, and in 2002 saw a change to fictional work including editing, short stories and poetry.