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Read what you love, whenever you can.Helen
This story sneaks up on you: It's not one of high drama, fast paced battles or bloody fights (well, not so far..). The story does have battles, but they're much more subtle: Bullies, self-doubt, the elements. The characters build, you get to know them and it suddenly occurs to you that you've been caught up in their world longer than you had planned... Amazon.co.uk Customer review
'A mix of Celia Rees and Mary Webb.' Jane Alexander, author of Walker
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Why writers have to talk to their characters
(Honestly, this is not just a way to justify why I spend so much time talking to myself.) It’s important that key characters in any story can throw the reader the occasional curve ball. It’s vital is that you, the writer, were expecting that curve ball …
All those strange words in italics: the Ilmaen Quartet dictionary, part 2
The key to understanding the languages of the Ilmaen Quartet is understanding which populations have gone, and which survived. Most nations had organised the migration of their people into cities as the most effective and efficient way to meet everyone …
All those strange words in italics: the Ilmaen Quartet dictionary, part 1
I find there’s a magic to other languages, especially those that are currently used, but alien to most western ears and so little spoken outside their own countries. Traditionally (thanks JK Rowling, Maggie Steifvater, Terry Pratchett et al.) the alter …