In the first installment of this fantasy adventure series, we meet Irenya. A struggling new mother who is run-down and battling mental illness as well as the pressures of new motherhood. On a simple late-night grocery run in suburban Melbourne, she finds herself trapped in another world called Dar Orien and can’t get home toContinue reading “Songbird by Judith Michael (Griffinsong Trilogy Part 1)”
Hunt for Troll is mainly set in San Francisco and centres around a game software developer who is first visited in a dream from The Troll. And that’s just the start. It’s a wild ride!
Set in South Australia, this short story starts at a very bleak time for Clayton and his family. The drought has dug in deep on their family property and his older brother is gone. Clay is left feeling powerless and frustrated by his family’s reluctance to speak about emotional issues.
A book review on the gorgeous novel Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke.
Runaway Train is an ode to the ‘90s grunge music scene and road trips.
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This superbly written book centres around Esme a lonely teenage girl in a seaside town. Her mother has disappeared and is now presumed dead.
Set in a dystopian future, the novel begins with Saxon and Manny finding a young girl (Kerina) in the wasteland at the edge of their village, presumed dead. The distance between towns is large and the terrain is unforgiving. To their complete surprise the young woman is alive and despite potential ramifications for hiding rambler, they decide to take her in.
These women are old schoolfriends, who are not as close as they once were. Each of these women are intelligent and talented in different ways. All of these characters have an artistic talent, which becomes an important element of the story.
***Trigger Warning… this book review discusses child sex abuse, predators and domestic violence*** Wimmera by Mark Brandi is a period novel, set in rural Victoria in the late eighties and later in the nineties. Brandi’s novel follows two protagonists Ben and Fab, beginning year 6 of primary school. They are best friends, united against theContinue reading “Wimmera by Mark Brandi”