Book 2 of The Darkling Duology - The Dark Cluster is now 58K. Aiming for winter 21/22 publication.
The Light Wielders 1St Draft complete!
Aiming for summer/autumn publication.
The fate of all magic rests in the hands of four strangers…
In Jumali, a landscape of tiny farming villages isolated against thick jungle, magic is scattered and fuelled by light. Angkasa is a light wielder but sees only the limitations imposed by the deformity of her arm. But when two strangers arrive with rumours of light wielders being kidnapped and of a creature that kills, hiding in her village is no longer an option.
Seeking help from the fabled Tenpat Temple is her only choice, accompanying the strangers who face their own worries. But the temple doesn’t bring the hope they long for, only a fourth stranger and the knowledge that their journey has only just begun…
With a creature that feeds on magic one step behind them, these four must join forces and learn to trust themselves and each other before magic is permanently extinguished from their world – and all the lights blink out.
The Shard - available now!
She must embrace her hated magic, or the world will be enveloped in darkness.
Nalani has a unique Gift, but she considers it a curse. Believing it drove away her beloved father literally and her mother emotionally, she lives a lonely life doing what she can to help others. When the Gift suddenly demands that she journey to the mainland, the chance for escape, for a new life and purpose, beckons. And with both hands, she grabs for it.
As dark energy sweeps across the land, twisting children into violent, tortured Darklings she searches for answers and a way to be rid of her Gift. She struggles to settle into her new life in the city of Karas, feeling alienated and alone. She discovers more questions than answers when she stumbles across an old secret. A secret the ruthless Captain Galena of the Dark Patrol will stop at nothing to hide. With the help of those she encounters including a Darkling boy and Luca, a young man whose research seems to hold the key, Nalani sets out on a path that will forever change her life. But will she figure out all of the answers, including ones shadowed inside herself, before the darkness overpowers them all?
Review of The Shard
'Let me start by saying: I thoroughly enjoyed this book! This is an incredibly well written beautiful, absolutely amazing story. It is about acceptance and coming to terms with the talents - gifts - you are granted. It is about friendship and trust.
The writing style truly brings you into the story and plays with your imagination. I had such vivid images of the city and the surroundings I almost forgot I was lounging in my reading chair and indeed not climbing the roofs myself!
I would love to argue with anyone daring to say it had a slow start, I think it had exactly the beginning it needed. We get to know Nalani, her character and what drives her. The beginning chapters are essential to the whole story and I wouldn’t take anything away from them to fasten the pace… The pace doesn’t need to be fastened!
The descriptions, the actions, the dialogues - everything pulled me in and engulfed me.
I love Nalani’s character. Strong, independent black girl discovering her destiny! I loved the way her character was subtly, carefully and lovingly brought into awareness. I loved her growth. There’s not much I didn’t like about her. Honesty, she is the perfect protagonist playing a perfect role in a perfect story.' -5* Review by Victoria Liiv, Author of Hell and Highwater
Review of The Shard
'I thoroughly enjoyed many aspects of this book and would read it again. I had mixed feelings about the main character, though she experienced good growth, and I liked her a lot by the end.
The supporting characters were excellent. While I found the story started a little slow, by the third chapter I was getting more interested, and before halfway through I found the story very compelling. I would read this again and would recommend it to friends..' -4* Review by Ali Ings, Author of The Forest Guardians series.
Review of The Shard
'Loved this book
The story moved right along and it drew me into the pages, I lost track of time . Plan to read the next.' 5* Review by Jennifer Rickard, Author of Wake Up (The Friends Series Bk 1)
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