• Fiona McIntosh: Voyager Author of the Month

    Fiona McIntosh was born and raised in Sussex in the UK, but also spent early childhood years in West Africa. She left a PR career in London to travel and settled in Australia in 1980. She has since roamed the world working for her own travel publishing company, which she runs with her husband. She lives in Adelaide with her husband and twin sons. Her website is at www.fionamcintosh.com.

    Her latest book, The Scrivener's Tale, is a stand-alone and takes us back to the world of Morgravia from her very first series, The Quickening:

    About The Scrivener's Tale:

    In the bookshops and cafes of present-day Paris, ex-psychologist Gabe Figaret is trying to put his shattered life back together. When another doctor, Reynard, asks him to help with a delusional female patient, Gabe is reluctant... until he meets her. At first Gabe thinks the woman, Angelina, is merely terrified of Reynard, but he quickly discovers she is not quite what she seems.

    As his relationship with Angelina deepens, Gabe's life in Paris becomes increasingly unstable. He senses a presence watching and following every move he makes, and yet he finds Angelina increasingly irresistible.

    When Angelina tells Gabe he must kill her and flee to a place she calls Morgravia, he is horrified. But then Angelina shows him that the cathedral he has dreamt about since childhood is real and exists in Morgravia.

    A special 10th Anniversary edition of her first fantasy book, Myrren's Gift, will be released in December!



Fallon Friday: Return to Ranadon…

For reasons that will become obvious next year sometime, I am currently re-reading the Second Sons Trilogy (Lion of Senet, Eye of the Labyrinth and Lord of the Shadows).

I haven’t touched this series for years … literally. Between the prequel for the Demon Child series (the Hythrun Chronicles – Wolfblade, Warrior and Warlord) and finishing off the Tide Lords (The Immortal Prince, The Gods of Amyrantha, The Palace of Impossible Dreams and The Chaos Crystal), I’ve not spared the series a thought, unless a fan emails me with a question.

So … what’s it feel like to read through it again? Surprisingly satisfying, I have to say. It’s not perfect (nothing ever is), but it’s the best I could do at the time, and I can live with the results.

I made a promise to myself when I decided to get serious about this writing gig, that I would only write stuff I wanted to read. Stuff I would enjoy. It’s a huge relief to find I am enjoying it. I have sufficient distance now, that I’m not editing in my head, or even remembering what happens next (seriously … I really have put it out of my head).

It’s a little bit like meeting up with an old friend you haven’t seen for years, and discovering that even though you know them very well, there are the occasional surprising things about them that you’ve forgotten.

As for the reason… no, I’m not writing another series in that world (at least not yet), but I do have to revisit it for an anthology, so there will be something there for fans who nag me incessantly about when I’m going back to Ranadon…

You know, now I think I have a title, too 🙂

Jennifer Fallon

Waiting for The Chaos Crystal to come out? In the mean time, visit Jennifer’s website or the Message Board at Voyager Online.

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