• 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!

     

     

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Fallon Friday: What’s a blurb between friends …

The US edition of The Gods of Amyrantha is due out in a couple of weeks. This is the blurb:

How do you go about killing yourself when you are an immortal? Is it even possible? Jennifer Fallon explores this tantalizing puzzle in The Gods of Amyrantha, the second in her Tide Lords series.

The Tide is turning and the Tide Lords’ powers are returning with it. Cayal, the Immortal Prince, hero of legend, was thought to be only a fictional character.

Cayal sure wishes that he was a piece of fiction—anything that would help him shuffle off this mortal coil. But even though he longs for a final death, things in the world keep pulling him back. Such as Arkady Desean, an expert on the legends of the Tide Lords who has discovered the truth about Cayal…and captured his heart.

Yes, the Tide Lords will walk upon the earth once more and, with the power that surges through the cosmos, stand poised to wreak havoc on all that humans hold dear. Cayal will have to decide if he wants to go on living just a little longer and if he is willing to risk his fellow immortals’ wrath in order to save the world.

I have no idea who penned this, BTW.

This is the Aussie blurb for the same book:

Arkady is exiled to the repressive Torlenian capital, where she makes some unexpected friends and some powerful enemies, all of whom seem bent on using her to wreak vengeance on each other.

Things are not going smoothly for Declan Hawkes, the King’s Spymaster, either, and not just because the Empress of the Five Realms has turned up in Caelum with her family. Jaxyn Aranville is determined to quash any opposition to his plans for the Glaeban throne and Arkady’s husband, the Duke of Lebec, is in his way.

And in the stark deserts of Torlenia, a meeting between two powerful Tide Lords could put to rest eight thousand years of enmity … or not …

Fascinating differences, I thought. I’d be interested in your thoughts about the differences between the two…

Jennifer Fallon lives in Alice Springs, Australia. She is the author of three trilogies: The Demon Child, The Second Sons and The Hythrun Chronicles, as well as the Tide Lord quartet. She is published in the UK, US and in many translations.

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The Tide Lords Pronunciation Guide: Part Three

Here’s the final part of the Tide Lords Pronunciation Guide – so now you have no excuse for mis-pronouncing names when reading The Chaos Crystal!

Lebec           

(le-BECK)                                      Province and city in northern Glaeba. Ancestral home of the Desean family                             

Lukys

(Loo-Kiss)

AKA The Scholar

 Tide Lord

Lyna

(Lee-nah)

AKA The Betrayer

Lesser Immortal

Maralyce

(Marra-leese)

AKA The Seeker

Tide Lord

Mathu

(Math-you)

Crown Prince of Glaeba

Human

Medwen

(Med-win)

AKA The Artisan

Lesser Immortal

Nyah

(Nigh-ah)

Crown Princess of Caelum

Human

Pellys

(Pell-iss)

AKA The Recluse

Father of Elyssa and Tryan

Tide Lord

Rance

(Rance)

AKA The Hangman

Lesser Immortal

Shalimar Hawkes

(Shall-e-mah Hawks)

Declan’s Grandfather

Tidewatcher (Half human/half immortal)

Stellan Desean

(Stell-an De-shawn)

Duke of Lebec

Human

Syrolee

(Seer-row-lee)

AKA Empress of the Five Realms. Mother of Elyssa and Tryan. Stepmother of Rance and Krydence

Lesser Immortal

Taryx

(Tarrax)

AKA The Manipulator

Lesser Immortal

Tassie

(Taz-ee)

Slave in the Lebec Palace

Canine Crasii

Tiji

(Tee-Gee)

Glaeban spy

Chameleon Crasii

The final book in the Tide Lords quartet by Jennifer Fallon is out SOON. The Chaos Crystal hits shelves in early December … you could win an advance copy by taking part in the competition at www.voyageronline.com.au but be quick – it closes at midday tomorrow.

Visit Jennifer Fallon’s website.

The Tide Lords Pronunciation Guide: Part Two

Cydne Medura  

(Syd-nee Med-oora)

 Senestran doctor

Human

Daly Bridgeman  

(Dally Bridge-man)

Retired King’s spymaster

Human   

Declan Hawkes   

(Deck-lan Hawks)

 The King’s Spymaster

 Human

Diala  

(Dee-allah)

AKA The High Priestess of the Tide, AKA The Minion  Maker

Lesser Immortal

Elyssa

(Ell-issa)

AKA The Immortal Maiden. AKA The Mother (among the Crasii)

 Tide Lord

Engarhod

(En-gar-odd)

AKA Emperor of the Five Realms

Father of Rance and Krydence. Stepfather of Elyssa  and Tryan.

Lesser Immortal

Enteny

(Ent-any)

King of Glaeba

Human

Fliss

(Fliss)

Cayal’s half-human daughter

Tidewatcher (Half human/half immortal)

Glaeba

(Glay-ba)

Country in northern hemisphere of Amyrantha.

Separated by the Great Lakes from Caelum

Herino

(Hair-reno)

Capital of Glaeba.

Located on an island in the Lower Oran, the largest of the Great Lakes

Inala

(In-allah)

Queen of Glaeba

Human

Jaxyn

(Jack-sin)

AKA Lord of Temperance

Tide Lord

Jaxyn Aranville

 

(Jack-sin Aran-vil)

Lebec’s Kennel Master

Human

Kentravyon

(Ken-tray-vee-on)

AKA The Sleeper

Tide Lord

Krydence

(Cry-dense)

AKA The Judge

Lesser Immortal

Kylia Debrell

(Kye-Lee-ah De-Brell

Niece of Stellan Desean, Duke of Lebec

Human

Kinta

(Kin-Tah)

AKA The Charioteer

Lesser Immortal

Look our for L – T (part three) where it ends, later this week.

The final book in the Tide Lords quartet by Jennifer Fallon is out in just a few weeks. The Chaos Crystal hits shelves in early December … you ccould win an advance copy by taking part in the competition at www.voyageronline.com.au

Visit Jennifer Fallon’s website.