21st October 2014
(I apologise to my sister Helen for the keniptions this will cause her)
Seriously, don’t threaten a writer if you don’t want the entire f-ing world to know about it!
More to follow. Possibly.
It’s been an interesting year. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read my scribbles. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Continue reading
I’ve just spent an hour carefully crafting a book review and all of it has disappeared when I press publish!
Beginning to get slightly miffed about this happening all the damn time.
And it’s been so good for me.
Eleanor is expecting a high level assignment straight from school, but when she receives a lowly post in a remote town her hopes are disappointed. Brought up in the Empire, where all children go to live in schools almost immediately after birth, families don’t exist and everyone has a place assigned to them based on their abilities, Eleanor has never known anything different. Her talents have been honed by the mysterious Leban, and when, disappointment arrives she seeks him out in the cave he calls home. Leban isn’t in but a book he left for Eleanor sparks a new idea.
Eleanor leaves school to become an Assassin.
Thus begins the adventure.
I quite enjoyed this novel; the character of Eleanor grew on me as she developed from a spoilt and cossetted school girl to an Assassin used to starvation and hard work. The world is well drawn and intriguing, with bits of the Empires history, politics and future mentioned which whet the appetite. The writing style was a little clunky at first but became more fluent as the novel progressed.
A YA fantasy I recommend and an author to watch.