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Illumination

(Published July 2012)

Illumination

Talented candlemaker. Intoxicating courtesan. Lethal assassin. Can Tallow become what she has always denied . . . or is it too late?

Against a backdrop of bloodshed and turmoil, Tallow flees the cunning Maleovellis and a city on the brink of war to enter the Limen, determined to find the Estrattore and meet her destiny.Unbeknownst to Tallow, she sets in motion forces beyond her control. From Serenissima to Farrowfare, enemies - as well as those she has always trusted - plot to ensure her compliance and, ultimately, destruction.

But in doing so, they make a fatal mistake - they underestimate her and the power she can wield.

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Votive

(Published June 2011)

Votive

La Serenissima - a beautiful but deadly city where corrupt aristocrats rule and everything, including love, has a price. Tallow is anything but a simple candlemaker and when she has everything taken away from her - friends, family, hope - all she can do to survive is rely on the Maleovellis. Casting aside the safety of her disguise, she becomes cold-hearted Tarlo, female courtesan and the toast of those who, if they knew her secret, would destroy her. But the intrigues of the Serenissian nobility are nothing against the larger forces moving within the world. And Tallow's enemies have a hidden asset: the one thing they know she cannot possibly resist.

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Tallow: The Curse Of The Bond Riders 1

(Published October 2009)

Tallow: The Curse Of The Bond Riders 1 New Book Cover

In a world of darkness, there is one who will bring light....

On the edge of a mystical border called the Limen, close to a beautiful canal-laced city, a humble candlemaker rescues a child whom he raises as his apprentice. Years pass and the child's unusual talents are revealed, the gentle art of candlemaking slowly transforming into something far more sinister.Lingering in the shadows, enemies watch and wait - a vengeful aristocrat, an exotic queen and the lethal creatures known only as the Morte Whisperers. They hunger after the child's ancient magic and will do anything to control it - betray, lie, manipulate. Even murder.

A story of intrigue, deadly magic and a love so deep it transcends life itself.

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Tallow: The Curse Of The Bond Riders 1

(Published June 2011)

Tallow: The Curse Of The Bond Riders 1

This was the new cover design for Tallow when it came out in the smaller size. It also set the theme for the rest of the books in the series.

In 2010, Tallow was short-listed for the inaugural Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and received an Honorable Mention. I was so chuffed as fantasy books don’t often gain that sort of recognition and the other books it was up against were sensational.

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Consuming Innocence: Popular Culture and Our Children

(Publised February 2008)

Consuming Innocence: Popular Culture and Our Children

What has more influence over our children: Paris Hilton, The Simpsons, Facebook, mobile phones, trendy brands, sexy media messages ... or you?

Consuming Innocence explores the complex relationship that kids - from tots and tweens to teens - have with popular culture. It considers the role popular culture and, most importantly, parents play in creating children's ideas of themselves, and fearlessly questions the involvement of the corporations that target kids and promote sexuality.

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Rifts Through Quentaris

(Published October 2009)

Rifts Through Quentaris

Adyren Worthing longed to be anything but what she is: an apprentice in the League of Bibliophiles. But master thief did not figure in her daydreams. When she is accused of stealing, no-one, not even her own family, believes her claims of innocence. Who is the real thief? To uncover the truth, she must travel to another world and discover the terrible secret of her birth.

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The Quentaris Chronicles

(Published between 2001-2004)

It's Time Cassandra Klein, Gaze of the Gorgon, The Book of Night, The Kurs of Atlantis

These are a series of fantasy adventures about a 13 year old girl named Cassandra and her best friend, 15 year old, Simon Gaterelli. They move between our world and a magical land where all the myths and legends from ancient times are real…

The Quentaris Chronicles Its Time Cassandra Klien Link The Gaze of the Gorgon link The Book of Night Link The Kurs of Atlantis
Karen Brooks

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