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The Rebirth of Rapunzel by Kate Forsyth

Fairy tales have a long and varied history, from their beginnings in an oral format, to fairy tale collectors such as The Brothers Grimm, and creators such as Hans Christian Andersen, Oscar Wilde and Charlotte-Rose de la Force, author of Persinette. Various authors and collectors have different versions of these tales stemming from different traditions… Continue reading The Rebirth of Rapunzel by Kate Forsyth

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The Mapmaker Chronicles #1 By A.L. Tait

Title: Race to the End of the Earth (The Mapmaker Chronicles #1) Author: A.L. Tait Genre: Fantasy, Children Publisher: Hachette Children’s Published: 14/10/2014 Synopsis: A map of the world? Why did the King want that? Everyone knew if you went too far in either direction you'd fall off the edge, into the jaws of Genesi,… Continue reading The Mapmaker Chronicles #1 By A.L. Tait

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The Blood of Wolves by S.D. Gentill (Sulari Gentill)

Title: The Blood of Wolves (The Hero Trilogy #3) Author: S.D. Gentill Publisher: Pantera Press Category: Fantasy/YA/Mythology Pages: 440 Available formats: Print Publication Date: 1/3/2013 Synopsis: The third and final book in the HERO TRILOGY 4 DARING YOUNG HEROES… …INSANITY… HERESY… AND A BLOODY WAR… As empires fall and are founded anew, the Herdsmen of… Continue reading The Blood of Wolves by S.D. Gentill (Sulari Gentill)

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Raelia by Lynette Noni

Title: Raelia (The Medoran Chronicles #2) Author: Lynette Noni Publisher: Pantera Press Category: Fantasy/YA Pages: 454 Available formats: Print Publication Date: 23/3/16 Synopsis: Returning for a second year at Akarnae Academy with her gifted friends, Alexandra Jennings steps back through a doorway into Medora, the fantasy world that is full of impossibilities. Despite the magical… Continue reading Raelia by Lynette Noni

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The Winter Isles by Antonia Senior

Title: The Winter Isles Author: Antonia Senior  Publisher: Atlantic Category: Historical Fiction Pages: 400 Available formats: Print Publication Date: 18/11/15 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: I am Somerled. The summer warrior. What am I, if not a warrior? In twelfth-century Scotland, far removed from the courtly manners of the Lowland, the Winter Isles are riven by vicious… Continue reading The Winter Isles by Antonia Senior

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Confused by Wanda Wiltshire

Title: Confused (Betrothed #3)  Author: Wanda Wiltshire Publisher: Pantera Press Category: Fiction Pages: 310 Available formats: Print Publication Date: 1/3/16 Synopsis: Defeated by shattering news after only just surviving the Shadow Fae, Marla abandons both Faera and her future role as Queen. With King Telophy's aid, she returns to Earth, to the human family she… Continue reading Confused by Wanda Wiltshire

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Between Enemies by Andrea Molesini

Title: Between Enemies Author: Andrea Molesini Publisher: Atlantic Category: Fiction Pages: 348 Available formats: Print Publication Date: 18/11/15 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: November 1917. When Austrian forces advance into Northern Italy, the aristocratic Spada family finds their estate requisitioned by enemy soldiers. A cruel act of violence against a group of local village girls sparks their… Continue reading Between Enemies by Andrea Molesini

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The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth

Title: The Beast’s Garden Author: Kate Forsyth Publisher: Random House Category: Fiction Pages: 512 Available formats: Print Publication Date: 3/8/15 Synopsis: ‘Ava fell in love the night the Nazis first showed their true nature to the world …’  A retelling of the Grimms' Beauty and The Beast, set in Nazi Germany. It’s August 1939 in Germany, and… Continue reading The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth

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The Lake House by Kate Morton

  The Lake House   Title: The Lake House Author: Kate Morton Publisher: Allen and Unwin Category: Fiction Pages: 596 Available formats: Print and Ebook Publication Date: 21/10/15 RRP: AU$32.99 Synopsis: A missing child.   June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party.… Continue reading The Lake House by Kate Morton

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Give the Devil His Due by Sulari Gentill.

Title: Give The Devil His Due (Rowland Sinclair #7) Author: Sulari Gentill Publisher: Pantera Press Category: Historical Fiction/Crime Pages: 384 Available formats: Print and ebook Publication Date: 1/11/15 RRP: AU$29.99 Synopsis: The 7th book in the award-winning Australian historical crime fiction Rowland Sinclair Mystery Series When Rowland Sinclair is invited to take his yellow Mercedes… Continue reading Give the Devil His Due by Sulari Gentill.