Season’s greetings! May we wish you hours of enjoyable reading in 2012.
Here at Secret Paths we are looking forward to 2012 when we will be publishing three new books: a new science fiction tale called StoryFolk (March), the first book of the series Beyond the Face of the World, entitled Twisted Paths (June) and book three of The Storyteller’s Quest entitled The Starless Square (November).
The first two books of the Storyteller’s Quest are now available on Kindle:
The Reaches (US, UK, FR, DE, IT, ES, elsewhere)
The Keeper’s Daughter (US, UK, FR, DE, IT, ES, elsewhere)
Grossman’s novel, The Magicians, begins full of promise. The story is gripping as it follows the archetype of the boy who discovers he really is the magician he dreamed he was. There’s a magic in stories that carry their readers off to other worlds. Then the story flatten’s out… (read more)
Despite her small stature, Maryse had always been full of energy and determination. That was before the fire in which the rest of her family perished. Now she was frail and tired and hungry. Above all, she was cold, bitterly cold … (read on)
Hear also a recording of the text read by the author.
Christmas! Mary’s favourite time. Snow had fallen, muffling the world in its embrace. Yet, no wise men laboured knee-deep through the snow. Only Old Ted driving the cows into the stalls. Night fell early and the full moon rose, casting eerie shadows across the snow-covered landscape. Some whispered Christmas Eve was a time when spirits walked abroad … (read on).