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 a 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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Karen Brooks is an associate professor of media studies at Southern Cross University, a columnist for the Courier-Mail, and a regular expert commentator in the media. She also writes a feature for Child magazine, and is the author of Consuming Innocence.Review:
"The first in a trilogy, there are echoes of Lord of the Rings, but this is so much easier to read. Tallow is a layered character, as is the book. Throughout this first volume, there are many surprises, twists, and turns to keep the reader hooked." —Australian Booksellers and Publishers
"Karen Brooks' novel is one that will leave you wanting more but at the same time have you questioning the depths human beings are willing to go to in order to achieve the hidden desire. . . . If you have never read a fantasy novel, Tallow is where you should start." —Fantasy Book Review
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Book Description Woolshed Press, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 9.17x1.18x6.02 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1741664357