Freyja and the Brisingamen Necklace – J.C. Enno

Freyja and the Brisingamen Necklace – J.C. Enno

Based on Norse mythology, the children’s book Freyja and the Brisingamen Necklace (self-published by J. C. Enno) is an enchanting and engaging tale of adventure, destiny and courage. When her twin brother succumbs to a mysterious disease that threatens all the...
Eggshell Skull – Bri Lee

Eggshell Skull – Bri Lee

I confess I bought Eggshell Skull ( Allen & Unwin Books 2018) way back in winter when I heard Bri Lee speak at the Maleny Celebration of Books, and then I brought it home and in the months since, it has sat on my bedside table, in my TBR pile, its very beautiful...
A Superior Spectre – Angela Meyer

A Superior Spectre – Angela Meyer

I had heard good things about Angela Meyer’s debut novel, A Superior Spectre (Ventura Press 2018 Peter Bishop) but wasn’t quite sure what to expect – the blurb sounded like some strange genre-bending blend of historical fiction and science fiction. Two points:...
The Word – William Lane

The Word – William Lane

The Word (Transit Lounge 2018) is the first book I’ve read by author William Lane, although he has published three previous novels and is also a literary critic specialising in the work of Christina Stead. This interest in words and what they mean becomes the subject...
Hexenhaus – Nikki McWatters

Hexenhaus – Nikki McWatters

Hexenhaus (UQP 2016) is a fictionalised tale of witchcraft anchored on true events, by author Nikki McWatters, who has woven together three different tales, based on three young women living in very different times. In 1628, after their parents are burnt at the stake...
The Lost Man – Jane Harper

The Lost Man – Jane Harper

Australian author Jane Harper captivated our attention in 2016 with the publication of her debut novel The Dry, and then eager fans were rewarded with her second novel, Force of Nature. Her latest crime fiction, The Lost Man (Pan Macmillan 2018), is another...