‘PETRICHOR’ by Melanie Rees, to be released 15 October 2021.

Cover of Petrichor, boy on parched paddock, fox spirit and dust demonThe ARCs are out (Advanced Reader Copies)  and we’re busily liaising with Henry Roi PR to get the news out there about the book before the release date.

Between them, the death of Clayton’s older brother, and the drought’s Red King, has almost broken Clayton’s father. Guided by the magical creature Waringa, Clayton embarks on a quest to free the rain spirits captured by the Red King. But his efforts draw the ire of his father, even as memories of Clayton’s role in his brother’s death begin to emerge.

A sample of the book, information, and reviews is available at: https://www.haguepublishing.com/sample/Petrichor.html, and pre-order is now available for both the ebook and paperback.

15% of the publisher’s revenue from the sale of this book will be donated to the charities: Rural Aid and Beyond Blue

 

Faithless – released 21 April

Welcome baCover of book showing a shadow of a man against a bridgeck to the frozen and devastated world of Shaune’s Safe Harbour.

Ten years ago Rab learned the secret of the planet he calls home – and lost the young girl he’d vowed to protect; traded for a sweater, a set of gloves and a second-hand pair of boots. Since then, he’s wandered the barren surface alone searching for her, returning to the tunnels only when hunger, exhaustion or the inconstant seasons offer him no choice. When a freak accident occurs during the harvest, the death of an old friend finds Rab agreeing to abandon his search and guide Fin, now a tunnel-dweller, and Cloud, a former captive of the Top-siders, back to his old village to deliver a macabre and precious cargo. Although reconciled to honouring his word, Rab is convinced that their reckless journey south will tell him nothing he doesn’t already know and that the secret he has dutifully guarded all these years is in no danger of being exposed. He is wrong.

“I really enjoyed this book. Even though it’s the middle one in a trilogy, it stands alone perfectly. There’s always a sense of mystery in Lafferty Webb’s work, a mystery that seems to be conveyed between the lines rather than in them. This sense of mystery gives an extra dimension to everything she writes. The plot has some lovely, imaginative developments, and the ending left me keen to read the last book in the series when it comes out.” Danielle de Valera

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