Tallow

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This first book in a captivating new science fiction series tells a story of intrigue, deadly magic, and a love so deep it transcends life itself
 
On the edge of a mystical border called the Limen, close to a beautiful canal-laced city named La Serenissima, 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 ...

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Overview

This first book in a captivating new science fiction series tells a story of intrigue, deadly magic, and a love so deep it transcends life itself
 
On the edge of a mystical border called the Limen, close to a beautiful canal-laced city named La Serenissima, 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 as the Morte Whisperers. They hunger after the child's ancient magic and will do anything to control it—betray, lie, manipulate—even murder. In a world of darkness, there is one who will bring light, but can the child survive long enough to fulfill that destiny?

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Editorial Reviews

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"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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781742752280
  • Publisher: Random House Australia
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Series: Curse of the Bond Riders Series , #1
  • Pages: 432
  • Age range: 13 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Brooks is an associate professor of media studies, 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.

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