Adventure? Check. Magic? Check. Sarcasm? You bet.
Roguish Never is sure he has hunted down every relic and every clue possible on his quest to finally lift the curse on his blood and hopefully learn his true name. However, convincing the wealthy Lord Firmita to part with a map to the sunken city proves to be far more dangerous than he first imagined.
Prequel story to The Amber Isle - see how Never meets his enemy Harstas!
About the Author
Hi, I'm Ashley, an Australian poet, novelist and teacher. I've been writing since before my teen years (as so many writers have) and started publishing in 2008, mostly in the poetry world. To date I've had six poetry collections published and released seven novels and novellas. When I'm not flat out writing, I tend to teach, usually Music Production, Media Studies and English. Teaching is a tough gig but it's meant to be - learning is a deeply complex process. Before teaching, I did a few other things - I played in a metal band, worked in an art gallery and slaved away at music retail. Aside from reading and writing, I love volleyball and Studio Ghibli – and Magnum PI, easily one of the greatest television shows ever made. I've also been enjoying Cowboy Bebop quite a lot. My first novel was an epic fantasy/adventure title called City of Masks, released by Snapping Turtle Books in 2014. We followed it with the second part of the trilogy, The Lost Mask the year after. The conclusion - Greatmask is forthcoming in 2016. In between I also released shorter novels The Fairy Wren, A Whisper of Leaves, Crossings and the beginning of 'The Book of Never' series, The Amber Isle.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A guy trying to find his family name....and break the curse that plagues him... So begins the story of Never. This is a prequel to the series. It gives insight into his situation while setting up the premise of the series. Pretty much G rated with a bit of warfare to spice things up.
A wonderful precursor to 'The Amber Isle'. After just a few pages I was reminded of now much I like Never and his insolence. It was also great to see a little more of the world fleshed out and the promise of more chaos to come with the fall of the empire. Fast-paced and a pure fantasy delight.