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Interview: Kate Forsyth

As part of the Discover Aussie Fantasy feature this month, I’m very pleased to welcome Aussie author Kate Forsyth to the Bookcase today! Kate’s historical work The Wild Girl is due for release in the UK on July 29 – make sure you get your pre-orders in for this beautiful story about the Brothers Grimm […]

Review: The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie, Kirsty Murray

This review is part of the Discover Aussie Fantasy feature, running during July on The Oaken Bookcase. You can find details of the feature and enter the giveaway on the Aussie Fantasy page! The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie (Goodreads) Author:  Kirsty Murray (website) Rating: Lucy McKenzie can walk through walls. Sent to stay with her aunt […]

Discover Aussie Fantasy 2013 – Kick Off

  Welcome to Discover Aussie Fantasy for 2013! All this month I will be featuring books written by Aussie speculative fiction authors for all ages – not just fantasy, but some sci-fi as well. Authors whose works I am hoping to feature this year include: Amanda Bridgeman, Margo Lanagan, Stephen Ormsby, Kylie Chan, Carole Wilkinson, Paula Weston, Marianne De Pierres […]

Review: The Wild Girl, Kate Forsyth

Title: The Wild Girl (Goodreads) Author:  Kate Forsyth (website) Rating: Dortchen Wild fell in love with Wilhelm Grimm the first time she saw him. Growing up in the small German kingdom of Hessen-Cassel in early Nineteenth century, Dortchen Wild is irresistibly drawn to the boy next door, the young and handsome fairy tale scholar Wilhelm Grimm.  It […]

Review: Bitter Greens, Kate Forsyth

Title: Bitter Greens (Goodreads) Author:  Kate Forsyth (website) Rating: Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from court by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous love affairs. She is comforted by an old nun, Sœur Seraphina, who tells her the tale of a young girl who, a hundred years earlier, is sold by […]

Review: Besieged, Rowena Cory Daniells

Title: Besieged (Goodreads) Author:  Rowena Cory Daniells (website) (twitter) Rating: Sorne, the estranged son of a King on the verge of madness, is being raised as a weapon to wield against the mystical Wyrds. Half a continent away, his father is planning to lay siege to the Celestial City, the home of the T En, whose wyrd […]

Australia Day Giveaway Hop

Welcome to The Oaken Bookcase’s stop on the Australia Day Giveaway Hop! This hop is hosted by Book’d Out and Confessions from Romaholics! It’s Australia Day on January 26th each year – a day to sit in the sun, enjoy a swim at the beach or have a barbie with family or friends. This year we get […]

Review: This Green Hell, Greig Beck

Title: This Green Hell (Goodreads) Author:   Greig Beck (@GreigBeck) Rating: In the jungles of Paraguay, Dr Aimee Weir and her team are in trouble. While drilling deep into the Earth a contagion strikes, their camp is quarantined, but workers start to vanish in the night.  Is it fear of contamination – or has something far more lethal surfaced?  […]

Review: Quintana of Charyn, Melina Marchetta

Title: Quintana of Charyn (Goodreads) Author:  Melina Marchetta (@MMarchetta1) Rating: Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect, Froi must travel through Charyn to search for Quintana, the mother of Charyn’s unborn king, and protect her against those who will do anything to gain power. But what happens when loyalty to family and country conflict? […]

Review: Froi of the Exiles, Melina Marchetta

Title: Froi of the Exiles (Goodreads) Author:  Melina Marchetta (@MMarchetta1) Rating: Three years after the curse on Lumatere was lifted, Froi has found his home… Or so he believes. Fiercely loyal to the Queen and Finnikin, Froi has been trained roughly and lovingly by the Guard sworn to protect the royal family, and has learned to control his […]

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