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Anthony Eaton

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Born in Papua New Guinea in 1972, ANTHONY EATON spent an idyllic childhood growing up in the Perth hills, and on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

He attended High School and University in Perth, and studied a plethora of subjects before settling on a career in Teaching. He worked at Trinity College in Perth as a Literature and Drama teacher for eight years, during which time his first novel, 'The Darkness' was published by the University of Queensland Press. The novel was awarded the 2001 Western Australian Premier’s award for Young Adult Literature, and encouraged Anthony to turn his hand to further writing. In 2005, his historic fiction novel Fireshadow also won the WA premier’s award for Young Adult Literature and was named an honour book in

A New Virtual Home for me...

So... those of you who've been following my writing career with interest (hi Mum!) will know that I was, until quite recently, the proud owner of the URL. This was where I hosted my website which had links to my books, awards, that kind of stuff.

But, to be honest, the website was a bit difficult to maintain. Without having the requisite CSS and Webdesign skills to update it mys... Read more of this blog post »
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Nightpeople (Darklands, #1)

3.80 avg rating — 245 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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Skyfall (Darklands, #2)

3.92 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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3.81 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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A New Kind of Dreaming

3.44 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
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Daywards (Darklands, #3)

3.70 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Into White Silence

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The Girl In The Cave

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The Darkness

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Nathan Nuttboard: Upstaged

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I hesitated to start this one, purely on the basis that I knew I didn't have anything to follow it up with – having read the spin-off ‘Nursery crimes’ books before starting on the Thursday next series, I was a little bit reticent to launch into this ...more
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“It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they executed the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York. I'm stupid about executions. The idea of being electrocuted makes me sick, and that's all there was to read about in the papers -- goggle-eyed headlines staring up at me at every street corner and at the fusty, peanut-smelling mouth of every subway. It had nothing to do with me, but I couldn't help wondering what it would be like, being burned alive all along your nerves.

I thought it must be the worst thing in the world.

New York was bad enough. By nine in the morning the fake, country-wet freshness that somehow seeped in overnight evaporated like the tail end of a sweet dream. Mirage-gray at the bottom of their granite canyons, the hot streets wavered in the sun, the car tops sizzled and glittered, and the dry, cindery dust blew into my eyes and down my throat.”
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