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Rebecca Lim is an Australian writer, illustrator and editor and the author of over twenty books, including The Astrologer's Daughter (A Kirkus Best Book of 2015 and CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers), Afterlight and Wraith. Her work has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards and INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, shortlisted multiple times for the Aurealis Awards and Davitt Awards, and longlisted for the Gold Inky Award and the David Gemmell Legend Award. Her novels have been translated into German, French, Turkish, Portuguese, Polish and Russian. She is a co-founder of the Voices from the Intersection initiative and co-editor, with Ambelin Kwaymullina, of Meet Me at the Intersection, a groundbreaking anthology of YA #Ow ...more

An angel at my shoulder

Mercy is always a winged presence at my shoulder, a breath of fire, asking to walk this troubled world again.

For those who loved Wraith, I'm slowly pulling together the next adventure for you, and for me.

And I'm taking this quote from The Book of Enoch, Chapter XVII, as a starting point:

And I came to a river of fire in which the fire flows like water and discharges itself into the great sea towar Read more of this blog post »
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I must keep moving, but I don’t know why.”
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Rebecca Hi Majenta - thanks so much for your warm good wishes and wishing you a wonderful new year. Your friendship means a lot! Rebecca :)

Majenta wrote: "Hello, Rebecca! Thank you for contacting me! Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Have a good new week ahead! Blessings!
Best wishes from Majenta"


Majenta wrote: "Hello, Rebecca! Thank you for contacting me! Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Have a good new week ahead! Blessings!
Best wishes from Majenta"



Majenta Hello, Rebecca! Thank you for contacting me! Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Have a good new week ahead! Blessings!
Best wishes from Majenta


Swiftsea I honestly cannot wait to read 'Mercy'-- I'm the 3rd reserve for the single book available at the PLC Lib. I knew I recognised the cover from today's assembly presentation SOMEWHERE. It was 49th of my 'To Read' list indicating a desire to read it a few months back. Year 12s' a big year so I'm uncertain as whether I'll even be able to read that many novels this year.
Thanks for being an inspiration! :) Would you like to attend this year's House Concerts? Haha.


Cellina NOOOO. I can't find MUSE. I know it's out there but am at the Mercy (excuse the pun) of BIG W and Target as our bookstores have all closed down.

Why must people by everything online. There is nothing like a great novel in your hands.


Annabelle Thanks so much for accepting my friend request! I absolutely adored Mercy! Now I just hope Exile, Muse, and Fury are released in the U.S. as well(:


Georgina thankyouu for accepting my friend request :) I loved Mercy and i'm going to order Exile soon :) they were amazing!!

-Gina :)


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Liz Carmichael Currently reading "Exile", and have to say you've done it again, Rebecca. When I started it I wondered if you would keep my interest as much as with "Mercy", and you have. I was hooked from the first few paragraphs, and find it unputdownable. Now I will have to read the other two when they come out.

Thanks for great reads.
Liz


Rebecca Hi Nat

Thanks so much for reading "mercy" - so glad you liked it! Exile is on its way. Take care and all best wishes from Oz!


BookLoversLife Hi Rebecca, just finished Mercy and I really liked it. Cant wait for the next one!!


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