Jane Routley

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I write fantasy with strong women characters.
I’ve published 3 books as me – Mage Heart and the Aurealis award winners Fire Angels and Aramaya, and one book as Rebecca Locksley – The Three Sisters. My short stories have been widely anthologized, appeared in Meanjin and read on the ABC.
My favourite writers are Jane Austen, Angela Carter, Sara Douglass, Janet Evanovich, and Gail Carriger.

My current life ambition is to see an erupting volcano.

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The new novel of the Archipelago and the Tari.

Coming out April 7

If you're interested in receiving an Advance Review ebook let me know. I've got 10 to give away.

In Print on Demand from Bernarra Press through Amazon and in ebook from Clan Destine Press

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Description: Young Dion Holyhands is an innocent adrift in a world of intrigues and treacheries; a world where foul, hungry demons lurk just beyond its borders. She is called to serve her Duke’s favourite mistress: the extraordinary Kitten Avignon, a mesmerising courtesan who is in dire jeopardy, stalked by a fearsome necromancer.

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Lots of fun to read. A very cliched view of men and women ( Mars and Venus) but a refreshing ending.
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Very different from the film. Interesting but out of date view of aboriginal people. Were there lyrebirds in the desert outside Adelaide
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