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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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New Book - The Melded Child

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

The Melded Child
An ancient prophecy has come to pass.

The peace negotiated by the Tari has held firm for ten years, but a new Demon Master is rising.

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