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Ruth Frances Long

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Ruth Frances Long writes young adult fantasy such as The Treachery of Beautiful Things (Dial, 2012) and A Crack in Everything (O'Brien Press, 2014), the first in a trilogy set in the world of demons, angels and fairies that exists alongside our own in modern day Dublin, followed by A Hollow in the Hills (2015) and A Darkness at the End (2016).

As Jessica Thorne she writes Fantasy/Space Opera for Bookouture - The Queen's Wing (2018).

Winner of The European Science Fiction Society Spirit of Dedication Award For Best Author of Children's Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2015.

She lives in Ireland and works in a library of rare, unusual & occasionally crazy books.

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Ruth Frances Long I would love to write one and there is a proposal in with my publisher so you never know. Hopefully one day.
Ruth Frances Long The sequel to my forthcoming YA A Crack in Everything, called A Hollow in the Hills.
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Republishing adventures continue: The Wolf’s Sister

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I hope everyone is having a brilliant day. For some reason (*cough* Jessica Thorne *cough cough*) I had to put my republishing adventures aside for a little while there, but it’s that time again and I’ve … Continue reading →
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“Beware a kiss, he told her. Kisses are powerful things. You expose part of your soul.”
Ruth Frances Long, The Treachery of Beautiful Things

“Kings were not patient. Not even the fallen kind.”
Ruth Frances Long, The Treachery of Beautiful Things

“Jenny threw back her head and laughed, laughter that rang out through the leaves if the oak tree above them. Jack pulled her to him, to kiss her and whisper her name again. And the oak tree above them whispered back, of love and sacrifice, of a king and a queen, and a future made anew.”
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“Beware a kiss, he told her. Kisses are powerful things. You expose part of your soul.”
Ruth Frances Long, The Treachery of Beautiful Things

“Jenny threw back her head and laughed, laughter that rang out through the leaves if the oak tree above them. Jack pulled her to him, to kiss her and whisper her name again. And the oak tree above them whispered back, of love and sacrifice, of a king and a queen, and a future made anew.”
Ruth Frances Long, The Treachery of Beautiful Things

“Kings were not patient. Not even the fallen kind.”
Ruth Frances Long, The Treachery of Beautiful Things

“There is a hideous invention called the Dewey Decimal System. And you have to look up your topic in books and newspapers. Pages upon pages upon pages…”

Uncle Will frowned. “Didn’t they teach you how to go about research in that school of yours?”

“No. But I can recite ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic’ while making martinis.”

“I weep for the future.”

“There’s where the martinis come in.”
Libba Bray, The Diviners

“Something Vimes had learned as a young guard drifted up from memory. If you have to look along the shaft of an arrow from the wrong end, if a man has you entirely at his mercy, then hope like hell that man is an evil man. Because the evil like power, power over people, and they want to see you in fear. They want you to know you're going to die. So they'll talk. They'll gloat.

They'll watch you squirm. They'll put off the moment of murder like another man will put off a good cigar.

So hope like hell your captor is an evil man. A good man will kill you with hardly a word.”
Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms

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Ruth Long Mary wrote: "Thank you so much for friending me and liking my review! It means a lot to me to know you appreciate it :)"

Thanks Mary!


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Mary Thank you so much for friending me and liking my review! It means a lot to me to know you appreciate it :)


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Ruth Long Kim wrote: "Thank you for your friendship, Ruth! I loved The Treachery of Beautiful Things. It was amazing. I can't wait to read more of your work."

Hi Kim, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed The Treachery of Beautiful Things. Thanks so much for your friendship too.
Ruth


message 1: by Kim

Kim Thank you for your friendship, Ruth! I loved The Treachery of Beautiful Things. It was amazing. I can't wait to read more of your work.


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