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Ciara Ballintyne

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in Sydney, Australia




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Ciara Ballintyne was born in 1981 in Sydney, Australia, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, one masochistic cat, and one cat with a god complex. She holds degrees in law and accounting, and has been a practising financial services lawyer since 2004. She is both an idealist and a cynic.

She started reading epic fantasy at the age of nine, when she kidnapped Castle of Wizardry by David Eddings from her father. Another two years passed before she began her first attempts at the craft of writing. Confronting the Demon is her debut book.

She enjoys horse-riding, and speculation about taking over the world. If she could choose to be anything it would be a dragon, but instead she shares more in common with Dr. Gregory House of House. M

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"The convoluted politics of men and gods traps a lone-wolf priestess of death and an exiled nobleman in a remote castle during a siege. Alliances are forged and broken in this springboard to an intriguing series.

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message 27: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 11:30AM)

Dale Thele Thank you Ciara for the friend connect.
Wish you the very best!

message 26: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)

message 25: by C.J.

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Hello Ciara,

It's a pleasure having you for a friend here at Goodreads. Thank you so much and best wishes to you.

My warmest regards and respect,

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message 24: by Howard

Howard Malpas Hello from the UK, Hi Ciara, thanks for your interest in my work, All the very best. Howard

message 23: by Billy

Billy Masters TY 4 the friendship. Cheers to a long one!

message 22: by Chris

Chris Hawley Sorry Ciara for spelling your name incorrectly.

message 21: by Chris

Chris Hawley Sorry, Ciara. I addressed you as Clara. My eyesight failed the test.
All the best, Chris

message 20: by Chris

Chris Hawley Hello Clara. Although I am writing scifi myself, I don't actually like reading fantasy and horror. I enjoy historical novels, novels with some reality to them. I have recently enjoyed Mr. Darwin's Shooter, based on a true story of a young sailor who works with Charles Darwin during his 5 year voyage round the world. I also enjoy reading Alexander McCall Smith. His books are about real people. Maybe you have already seen my Mars Series book. I wrote them for teenagers.

message 19: by Douglas

Douglas Wickard Ciara, thanks for your friendship on Goodreads.

Susannah Morgan Hi Ciara!

I hope you're having a wonderful day!
My 2 novels are FREE thru Sat midnight.
Coupon=RE100 for all E-readers.

All the Very Best,

Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Thanks so much for the friend request hon. My laptop is on the fritz so things are moving at a snail's pace, but still. Thanks so much my Twitter friend. Hope you are having a wonderful Friday. Talk later :)

Savannah Ciara, thank you for the friendship.

message 15: by Ciara

Ciara Ballintyne Charlotte wrote: "Hello nice to make friends here...too...


Thanks, hope you have a great day!

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Ciara Ballintyne A. R. wrote: "Ciara, thanks for the add!"

My pleasure!

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message 12: by Debbie

Debbie Johansson Hi Ciara. Thanks for adding me to your friends list. I look forward to discussing books with you. :)

message 11: by A.R.

A.R. Ciara, thanks for the add!

message 10: by Jesse

Jesse Hanson Thanks for including me on your friends list, Ciara. Wishing you all the best. Looks like some interesting fantasy works you've been reading here. I realize that's your genre of preference, but I hope you won't mind if I ask you to consider my spiritual allegory, Song of George: Portrait of an Unlikely Holy Man for your reading list. It's fiction but was inspired by events from my life. Namaste, jesse

message 9: by Fred

Fred Thanks for adding me, Ciara!

message 8: by R.S.

R.S. Lentin Thanks for the friend request!

message 7: by Donna

Donna McBroom-Theriot Hi Ciara! Nice to be friends on Goodreads.

message 6: by Lada

Lada Ray Hi Ciara, good to see you on Goodreads! Cheers!

Michelle Leighton It's a pleasure to meet you, Ciara! Thanks for the friend-vite:)

Tracey Graves Hi there! Thanks for the friend request :)


Dianna Hardy Thanks for the friends request! :) x

Bridget Bowers Thanks for the friend request, Ciara!

Stuart Thank you for the friend request, Ciara.

Best, Stuart :-)"

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