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Suzannah Rowntree

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Hi! I live in a big house in rural Australia with my awesome parents and siblings, drinking fancy tea and writing historical fantasy fiction that blends real-world history with legend, adventure, and a dash of romance.

​If you like the historical fantasy of Gail Carriger, S. A. Chakraborty or Naomi Novik, you'll probably like my stories too!

You can visit me online at https://suzannahrowntree.site

GOODREADS FRIEND POLICY: I'm afraid I don't accept every single friend request I receive, unless we already know each other, or it looks like we have tastes broadly in common. However, please feel free to follow and interact.
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Suzannah Rowntree Hi Marquise! Currently I do have plans to write at least one more fairytale retelling, although I think I will probably wrap them up pretty soon, sinc…moreHi Marquise! Currently I do have plans to write at least one more fairytale retelling, although I think I will probably wrap them up pretty soon, since I wrote them for a few specific purposes that are now fulfilled.

With my existing retellings, I wrote each one as I found inspiration for it and felt I had something new to say about it ("what if it was Beauty who was cursed, not the Beast?"). It was less about picking my favourite tales than finding something compelling to say about them, if that makes sense. :)(less)
Suzannah Rowntree Hi Clara! Sorry for not getting to your question sooner - I was out of the office when it arrived. PENDRAGON'S HEIR draws heavily on medieval and Chri…moreHi Clara! Sorry for not getting to your question sooner - I was out of the office when it arrived. PENDRAGON'S HEIR draws heavily on medieval and Christian imagery. The "axis mundi" symbolism seems to be conceptually related to (if not identical with) the Christian/medieval symbolism I chose for Sarras, which is that of the mountaintop meeting place with God (Moriah, Sinai, Mt Zion, Dante's Purgatory and the mountain in CS Lewis's Perelandra; or for a dark version, the Tower of Babel).

I'm afraid I haven't dipped my toe deeply enough into philosophy to know about Huxley's or Eliade's take on the subject, but I definitely think the "axis mundi" symbolism is related.

Glad you're enjoying the book!(less)
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This apartment contained a luxurious bed (canopied), a potted palm (flourishing), and a dressing-table, chest of drawers, and wardrobe (all gilt).
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This apartment contained a luxurious bed (canopied), a potted palm (flourishing), and a dressing-table, chest of drawers, and wardrobe (all gilt).
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“She stared at the featureless iron and felt more keenly than ever the distance between them. Now. Now was the time to say what might be the last words he would ever hear from her.
"Fight," she said at last. "Win.”
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“Blanchefleur felt a quick rush of affection for her. When the world frowned, Branwen went on smiling. There was a heart of steel under all that froth and bubble.”
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“I mean,” he said, “that by your own showing, the greatest threat to heaven comes from within the ranks of the angels themselves. Before you can prove to me that heroes can defeat villains with nothing but the purest chivalric ideals, you must convince me that heroes do exist, and that villains are not a fanciful tale for children. You must tell me, sir, if you dare, that you are incorruptible, and that your colleagues and commanders are as pure as you.”
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Suzannah Hey Marquise! No worries. I'm so glad you enjoyed the fairytale retellings, and I hope you continue to enjoy my writing!


Marquise Hi, Suzannah! Thank you for accepting my friendship invite. I've just finished a binge read of all your fairy tale retellings, and I ended up considering you an author I'll be following hence, hopefully for more treats from your talent in the future.


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