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Suzannah Rowntree

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When Suzannah Rowntree isn’t travelling the world to help out friends in need, she lives in a big house in rural Australia with her awesome parents and siblings, trying to beat her previous number-of-books-read-in-a-year record. She blogs the results at www.vintagenovels.com. Pendragon’s Heir, her debut novel, springs from her lifelong love of medieval literature.

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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,…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)
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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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