The Crown Of Rowan

The Crown Of Rowan

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by Kim Wilkins

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Imprint: Mira

Release date: 2014-10-01

Pages: 70 Pages

ISBN: 9781488790454

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The prequel The Crown of Rowan introduces the compelling and magical world within Daughters of the Storm, the new full–length novel from award–winning fantasy writer Kim Wilkins, publishing 1 November 2014.

There are seven kings in Thrysland. My father is one of them, and my husband is another. In my belly, perhaps, I carry a third.

Rose is the beautiful unhappily married daughter of a king and she has a secret to keep, not just from her husband but from her sisters – fierce warrior Bluebell, and Ash, a seer in possession of great but unknown powers. But larger events are afoot in Thrysland. The country is plunged into war with merciless raiders; religious zealots are at work on Rose's husband, King Wengest, and more than that, there is a dark and deep magic at work throughout the land that threatens them all…

Praise for Kim Wilkins

“Wilkins is one of Australia's most assured and interesting storytellers.” Aurealis

“… superb world building … intriguing, genuine, rich.” Kirkus Review

“Rather than relying on standard fantasy tropes, her stories are informed by detailed research into the periods in question.” Publishers Weekly

“One of the most gifted and versatile writers Australia has ever produced.” Kate Forsyth

“Clever, sexy, witty, and very, very creepy” Good Reading

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Kim Wilkins

Kim Wilkins

Kim Wilkins published her first novel, a supernatural thriller, in 1997. Since then she has successfully maintained a busy writing career, as well as earning a PhD and holding down a job as an associate professor in writing and publishing at the University of Queensland. Under her pseudonym, Kimberley Freeman, she has published seven novels of epic women's fiction. She is published in twenty-one languages and has written for adults, young adults and children. She remains obsessed with misty English landscapes, Led Zeppelin, and chihuahuas.   Photo credit: Craig Peihopa
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