M. K. Hume i(16 works by) (a.k.a. Marilyn Hume; Marilyn Katrina Hume; Marilyn K. Hume)
Born: Established: 1948 Ipswich, Ipswich area, South East Queensland, Queensland, ;
Gender: Female
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M. K. Hume is an Australian author who is based in Brisbane. Hume graduated as a teacher in 1967, specialising in Art and Ancient History before commencing teaching high school students. While teaching, she studied university courses as an external student in English and Ancient History. Along the way, Hume obtained a BA, an MA, a Master of Literary Studies degree and a PhD in Arthurian Literature. In 1996, Hume was encouraged to enter an historical romance writing competition conducted by the Random House Publishing Group under the sponsorship of a popular women's magazine. Hume had no interest in romance writing, but she dashed off a novel based on her family history. The novel won second prize from a massive field of recognized authors - and she won $5,000 for her efforts. In 2007, Hume retired from the Queensland Education Department, and immediately commenced to write a trilogy based on the life and times of King Arthur of Britain. (Source: http://www.renegade-empire.com/portfolio/m-k-hume/)

Awards for Works

Clash of Kings 2011 single work novel fantasy historical fiction

'Amid the bloody battlefields of Britain, Merlin is marked for greatness ...

'In the town of Segontium, a fugitive is washed ashore. He brutally rapes the granddaughter of the king of the Deceangli tribe, leaving her to bear his son, Myrddion. Spurned as a demon seed, the boy is raised by his grandmother and he is apprenticed to a skilled healer who hones his remarkable gift. Meanwhile, the High King of the Celts, Vortigern, is rebuilding the ancient fortress at Dinas Emrys. According to a prophecy, he must use the blood of a demon seed to make the towers stand firm. Myrddion's life is in jeopardy. But the boy has a prophecy of his own and a richer destiny to fulfil. Soon Vortigern shall be known as the harbinger of chaos, and Myrddion must use his gifts for good in a kingdom besieged by evil. So begins the healer's journey to greatness...'. Source: bookseller's website.

2012 Nominated International Awards HAG (Holyer and Gof Publishers) Award
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