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Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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y Tallow Karen Brooks , North Sydney : Woolshed Press , 2009 Z1641639 2009 single work novel fantasy young adult

'On the edge of a mystical border called the Limen, close to a beautiful canal-laced city, a humble candlemaker rescues a child whom he raises as his apprentice.

'Years pass and the child's unusual talents are revealed, the gentle art of candlemaking slowly transforming into something far more sinister.

'Lingering in the shadows, enemies watch and wait - a vengeful aristocrat, an exotic queen and the lethal creatures known only as the Morte Whisperers.

'They hunger after the child's ancient magic and will do anything to control it - betray, lie, manipulate. Even murder.

'A story of intrigue, deadly magic and a love so deep it transcends life itself. (From the publisher's website.)

y Votive Karen Brooks , North Sydney : Woolshed Press , 2011 Z1701551 2011 single work novel young adult fantasy 'La Serenissima - a beautiful but deadly city where corrupt aristocrats rule and everything, including love, has a price.

'Tallow is anything but a simple candlemaker and when she has everything taken away from her - friends, family, hope - all she can do to survive is rely on the Maleovellis. Casting aside the safety of her disguise, she becomes cold-hearted Tarlo, female courtesan and the toast of those who, if they knew her secret, would destroy her.

'But the intrigues of the Serenissian nobility are nothing against the larger forces moving within the world.

'And Tallow's enemies have a hidden asset: the one thing they know she cannot possibly resist.' (From the publisher's website.)
y Illumination Karen Brooks , North Sydney : Woolshed Press , 2012 Z1878349 2012 single work novel fantasy young adult 'Talented candlemaker. Intoxicating courtesan. Lethal assassin. Must Tallow become what she has always denied ...or is it too late? Against a backdrop of bloodshed and turmoil, Tallow flees a city on the brink of war to enter the Limen, determined to find the Estrattore and meet her destiny. Unbeknownst to Tallow, she sets in motion forces beyond her control. From Serenissima to Farrowfare, enemies - as well as those she has always trusted - plot to ensure her compliance and, ultimately, destruction. But in doing so, they make a fatal mistake - they underestimate her and the power she can wield. Betrayed, manipulated and hunted, Tallow is a pawn in a deadly game. In order to win, she will have to sacrifice everything ...including the man she loves.' Source; Libraries Australia.

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First known date: 2009
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Woolshed Press , .

Works about this Work

Walking in History's High Heels Karen Brooks , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , October no. 212 2011; (p. 6-7)
Walking in History's High Heels Karen Brooks , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , October no. 212 2011; (p. 6-7)
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