Kate Forsyth completed a BA in Literature at Macquarie University and an MA in Writing at the University of Western Sydney, and a PhD at the University of Sydney.. She worked as a journalist while studying and writing. Forsyth was president of the Poets' Union for two years and has had poetry published in Australia, Denmark and the USA. She is the author of children's fiction and fantasy novels.
'Tell your lord to beware, the wolves smell danger in the wind.
'Wolfhaven Castle has been attacked, and only four escape capture ... Tom, trained to scrub pots, not fight; Elanor, the Lords daughter; Sebastian, a knight in training and Quinn, the witchs apprentice.
'Somehow, if they are to save their people, these unlikely heroes must find four magical beasts from legend. But first, they have to make it out of the castle alive...
'Best-selling, award-winning storyteller, Kate Forsyth, weaves battles, beasts and bravery in this epic new five-book series.' (Publication summary)
Bitter Greens2012single work novel historical fiction 'Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from court by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous love affairs. She is comforted by an old nun, Sœur Seraphina, who tells her the tale of a young girl who, a hundred years earlier, is sold by her parents for a handful of Bitter Greens ...
'After Margherita's father steals a handful of greens - parsley, wintercress and rapunzel - from the walled garden of the courtesan, Selena Leonelli, they give up their daughter to save him from having both hands cut off.
Selena is the famous red-haired muse of the artist Tiziano, first painted by him in 1513 and still inspiring him at the time of his death, sixty-one years later. Called La Strega Bella, Selena is at the centre of Renaissance life in Venice, a world of beauty and danger, seduction and betrayal, love and superstition.
'Locked away in a tower, growing to womanhood, Margherita sings in the hope someone will hear her. One day, a young man does ...
'Three women, three lives, three stories, braided together to create a compelling story of desire, obsession, black magic, and the redemptive power of love.' (From the publisher's website.)