Dave Luckett has lived in Perth since 1964. He was educated at Scotch College and the University of Western Australia where he received an Arts degree in History. A former teacher and public servant, he is the winner of several Australian national science fiction convention competitions for short stories. Luckett has also written Cricket Australia : The Kids' Ultimate Fan's Handbook(2004).
Avenging Angel2008single work novel young adult historical fiction 'Set in 1450 Europe, Avenging Angel tells the story of Gerant Basseterre, a teenager who has inherited his mother's special Gift. With the Church gripped by the fear of witches, he is sent away for his own safety. When his mother is burned at the stake, Gerant devotes his life to learning his powers and seeking revenge.' (Text Publishing)
'Medieval warfare was fierce and bloody, and as combat techniques changed, arms and armour needed to become more sophisticated. It was the task of the blacksmith, and later the armourer, to find ways of defending against each new advance in warfare. Medieval armourers had to create better and better protective clothing and superior weaponry to make fighting men less vulnerable in battle. Talented artisans created everything from ring-mail and chain-mail to full body armour that a knight could turn somersaults in. It seemed that the art of the armourer had reached its highest level - until a revolutionary development in weaponry reduced it to so much scrap metal ...' (Publication summary)
Rhianna and the Dogs of Iron2002single work children's fiction children's adventure fantasy When her blacksmith father takes as his apprentice Eriseth, a gifted Eldra girl, Rhianna feels that no one cares about her any more. The sequel to Rhianna and the Wild Magic. (Source: Trove)