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y separately published work icon Tallow single work   novel   fantasy   young adult  
Is part of The Curse of the Bond Riders Karen Brooks , 2009 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Tallow
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'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.)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    For Edna Rosenthal (1937-2006), Eva Meyer (1913-2007), Moira Adams and Patricia Brooks—mothers, friends and beloved.

  • Epigraph (to part one):

    'Father,' asked one of his children, 'what are the stars?'
    'The stars are stars, and little things that shine as thou seest.'
    'Then they are like candles, perhaps?'
    'Make thy account that they are candles exactly.'
    'Of wax or tallow?' pursues the boy.
    'What! Tallow-candles in heaven? No, certainly—wax, wax!'

    William Dean Howells
    Venetian Life

  • Epigraph (to part two):

    Il s'en alla comme une chandelle

    He was snuffed out like a candle

    Anon.
    Kingdom of Aquitaine.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Woolshed Press , 2009 .
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      Extent: xviii, 411p.p.
      Description: illus., map
      Note/s:
      • Published October 1st 2009
      ISBN: 9781741664355 (pbk.)
    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2011 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 411p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1st June 2011
      ISBN: 1742752284, 9781742752280

Other Formats

Works about this Work

[Review] Tallow Jane Campbell , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 54 no. 1 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Tallow Karen Brooks , 2009 single work novel
[Review] Tallow Lynne Babbage , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 24 no. 1 2010; (p. 19)

— Review of Tallow Karen Brooks , 2009 single work novel
[Review] Tallow Deborah McPherson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 44 no. 3 2009; (p. 70)

— Review of Tallow Karen Brooks , 2009 single work novel
Take Three Colin Steele , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 13 December 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Prophecy's Ruin Sam Bowring , 2009 single work novel ; Tallow Karen Brooks , 2009 single work novel
[Review] Tallow Anne Briggs , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 24 no. 5 2009; (p. 38)

— Review of Tallow Karen Brooks , 2009 single work novel
Reading Room Reviews Lucy Clark , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 1 November 2009; (p. 17)

— Review of Tallow Karen Brooks , 2009 single work novel
[Review] Tallow Melinda Bilbey , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 89 no. 3 2009; (p. 40)

— Review of Tallow Karen Brooks , 2009 single work novel
[Review] Tallow Foz Meadows , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 17 no. 4 2009; (p. 34)

— Review of Tallow Karen Brooks , 2009 single work novel
[Review] Tallow Anne Briggs , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 24 no. 5 2009; (p. 38)

— Review of Tallow Karen Brooks , 2009 single work novel
Take Three Colin Steele , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 13 December 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Prophecy's Ruin Sam Bowring , 2009 single work novel ; Tallow Karen Brooks , 2009 single work novel
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