Three kingdoms. One man. A destiny written in blood. An epic new fantasy series begins...THE TEARS OF ARTAMON Seemingly always the outsider, Gavril Andar - an impoverished Muscobar polite society. However, unbeknownst to him, he does have royal blood in his veins: the dark and powerful blood of a father he never knew - the Drakhaon, ruler of the isolated northern kingdom of Azhkendir. And when the Drakhaon is brutally murdered, an unwilling Gavril is forced to take up the mantle of both his father's rule - and his power. For blood will out. And the Drakhaon's carries within it a taint that gives its bearer access to awesome, unimagined magics - but at a soul-shattering price. Now trapped in this bleak, mist-shrouded land full of superstition and racked by bitter rivalries, Gavril faces an awesome task. He must find his father's killer and unite his fractured kingdom against those who see it as weak, defenceless and ripe for invasion before he pays the price of kinship and succumbs to the dread curse that uncoils within him...Richly imagined, full of intrigue and dark romance and boasting a cast of superbly-drawn players, Lord of Snow and Shadows is the first book in a thrilling new trilogy and marks the return of one of fantasy's most original and exciting voices.
'Thursday's Child has Far to Go.' Sarah was born on a Thursday' and she still likes to think that means there's a lot more mileage in her yet, particularly when it comes to her first love, writing.
Inspired by reading 'The Lord of the Rings'at the age of twelve, she started writing her own fantasy novels but chose to study music at New Hall (now Murray Edwards College), Cambridge. She's always enjoyed working with young people, so she trained as a teacher at Homerton College, Cambridge.
Staying at home when her two sons were small, Sarah started writing again and her first short story was published in 1992. Her first novel 'Moths to a Flame' came out in 1995 from Orion; seven other fantasy novels and various short stories for 'Interzone' have followed. She's taught music on and off all her life and recently retired after running a primary school library for seventeen years.
Sarah also reviews manga and anime - another passion! - for various online magazines. 'Flight into Darkness,' her eighth fantasy novel and sequel to 'Tracing the Shadow,' was published in early 2009 by Bantam Spectra. In response to many requests from readers, she is currently working on Book 4, a direct sequel to the popular Artamon trilogy. Her dream? To see one of her stories reinterpreted as manga or anime...