Friday, 19 October 2012

My New Book

I should have been publishing my review of Beloved by Toni Morrison this week. Should have, but I'm not. You will have to wait until next week for the review. The reason is I have been focusing on the release of the second book in my trilogy The Healer's Shadow. The trilogy is magic realism, but the new book Love of Shadows has virtually no magic in it.

When I published the first book in the trilogy Girl in the Glass I was told by several people that I was writing magic realism. As a result I started researching magic realism and so ended up starting my magic realism challenge and this blog.

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Love of Shadows

"I had always felt most alive, when I was healing. Without healing I was a tin top spinning out of kilter soon to catch the ground. It took all my energy to hold myself from skidding into chaos."

But in the city of Pharsis traditional women healers are banned from practising and the penalty for breaking the law is death by hanging. After being arrested and interrogated twice Judith is careful to avoid suspicion, but then scarlet fever breaks over the city like a poisonous wave, leaving in its wake the small corpses of children. What will the young healer do?

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1 comment:

ulleseit said...

Yes! I had the same feedback about magic realism. My book is realistic fiction except there are flying horses. No one does any magic. Some people are irritated that there is no explanation given for the horses' ability to fly, but most love it.

Linda Ulleseit