Daniel's exploits are a roller-coaster ride through a wild summer off the leash, the madness of share-house living, outback mustering of feral cattle, and nightclub excess. Told with driving energy, blunt honesty and dry humor, Feral Tracks shows why survival on the road means growing up fast.
"Mitchell's debut novel is stunning in its breadth of locations, vibrant characterizations and intelligent handling of contemporary issues ... this is an impressive, clever and entirely satisfying book." Viewpoint"The male version of Puberty Blues." ABC Radio
Euan Mitchell is a writer and tertiary teacher who lives in Melbourne, Australia. He has written two novels and numerous non-fiction books. Feral Tracks is Euan’s first novel, originally released in 1998. It was critically acclaimed and quickly became an independent bestseller in Australia and New Zealand. The screen rights were optioned by Asylum Films in 2000, although the screenplay remains unproduced. Feral Tracks was also short-listed for a readers’ choice award in Western Australia. In 2005 Euan gained his PhD, and has since taught at several universities in Melbourne.
Harper Brighton is standing on the precipice of a great and terrible war. The Sapphire demon gates have fallen, but the four remaining priestesses of the Order of Shadows and their ruler--the mysterious High Priestess--continue to enslave demons from the Shadow World to steal their power.
Harper and her friends in the Demon Liberation Movement target the Emerald gates--led by a dangerous and far more cunning enemy than any they have ever faced. No one is safe. Destruction comes in the blink of an eye, and the entire human world finds itself frozen, locked in perpetual darkness.
Now, Harper must battle her darkest fears in order to save those she loves most. Will she lead them to victory or will everything they've fought for be lost forever?
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DEMONS FOREVER (Book 6)
EMERALD DARKNESS (Book 7)
FORGOTTEN DARKNESS (Book 8)
“Euan Mitchell, author of the independent bestseller 'Feral Tracks', knows his rock’n’roll … and this laid-back, ironic take on the Australian music industry in the ’90s captures the spirit of the time. It’s fast-paced and grungy, full of backroom intrigue and colourful characters.”
“Loved it. I felt I knew almost all the seedy, manipulative, gold-digging music biz characters – but fortunately only on a two-faced, air-kiss kind of basis … Funny, astute, honest.”
Rob Hirst, Midnight Oil
“In the same way that 'Spinal Tap' is not a fiction, neither is 'Making Noises'. The stuff in both stories really does happen.”
John Archer, Hunters & Collectors
“Euan Mitchell does a nice line in laid-back prose.”
Sydney Morning Herald
Marty is a rock musician on the wrong side of thirty who needs to change his tastes in music, women and cities. Billy is fifteen, talented and in prison.
The two are thrown together by the fast-talking former politician, Perce "Perk" Harrigan, whose powerful friends have handed him the plum job of launching the Oz Rock Foundation. Oz Rock uses taxpayer dollars to promote hip bands and quietly lift the Prime Minister’s youth vote.
Harrigan and his sultry but fascist assistant, Ingrid, need to ‘spin’ Oz Rock into orbit despite the cynics. They enlist Marty’s help to manipulate Billy to the top of the music charts. But their greatest enemy may not be the one publicly calling for Harrigan’s head.
Each and every mistake is easy to fix once you know how. Each chapter begins with a diagram containing solutions to punctuation problems that may have eluded you for years, including tricky apostrophes, dashes and semicolons.
From Chapter 9, Semicolonic Cleansing: “Semicolons are punctuation bling. They look flashy and like to strut their stuff. But much of the time, novice writers just stuff them up.”
If you are self-publishing, then don’t turn off your readers with the 10 fatal writing errors described in this ebook, including confused tenses, head-hopping points of view, and dialogue without subtext.