A turning of the year piece of Touchstone fluff (one for the fans, not recommended for new readers).
Born in Sweden and raised in Australia, Andrea K Höst writes the kind of stories she wants to read: science fiction and fantasy with an egalitarian focus, and time to smell the roses - and avoid being strangled by them.
The complete epic fantasy "Medair" duology,
containing the Aurealis Awards finalist "The Silence of Medair" and
the heart-rending conclusion "Voice of the Lost".
Time stole Victory.
Medair an Rynstar returned too late to drive back the
Ibisian invasion. Centuries too late.
When friend and enemy have become the same thing, what use
are the weapons Medair planned to use to protect her Empire? There is no magic, no artefact, no enchanted
trinket which can undo the past.
But no matter how Medair wishes to hide from the
consequences of her failure, there are those who will not allow her the luxury
of denying the present. Her war is
already lost, but she carries weapons which could change the course of new
With the skirmishes of war beginning, and hunters in near
pursuit, it is her conscience Medair cannot escape. Whose side should she be on? What is she really running from?
the Aurealis Awards judges' report: "You can read Silence of Medair for its strong, conflicted heroine, its playful
subversion of fantasy tropes, or its deep, detailed analysis of the nature of
racism. If not, just read it for the beautifully crafted prose."
Keywords: fantasy, high fantasy, fantasy romance, epic fantasy, australian author
Soren Armitage is an anachronism. Proclaimed
Rathen Champion by the Rathen
to support the rule of a Rathen King or Queen.
But there are no Rathens.
Resigned to symbolising only Darest's faded
is not prepared for the sudden
appearance of a Rathen. Now she must find
and support the heir despite the machinations
of the kingdom's regent, sylvan curses, and the
strange behaviour of once-dormant
protective enchantments. While the odds
seem stacked against her,
Soren is determined
to do her best to live up to the name of Rathen
Champion. But what is she to do when it
that there is something very wrong with
her Rathen? Can she trust the person she
is meant to
Keywords: fantasy, high fantasy, fantasy romance,
epic fantasy, fae, australian author