Authors On: Favourite Books (Part One)

As my Book Bloggers Recommend post was so popular, I’ve decided to do a similar feature, but this time asked some authors a question. I’m not sure if I’ll be making this as a regular feature, but we’ll see. I’d like to thank all authors in advance for taking the time to reply to me, I very much appreciate it! So, without further ado, here are Authors On: Favourite Books!

Ruth Fitzgerald

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Something is scratching around in the attic above Alison’s room. Yet the only thing up there is a stack of grimy old plates. Alison and her stepbrother, Roger, discover that the flowery patterns on the plates, when traced onto paper, can be fitted together to create owls-owls that disappear when no one is watching. With each vanished owl, strange events begin to happen around Alison, Roger, and the caretaker’s son, Gwyn. As the kids uncover the mystery of the owl service, they become trapped within a local legend, playing out roles in a tragic love story that has repeated itself for generations… a love story that has always ended in disaster.

Ruth is the author of the Emily Sparkes series, published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

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Taran Matharu

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201341The thrilling prequel to “Redwall”. The clever and greedy wildcat Tsarmina becomes ruler of all Mossflower Woods and is determined to govern the peaceful woodlanders with an iron paw. The brave mouse Martin and quick-talking mouse thief Gonff meet in the depths of Kotir Castle’s dungeon. The two escape and resolve to end Tsarmina’s tyrannical rule. Joined by Kinny the mole, Martin and Gonff set off on a dangerous quest for Salamandastron, where they are convinced that their only hope, Boar the Fighter, still lives.

Taran is the author of The Novice (Summoner #1), published by Feiwel and Friends. Publication date: May 5th 2015.

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Katy Cannon

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83829Something is scratching around in the attic above Alison’s room. Yet the only thing up there is a stack of grimy old plates. Alison and her stepbrother, Roger, discover that the flowery patterns on the plates, when traced onto paper, can be fitted together to create owls-owls that disappear when no one is watching. With each vanished owl, strange events begin to happen around Alison, Roger, and the caretaker’s son, Gwyn. As the kids uncover the mystery of the owl service, they become trapped within a local legend, playing out roles in a tragic love story that has repeated itself for generations… a love story that has always ended in disaster.

Katy is the author of Love, Lies & Lemon Pies and Secrets, Schemes & Sewing Machines, and the Pooch Parlour series, published by Stripes Publishing.

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Melinda Salisbury

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6063110Strange things are happening on the remote and snowbound archipelago of St. Hauda’s Land. Magical winged creatures flit around the icy bogland, albino animals hide themselves in the snow-glazed woods, and Ida Maclaird is slowly turning into glass. Ida is an outsider in these parts who has only visited the islands once before. Yet during that one fateful visit the glass transformation began to take hold, and now she has returned in search of a cure.

Melinda is the author of The Sin Eater’s Daughter, published by Scholastic Press.

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Teri Terry

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33A fantastic starter set for new Tolkien fans or readers interested in rediscovering the magic of Middle-earth, this three-volume box set features paperback editions of the complete trilogy — The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King — each with art from the New Line Productions feature film on the cover.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a genuine masterpiece. The most widely read and influential fantasy epic of all time, it is also quite simply one of the most memorable and beloved tales ever told. Originally published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings set the framework upon which all epic/quest fantasy since has been built. Through the urgings of the enigmatic wizard Gandalf, young hobbit Frodo Baggins embarks on an urgent, incredibly treacherous journey to destroy the One Ring. This ring — created and then lost by the Dark Lord, Sauron, centuries earlier — is a weapon of evil, one that Sauron desperately wants returned to him. With the power of the ring once again his own, the Dark Lord will unleash his wrath upon all of Middle-earth. The only way to prevent this horrible fate from becoming reality is to return the Ring to Mordor, the only place it can be destroyed. Unfortunately for our heroes, Mordor is also Sauron’s lair.The Lord of the Rings trilogy is essential reading not only for fans of fantasy but for lovers of classic literature as well…

Teri is the author of the Slated trilogy, published by Orchard Books, and also Mind Games, published by Orchard Books.

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I have a few more authors who have gotten back to me but I didn’t want to make the post too long! Hope you enjoyed Part One. Let me know what some of your favourite books are.

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