Parents, we understand that sometimes reading can be seen as a chore. Sometimes you get sick of reading book after book, night after night, in order to entertain and bond with your kids. What you need is a book that entertains you as much as it does the kids, if not more. We have the answer (pun intended) – A.L. Tait’s The Book of Answers is what you need!
“I think that there’s something in all of us that just loves a good adventure and I think that’s what parents respond to.” – A.L. Tait
A.L. Tait grew up with an imagination that demanded an outlet. If you’ve read The Mapmaker Chronicles, you’ll know what we mean. The fun doesn’t end there – with Tait’s Ateban Cipher series continuing with book two, The Book of Answers.
Her characters – an exiled orphan, a band of rebel girls and a dethroned prince – are all about the quest. But the author herself is drawn to the personal development of her protagonist Gabe. “As he gets a lot more confident, as the story goes on, he obviously takes a lot more charge because we don’t want a hero who is being dragged along by other people,” says Tait. “His growth – into the person that can do that – is the reason you write stories… him growing into himself is, for me, where the interest lies in the writing.”
Listen to the full interview with A.L. Tait below!
The Book of Answers
In the second gripping Ateban Cipher novel, Gabe and his companions journey to a remote mountain citadel where they learn the secret of the mysterious, encrypted book that Gabe has been tasked with protecting. But their enemies are close behind them, and new dangers lie ahead.
As Eddie seeks to regain his crown, and Merry and Gwyn race to free their father, Gabe will discover the answer to his own great mystery - his true identity.
About the Contributor
Bronwyn Eley is new to the book industry, having previously served in the Royal Australian Air Force & even spent some time as a barista until entering the exciting world of Booktopia. Books are her true passion. Bronwyn writes in her spare time, often has her face buried in a book and enjoys keeping fit (which she undoes by eating loads of chocolate) with Martial Arts and personal training. She can't answer what her favourite book is but she has a soft spot for Peter Pan (J.M Barrie), Outlander (Diana Gabaldon), Stardust (Neil Gaiman), The Illuminae Files (Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufmand) and Six of Crows (Leigh Bardugo). Fantasy, sci-fi and YA make up the majority of her bookshelves.