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Tallow : The Curse of the Bond Riders Series : Book 1 - Karen Brooks


The Curse of the Bond Riders Series : Book 1


Published: 1st June 2011
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
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In a world of darkness, there is one who will bring light . . .

On the edge of a mystical border called the Limen, close to a beautiful canal-laced city, a humble candlemaker rescues a child, whom he raises as his apprentice.

Years pass and the child’s unusual talents are revealed, the gentle art of candlemaking slowly transforming into something far more sinister.

Lingering in the shadows, enemies watch and wait - a vengeful aristocrat, an exotic queen and the lethal creatures known only as the Morte Whisperers.

They hunger after the child’s ancient magic and will do anything to control it - betray, lie, manipulate. Even murder.

A story of intrigue, deadly magic and a love so deep it transcends life itself.

About the Author

Associate Professor Karen Brooks is Deputy Head of the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University in Lismore and has a PhD in cultural studies. Renowned internationally for her work on popular culture, Karen is also a dynamic and award-winning teacher. She is a columnist for The Courier Mail and an expert on Channel 7's SUNRISE, THE MORNING SHOW and TODAY TONIGHT. She is also a regular on ABC's THE EINSTEIN FACTOR as part of the Brains Trust. Author of the popular Cassandra Klein quartet and RIFTS THROUGH QUENTARIS, Karen's first non-fiction book CONSUMING INNOCENCE: POPULAR CULTURE AND OUR CHILDREN was published in 2008 to rave reviews. In recognition of the public debates she has stimulated and her academic and creative contributions to Australian and global society, she is cited in WHO'S WHO OF AUSTRALIAN WOMEN 2007-2009. Karen has a wonderful partner, Stephen, and two children, and shares her house with three dogs, a cat and an assortment of chickens and sheep as well as resident birdlife and possums. She lives in a place known as the Rainbow Region which is the perfect environment for writing fantasy.


Brilliant read


truelly written by one of Australia's unheralded genius authors. Deserves far more recognition. Just waiting to be discovered.




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"The first in a trilogy, there are echoes of Lord of the Rings, but this is so much easier to read. Tallow is a layered character, as is the book. Throughout this first volume, there are many surprises, twists, and turns to keep the reader hooked." --"Australian Booksellers and Publishers" "Karen Brooks' novel is one that will leave you wanting more but at the same time have you questioning the depths human beings are willing to go to in order to achieve the hidden desire. . . . If you have never read a fantasy novel, "Tallow" is where you should start." --"Fantasy Book Review"

ISBN: 9781742752280
ISBN-10: 1742752284
Series: Curse of the Bond Riders
Audience: Children
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st June 2011
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2