While at schoolies Clare bought a batch of new books. Over recent years my daughters have introduced me to a whole series of new authors that I have very much enjoyed.
In this case, Clare insisted that I read Kylie Chan's Dark Heavens series. I read the first last week, then the next two over the weekend. Quite disruptive really since I was meant to be doing other things, but I could not put them down.
An Australia, Kylie Chan married a Hong Kong bloke, later living in Hong Kong for ten years. She returned to Australia a couple of years ago and decided to use her knowledge of Chinese culture, mythology and martial arts to weave a story that would appeal to a wider audience.
She has clearly succeeded. I won't give away the plot line because that would take some of the fun away from the story's evolution, but if you enjoy fantasy and immersion in different worlds you are likely to enjoy the series.
The only problem from my perspective is that there are apparently going to be three more books, but these will not come out for some time.
Clare, too, tells me that she is infuriated by the fact that there will be a delay before the next three come out. Poor Kylie, though. I see from her blog that she has had to take a full time job to get some immediate cash. It takes time, even with books as good as hers.