[Miriam] imaginatively creates strange and intriguing layers of peoples and societies, set in an almost isolated antarctic world. But not quite isolated – it crosses tantalisingly with our own technoligical and greed-driven world, leading us to question beliefs many take for granted. This fascinating world is populated with real characters who have heart and humour and failings like the rest of us. I was charmed, and can’t wait to read what happens next in book 2.
Susan (Sydney bookclub)
Just finished Skyseeker Princess. It is an absorbing creative story and it is beautifully written. Congratulations!!!!
This is a well imagined world, with strong characters – particularly the females. The fast-paced dialogue propels the story and will carry the reader to the end, wanting to know when the second book will become available.
Just finished reading this book and really enjoyed it. Now impatiently waiting for the next book so I can find out what happens. Great imagination used and I love that it is set in modern times – so who’s to say there is not a Si’Empra out there. If you like fantasy give it a read.
Great book, loved the twist on modern fantasy and character development.
Book 1 introduced us to an ancient Antarctic World of mysterious beings and peoples intriguingly co-existing with ripples of influence from our own troubled world. In book 2, the pace never slackens as some mysteries are revealed and the Antarctic world becomes increasingly turbulent, both geologically and societally. I could feel my heart beating as the novel transported me along Ellen’s dark and arduous physical journey, and I was moved by her final self-discovery: “There’s someone I want to be, there’s someone I have to be, and there’s someone I am.” Yet, for this book’s increasing seriousness of theme, the storytelling never loses its charm, and now I’m impatient to read book 3.
Another brilliant book (book 2 – Ülrügh) that further explores the mysteries of Si’Empra and its people. The knock-on effect of one action and the following consequences makes this a page turner. Yet again I am left eagerly awaiting the next addition.
Hundreds of years of harmony between Cryptals, Crystalmakers and Skyseekers has ended. Si’Empra’s very existence is threatened.
Ellen holds the key to change the fate of the people on this beautiful, rugged, mountainous island but she shies away from facing her increasingly irascible brother, Redel, the ruler of Skyseekers. She believes she is neither strong and favoured enough to meet the challenges of leadership. “There is duty!” her father had thundered as he prepared her for the position Redel now occupies. And duty rules her life.
With the help of Elthán, her Crystalmaker grandmother, Ellen comes to understand the nature and causes of Si’Empra’s deprivation. The mysterious, bestial Cryptals, their tendrils on the pulse of Si’Empra, give her strength but it is duty that propels her on.
Hi Miriam I’ve just had the pleasure of reading your book Skyseeker Princess. It was a great read, and I found myself unable to put it down through the final stages of the story. It was also a pleasure to explore a different type of fantasy world, situated within our own world. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy. Thanks for a great story. (Nick)
I love this story so much that I couldnt put it down. It took my breath away. Well written and well done for such a wonderful chance to read this thank you. (Tanya Wheeler)
I’ve loved to create stories for as long as I can remember; characters come tumbling out of my brain and worlds develop around them. I have always wanted to be a writer but, somehow, life got in the way – with writing happening ‘in between’.