Alicia Wanstall-Burke - Blood of Heirs
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.
John Birmingham is in-conversation with Alicia Wanstall-Burke at the launch of her novel Blood of Heirs.
Lidan Tolak is the fiercest of her father’s daughters; more than capable of one day leading her clan. But caught between her warring parents, Lidan’s world begins to unravel when another of her father’s wives falls pregnant. Before she has time to consider the threat of a brother, a bloody swathe is cut through the heart of the clan and Lidan must fight, not only to prove her worth, but simply to survive.
Ranoth Olseta wants nothing more than to be a worthy successor to his father’s throne. When his home is threatened by the aggressive Woaden Empire, Ran becomes his city’s saviour, but powers within him are revealed by the enemy and he is condemned to death. Confused and betrayed, Ran is forced to flee his homeland, vowing to reclaim what he has lost, even if it kills him.
Facing an unknown future, and battling forces both familiar and foreign, can Lidan and Ran overcome the odds threatening to drag them into inescapable darkness?
Living in Central Queensland, surrounded by coal mines, snakes, marsupials and a wide blue sky, Alicia is a writer, a mum, a cat-herder and a dog-whisperer. She began writing in her teens and never grew out of the phase, working in her spare time until the birth of her son allowed her to focus on writing full time. She works as an editor, dabbles in cartography and blogging, and has a Bachelor of Education.