Bantam Dell podcast interview now online

• February 4th, 2008 • Posted in Interviews

From February 4th you can hear the author herself (recovering from laryngitis!) talking about Tracing the Shadow and reading a short extract from the book in a Bantam Dell podcast. Updated weekly, the Bantam Dell Podcast has a permanent feature on the Bantam Dell home page ( as well as a dedicated page that visitors […]

Tracing the Shadow published in the US

• January 22nd, 2008 • Posted in News

It gives me the greatest pleasure to announce the publication of Tracing the Shadow by Bantam Spectra. The first part of the story of Celestine de Joyeuse is now available, with the second part of Alchymist’s Legacy, Flight into Darkness due to follow in a year’s time. See the Tracing The Shadow page for more […]

Tracing the Shadow – an extract

• January 4th, 2008 • Posted in Extracts

Chapter 1 The Aethyr Vox stood on Magister Linnaius’s desk collecting dust. It had stood there for many weeks, awaiting its inventor’s return. And Rieuk Mordiern, Linnaius’s apprentice, had been assigned to cleaning duties again. With a feather duster, he began to clean the delicate mechanism. “Apprentice alchymist? Unpaid servant, more like,” he muttered to […]

Tracing the Shadow

• January 4th, 2008 • Posted in Books

The kingdom of Francia has purged its magi. But when a young Guerrier rescues an orphaned street waif, little does he know that she is the daughter of a magus who met his end on their pyres—or that she is guarded by an aethyric spirit—and driven by the name of the traitor who condemned her […]

Tracing the Shadow cover art!

• July 4th, 2007 • Posted in Artwork

One of the most exciting moments after delivering a manuscript is waiting with bated breath to see the artwork that’s been commissioned by the publishers to go on the cover. And I was so excited when my editor, Anne Groell, sent me my first preview of the cover by talented artist Phil Heffernan. I’m really […]