I like the way he mixes modern technology with medieval magicy stuff.
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The book was extremely humorous and the jokes encouraged me to read on Jacob, 10 yrs old. Facebook page: Talisman of Vim. Oliver broke into professional writing with the self-publication of her children's animal fantasy, Aroha's Great Adventure in This tale of a plucky little weka's journey across the Alps is also illustrated by Oliver.
She followed up this debut with A Midsummer Knight's Quest in and in she published the first volume of her epic animal fantasy, Lemur's Saga.
Fellowship of the Ringtails is described as 'Game of Thrones with lemurs' and its sequel, A Tale of Two Scions , is due to be released next year. Both works are accompanied by author illustrations. Oliver has made a significant contribution to New Zealand fantasy with her distinctive animal fantasies all available for purchase on Amazon through CreateSpace , which are comparable to Philip Temple's Kea series, Brian Jacques's Redwall , and Richard Adams's Watership Down.
Aroha's Grand Adventure is a fun and educational tribute to New Zealand flora and fauna as it takes readers on a journey across the modern-day South Island with its weka protagonist. A Midsummer Knight's Quest is less specifically placed in the world and focuses instead on developing relationships between traditional fantasy figures like goblins and brownies, and their animal and human friends and enemies.
Fellowship of the Ringtails is an adult novel and this high fantasy, set in Madagascar and starring lemur characters, is well-researched and carefully imagined. Angela Oliver Bibliography.
Stedman I am nominating Rachel L. Ms Stedman is an up-and-coming talent who writes fantasy with a good dose of reality in it. I think this is a very important feature because I know I have stopped reading a book because it had become too far-fetched. The other two positives is that she sources her characters from all over the world, along with their magic, so it is rather international in flavour.
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While set in the traditional European fantasy setting, it also steps outside it in a seamless fusion. The other thing is that her characters are well-adjusted, and getting on with the adventure at hand, making the primary reason for her work an entertaining fantasy read for an YA audience, but also good for a more grown-up audiences too.
Ms Stedman was the very deserving winner of the Tessa Duder award. This award is for "the author of a work of fiction for young adults aged 13 and above. The writer, who must be a New Zealand resident, must not have had a trade book for children or young adults previously published, nor have one in the process of publication". Services To Fandom The League of Victorian Imagineers While many people would have been involved in this over the years that it took streampunk in NZ and the steampunk artwork in Oamaru to evolve to what it is today, their contribution is the most well-known across NZ due to the steampunk conventions that are now occurring across New Zealand.
The conventions along with the festivals, exhibitions and fashion parades have done a lot to highlight the steampunk movement in New Zealand, and Oamaru in particular. There have been a few genre authors from overseas who have visited New Zealand and Oamaru in particular, who have noted the steampunk attractions on their public websites.
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And Jay Lake who visited here in Lonely Planet and the AA are not genre publications, so it is a strong indication that Oamaru is now well-known as the steampunk capital of NZ. According to the Steampunk NZ website here is the short history with the most important snippet here:. Spider's Trap. Blade Bound. Devils and Details. Night Vision. Yasmine Galenorn. Born To Be Wilde. Jenn Stark. Forged by Flames. Blade on the Hunt.
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