Firstly Marianne De Pierres will be launching Juliet Marillier’s latest epic ‘Shadowfell’.
Synopsis of Shadowfell – The people of Alban are afraid. The tyrannical king and his masked Enforcers are scouring the land, burning villages and enslaving the canny. Fifteen-year-old Neryn has fled her home in the wake of their destruction, and is alone and penniless, hiding her extraordinary magical power. She can rely on no one – not even the elusive Good Folk who challenge and bewilder her with their words. When an enigmatic stranger saves her life, Neryn and the man called Flint begin an uneasy journey together. She wants to trust Flint but how can she tell who is true in this land of evil?
Bevan McGuiness will also take to the wrestling ring to launch Duncan Lay’s newest fantasy novel ‘Bridge of Swords’
Synopsis of ‘Bridge of Swords’ – A tale of history and legend, myth and belief, truth and lies … but at its heart is a story of fathers and children and what is passed from one generation to another. Long ago, a group of men became the Elfarans, altered by magic to resemble the elves of the great sagas. An internal dispute caused a number of Elfarans to leave their home on Dragonara Isle and found a new homeland on a new continent. Their descendants have come to believe they are real elves and superior to mere humans who have no magic abilities and they have sealed themselves away from any contact with anyone else.
But one of these elves fails his magic test and is banished to live in the human world, starting a chain of events that will change lives and nations.