Kenrick – a blood sucking Heathcliff with a less dashing appearance

I loved creating the villain of the piece, Kenrick. His lank hair, his glassy eyes, his florid complexion, his habit of drooling on pretty young woman's hands, his dirty mind, his loud guffaws at the jokes he tells that nobody else finds funny. He was a delight to write about. I don't think many other … Continue reading Kenrick – a blood sucking Heathcliff with a less dashing appearance

Agnes, Ma Slap’em, Mrs Kit and others: no need for them to be genteel young ladies

If the sweet innocent Sophie is to some extent Émile’s dupe, then many of the other female characters in my story border on the overbearing if not the alarming . This might seem surprising, given that the story is set at a time when females were seen as intrinsically inferior and relegated largely to the … Continue reading Agnes, Ma Slap’em, Mrs Kit and others: no need for them to be genteel young ladies

‘The Moon in Asterion’ – Enthralling Conclusion to the Bronze Age section of ‘Child of the Erinyes’

‘The Year God’s Daughter’ and ‘The Thinara King’ were ‘page turners’ but this is where the real fireworks take place! You won’t be disappointed with this, the third book, which concludes in a series of shocks that even surpasses the giant shock of the earthquake so brilliantly and terrifyingly depicted in ‘The Thinara King’. Readers … Continue reading ‘The Moon in Asterion’ – Enthralling Conclusion to the Bronze Age section of ‘Child of the Erinyes’

‘The Thinara King’ Book Two in the Riveting Series ‘Child of the Erinyes’

This is briliantly researched and full of evocative, strong writing. It continues the story of the attack on the matriarchal society of ancient Crete by the patriarchal mainland, around which is woven the story of Aridela, daughter of the Queen of Crete, and the two blood brothers who are bound to her. The author recounts … Continue reading ‘The Thinara King’ Book Two in the Riveting Series ‘Child of the Erinyes’

‘Child of the Erinyes’ – a Riveting Series by Rebecca Lochlann

I first encountered Rebecca Lochlann on a Goodreads discussion, as I recall about the book ‘Ariadne’ by June Rachuy Brindel. That sadly neglected novel ‘Ariadne’ is, unsurprisingly, about Ariadne, the Cretan princess who takes Theseus as her lover and according to the legend, is separated from him at Naxos (legends vary as to the reason). … Continue reading ‘Child of the Erinyes’ – a Riveting Series by Rebecca Lochlann