Saturday, 14 February 2015

The Spires of Kurrong

The Spires of Kurrong by Malcolm Wells (Morris Publishing Australia)

For many generations the people of the spires believed they were the only living human race left on their planet. They had been told that Daemons had inhabited the planet surface and driven their ancestors into the domed cities. When Markus and Filona fall in love, they break the strict laws of the domes. Markus is son of the Prefect of Alpha Dome, Filona an innkeepers daughter and their union is forbidden.

The couple flee to the planet surface, despite thoughts of the dangers they might face. What they find there will astound them. The decisions they make for their future will have a dramatic effect on the whole planet.

An interview with Malcolm Wells, author of The Spires of Kurrong

Q. Describe your book in five words or less.
A. Breaking the bounds of tradition.

Q. How did the ideas for your book come to you?
A. I imagined people living in a confined world in the belief that it was the only safe place to be. Then I wondered what would happen if two people risked everything to break out of that world.

Q. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
A. I never intended one, but I suppose it could suggest that one should never be restricted by limits put on one’s life by others. If you are not happy, always look for alternatives.

Q. Why did you choose to write in this genre?
A. In my childhood and teens, I was a huge fan of sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories. I have written a number of horror stories that I have yet to submit for publication, but this was my first attempt at a fantasy novel.

Q. Does the life of your main character parallel with your life in any way?
A. Perhaps in the fact that I met and married an Australian in England when I was 21, and then moved to Australia on a whim.

To learn more information about the book and Malcolm follow the blog tour:
Feb 14th                                                 Interview
       15th                                                  Interview
       16th                  Profile
       17th                                         Interview
       18th                                                                     Interview
       19th                                                  Interview
       20th                                                            Interview
       21st                                                  Review
       28th                                                        Review 

TITLE: The Spires of Kurrong                                 
AUTHOR: Malcolm Wells                                                        
ISBN: 978-0-9942463-1-8
FORMATS: Paperback and eBook
EXTENT: 244 pages
AU RRP: eBook: $4.99
                 Paperback: $20.00
PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia
CATEGORY: Sci Fi/fantasy
AUDIENCE:  Young Adult
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