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In the Shadows of Grace

A metaphysical adventure.

Shadows of Grace
A mock-up of a simple cover design, with help from Naomi Giatas Design.

In near-future totalitarian Australia, Ciara’s deadly gift has made her an unexpected champion of the resistance movement. They believe her powers can be harnessed safely to create peace. When the State gets its hands on a powerful and ancient weapon that can wipe out their kind, all hope rests on Ciara.

But Ciara doesn’t know if she can use her gift without destroying everything, and she’s vowed to never kill again. She’s also not sure her resistance friends would still trust her if they knew about her love affair with the powerful colonel in charge of arresting her kind, or how she betrayed the one man who stood by her.

The colonel, Oliver Wrightsmith, and the lover she betrayed, Dwaine Henderson, re-emerge in Ciara’s life and she needs their help to achieve the resistance’s vital mission – but can she trust either of them?

As the day to steal the State’s powerful weapon approaches, Ciara must not only unite the splintered resistance group but also uncover the truth about her past and face her own demons. But first, there’s the little matter of saving her lover Lucien, who’s hiding dark secrets of his own.

Saving Grace is speculative fiction with elements of fantasy, romance, action, adventure and mythology with a coming-of-age story at its heart.

“You have merged the real world with mythology and dreams and made it more real.” Phillip Edmonds, author and former Lecturer Creative Writing, University of Adelaide

Saving Grace stands alone but is planned as book one in a trilogy. It’s divided into four sections covering different stages of Ciara’s life, with the final section bringing together the first three parts for a dramatic climax that both satisfies and leaves readers hungry for more. See reader comments, here.

Read an excerpt here.

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