by Glenda Larke
(writing as Glenda Noramly)
Havenstar is the story of Keris Kaylen, a map-maker’s daughter. When her father is murdered and a mountain disappears, Keris is betrayed by her brother. Forced to flee into the Unstable — the lethal chaos surrounding the eight Stabilities of Malinawar. She finds her safety is in the hands of a man bonded to the Lord Carasma, the Unmaker, and her ordered life is turned upside-down. Her survival will depend on a map and a place called Havenstar.
Barbara Davies review of Havenstar in Starburst: “Havenstar is an original, engrossing page-turner of a fantasy. You want strange and powerful magic, world changing heroism, and courage in unlikely places — it’s here. Terrific stuff?this author is one to watch. Starburst rating: 10/10 .”
Alex Wormall in The Alien Has Landed: “This is an exciting, fast-moving page-turner that draws you in from page one and holds your attention until the final full-stop. If you are looking for something new and a bit different, you could do a lot worse than this, one of the best books I have read this year.”
Havenstar was first published in 1999 in the UK by Virgin Books to much initial acclaim; the novel then disappeared following the publishing company’s collapse.
This is its first Australian publication.