Join local author Penelope Wallace for the launch party of a book that gives fantasy a facelift.
Released in November 2016, We Do Not Kill Children was heralded as the hot pick in Amazon’s Christian fantasy genre in the run up to Christmas and finally the book is getting a local not-quite-a-release party.
We Do Not Kill Children is the debut novel from local author, Penelope Wallace and published by the local publishing house, Mightier Than the Sword UK Publications. “It’s a fantasy book for people who don’t really like fantasy,” said Ms Wallace, “It’s a story without elves, it doesn’t end on a cliff-hanger and it’s free from misogyny. However it does have several murders plus a sprinkling of torture and dismemberment of corpses – which all adds to the intrigue.”
The launch party is being held at the Middle Street Resource Centre, Middle Street, Beeston on 26th May 2017. The doors will open at 7pm, with talks starting at 7:30pm. Entry is free. There will be refreshments on offer for all those that attend, with the chance to meet the author and talk to her about her book (and the second Tale from Ragaris, which is due to be published later this year) as well as the opportunity to purchase a copy and have it signed. The illustrator for the books, Ian Storer of Scipio Design will also be in attendance with more examples of his work. C.S. Woolley, the founder of Mightier Than the Sword UK Publications and another local author, will also be there with some of the other books in the Mightier Than the Sword UK Publications catalogue available for purchase.
We Do Not Kill Children Blurb
“We do not kill children; we do not commit rape; we do not take pleasure in torment.”
Dorac Kingsbrother was one of the King’s Thirty in the kingdom of Marod. That was before he was found guilty of the murder of Lord Gahran’s three children. Though Gahran was a traitor, his children were innocent. The code of the King’s Thirty leaves no room for such a barbaric act, and for this heinous crime Dorac faces a life in exile.
The shame of such a sentence is something that Dorac can’t brook, and so he sets off on a journey to the Old Stones, the place where those that seek death meet their end. Followed by Gormad, a child in search of adventure, Dorac is not alone on his final journey.
But not everyone believes that Dorac is guilty. Gemara Kingsister, head of the Six, investigates the murder of Gahran’s children; though there is more at stake than the life of a lone warrior in this, the first of the Tales from Ragaris.