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Cecilia Dart-Thornton
Cecilia Dart-Thornton was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.She became a schoolteacher before working as an editor, bookseller, illustrator and book designer. She started and ran her own business, but became a... show more

Cecilia Dart-Thornton was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.She became a schoolteacher before working as an editor, bookseller, illustrator and book designer. She started and ran her own business, but became a full-time writer in 2000 after her work was 'discovered' on the Internet and published by Time Warner (New York). A keen supporter of animal rights and wilderness conservation, she has also branched out into such diverse industries as clay sculpting, performing in folk music bands, and digital media. Her books are published around the world and have been translated into several languages.BIBLIOGRAPHY:THE BITTERBYNDE TRILOGY'This series follows the journey of a mute, amnesiac foundling through a world of beauty and peril, teeming with faerie creatures.' The Ill-Made Mute (2001) The Lady of the Sorrows (2002) The Battle of Evernight (2003)THE CROWTHISTLE CHRONICLES'A four-part epic fantasy describing the adventures that befall a cursed and gifted family.' The Iron Tree (2004) The Well of Tears (2005) Weatherwitch (2006) Fallowblade (2007)THE MIDNIGHT GAME - A young-adult fantasy novel published in a fine limited edition. (2012)SHORT STORIES Long the Clouds are Over me Tonight (Published in the anthology Emerald Magic: Great Tales of Irish Fantasy; Tor Books, 2004) The Stolen Swanmaiden (Published in Australian Women's Weekly September 2005) The Lanes of Camberwell (Published by Harper Collins in the anthology DREAMING AGAIN, 2008) The Enchanted (Published by Harper Collins in the anthology LEGENDS OF AUSTRALIAN FANTASY, 2010)
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Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it 4 years ago
A not very surprising twist at the start, leading into pages and pages of description about the minutiae of everything around the main character leading up to the start of a quest type adventure.Never really got that involved in any of the characters, and there weren't any real surprises or moments ...
Alissa
Alissa rated it 6 years ago
Very nice, with an original main protagonist and very interesting characters. The story is compelling, the world-building solid and there are many delightful details of folklore and story-telling. Epic fantasy at its purest, with quests, treasures and all. Unfortunately, the pace is a bit slow -part...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it 6 years ago
I read this awhile ago and am still fixing/updating my GR reviews one by one. DNF because, shit, it’s boringI have had a brand new paperback copy of The Ill Made Mute sitting in my pile of to be read books ever since I first bought it on a word of mouth recommendation back in 2001 or so. I probabl...
helenhid
helenhid rated it 9 years ago
Bit of a slow start and at times the description is overwhelming, but the story does grip. I just don't need to know the entire contents of store rooms.
Thief of Camorr
Thief of Camorr rated it 11 years ago
I'll have to read this again so I can review it story by story as I'm doing with my other anthologies, but the story I remember standing out was Trudi Canavan's. It's because of this that I got out her first series from my book storage.
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