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Pamela Freeman
Pamela Freeman is an award-winning Australian author of books for both adults and children. She also writes historical fiction as Pamela Hart. Most of her work as Pamela Freeman is fantasy but she has also written science fiction, mystery stories, family dramas and non-fiction. Her first adult... show more



Pamela Freeman is an award-winning Australian author of books for both adults and children. She also writes historical fiction as Pamela Hart. Most of her work as Pamela Freeman is fantasy but she has also written science fiction, mystery stories, family dramas and non-fiction. Her first adult series, the Castings Trilogy (Blood Ties, Deep Water and Full Circle) is published globally by Orbit books, and was followed by a stand alone from the same universe, Ember and Ash (Aurealis Award Winner, Best Fantasy Novel). Pamela's new series for children, the Princess Betony series, is published by Walker Books. Her best known children's books are the junior novels Victor's Quest and Victor's Challenge (Aurealis Award Winner - Best Children's Fantasy) and an associated series, the Floramonde books, and for The Black Dress: Mary MacKillop's Early Years, which won the NSW Premier's History Prize in 2006. As well as the Aurealis Award, Pamela's children's books have also been shortlisted for the NSW State Literary Awards, the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards, the Koala Awards and the Wilderness Society Environment Awards. Pamela is a Doctor of Creative Arts. Pamela's websites are: www.castingstrilogy.com (adults) and www.pamelafreemanbooks.com (kids).Pamela started writing for kids as a scriptwriter at the Australian Broadcasting Commission's Children's Department - she wrote and researched over fifty shows for kids and young adults. While there she started writing short stories for children. Her first book, The Willow Tree's Daughter, was published in 1994. Pamela relaxes by playing the drums very loudly and teaches (including online) at the Australian Writers' Centre.

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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 11 years ago
I really did enjoy this read, and while I didn't quite *like* the ending, it was the right end for the society. Ember has a path laid out for her life. She's going to marry Osfrid and unite two kingdoms. It's what is planned. Until the part of the marriage cermony where they leap the fire togeth...
AmyM
AmyM rated it 11 years ago
3.5
Barbara's Booky Blog
Barbara's Booky Blog rated it 11 years ago
There are three main characters:Saker - a stonecaster (witch) who is trying to avenge the murder of his people, the Travelers by the invaders (hundreds of years ago) by raising zombies to kill the interlopers of his homeland.Ash - a gypsy boy who was basically put out of his family because he had no...
AmyM
AmyM rated it 11 years ago
4.5/5
AmyM
AmyM rated it 11 years ago
4.5
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