by Tahlia Newland
Genre: Paranormal, Metaphysical, Fantasy
Intrepid traveller Ariel Malony and demon slayer Nick Walker face their deepest fears and their greatest challenge as they search for the Master Demon who holds the key to the future of mankind. Slay him and the world goes free; fail, and it falls irrevocably into violence and chaos.
Guided by a wisdom master of a mystical tradition that uses mind power as the basis of powerful magic, the assault party, including Kestril, the Magan Chiefs’ son, Layla, the flying Noble One, and Twitchet, the talking cat, must travel from the ancient granite walls of the Hermitage, up the kilometre high Steps of Death, and through a labyrinth of shifting gorges to the Palace of Skulls where flesh-eating demons demand to be fed. Even if Nick wins his struggle with the scars of his past and defeats the green-eyed head of the Cogin clan, they still must cross the scree slope, where the bones of Ariel’s father lie, and pass through the territory of vicious elementals to get to the ice caves beneath the summit where the Master Demon awaits.
The journey is extraordinary, the enemies are deadly and the ending is mind-blowing.
This is the final in the Diamond Peak Series: Lethal Inheritance, Stalking Shadows, Demon’s Grip and Eternal Destiny.
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About the author:
I write heart warming and inspiring contemporary fantasy and magical realism .
I’ve been writing full time since 2008, and I’m also a well-respected reviewer with over 300 published reviews. All my novels have been awarded a place on the Awesome Indies list of quality independent fiction, and several have received the AIA Seal of Excellence. My young adult magical realism novel ‘You Can’t Shatter Me’ also received a B.R.A.G Medallion for an outstanding independent novel.
My agent, before I went indie, was Debbie Golvan of Golvan Arts, Australia. I studied writing with, among others, Australian editor Selena Hanet Hutchins (BCA, Creative Writing), and was mentored by Catherine Hammond, (BS in Education, MA in Literature/Creative Writing)
Before I began writing full time, I taught high school visual and performing arts and wrote scripts for theatre in education as well as some unpublished short stories for children. Full details can be seen on my Linked in profile.
I like and write stuff that’s out of the box.
I’ve studied philosophy & meditation for many years, (which informs the metaphysics in my stories), and I’m an avid reader, prolific reviewer, extremely casual high school teacher and occasional mask-maker.
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Though I trained as a teacher when I left high school, for most of my working life I was a performer . I started as a dancer, then moved into mask, mime and visual theatre. I spent five years doing a niteclub dance/mime act with my husband in Sydney and about 13 years performing in schools in Australia and New Zealand. I’m a hopeless case of being slave to my creative impulses, but I’m never bored.
In March 2012 I set up the Awesome Indies site to evaluate and list indie and self published books that meet the same standards as traditionally published books. Happily, all my books met the stringent requirements for addition to the list. Now I’m just part of a team that keeps it running.
I live on a beautiful property in rainforest about two and a half hours drive south of the city of Sydney in Australia. I have a teenage daughter and a husband, who is also a teacher. We live only 6 km from the main highway but grid power doesn’t reach us, so our electricity is solar and water generated.