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K.J. Taylor book launch at Gleebooks
October 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
K.J. Taylor will be launching her new fantasy novel, The Last Guard at Gleebooks on the 7th of October at 6:30pm.
Set to be one of the most talked about fantasy releases this year, The Last Guard : The Southern Star Trilogy
is a follow on to her bestselling Dark Griffin series.
Special guest author Pamela Freeman, will be in attendance. Known in children’s literature for her FLORAMONDE trilogy and its award-winning spin-offs Victor’s Quest and Victor’s Challenge. Her adult novels include the CASTINGS TRILOGY. Cover illustrator, Amber Goodhart will also be making a later appearance.
The Last Guard
The Southern Star Trilogy Book One
Guards stay at their posts, and die to defend their cities…
Southerner Sergeant Kearney “Red” Redguard is the last of a disgraced family, and a loyal guardsman. And with a murderer stalking the streets, the city guard is his city’s best defence. But in the North, King Caedmon Taranisäii is gathering his army, and the cruel Night God prepares for the downfall of the South.
A new dark griffin roams the land, warning of the war to come.
Betrayed and sent on the run, Red must fight to save his homeland. But it may already be too late…
Start time 6:30pm on the 7th October at Gleebooks
49 Glebe Point Road. Glebe, NSW 2037
RSVP James (02) 9660 2333 or
Stephen Ormsby at email@example.com
K.J. Taylor published her first work, The Land of Bad Fantasy, through Scholastic when she was just 18, and went on to publish The Dark Griffin in Australia and New Zealand five years later. The Griffin’s Flight and The Griffin’s War followed in the same year, and were released in America and Canada in 2011. The Shadow’s Heir, The Shadowed Throne and The Shadow’s Heart have now joined them in both Australia and the US.
Her achievements so far include being named Young Distinguished Alumni of the Year from the University of Canberra in 2011, winning the Critic’s Award that same year, and being shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards in 2009 for The Dark Griffin.
Praise for K.J. Taylor’s works:
“…intelligent high-stakes fantasy…” – Bookseller and Publisher
“…ever since The Dark Griffin came out in 2009, this has been my favourite fantasy series. It’s got more imagination than Lord of the Rings, more intrigue than Game of Thrones, and a better sense of humour than Harry Potter. It’s brought tears to my eyes, it’s made me laugh out loud.. My stock standard birthday gift for anyone remotely interested in fantasy.” – author Jack Heath
“…that rare, astonishing, wonderful thing – an author with something new to say, and the writing and storytelling chops to pull it off in a way that grabs the reader by the heart… At the end I was nearly in tears.” – Russell Galen, New York literary agent
“The Last Guard is another gripping novel from K J Taylor, which will take readers through an extreme range of emotions – from cheering out loud to reaching for the tissues. I cannot recommend this book – and its predecessors – enough. Taylor has masterfully created an intricate world full of characters that readers will fall in love with. I will be eagerly awaiting future installments in the Southern Star Trilogy.” – Ingrid Jonach, author of When the World was Flat (and we were in love).