Hallo, Hallo dear hearts!
All week long I’ve been introducing my readers of Jorie Loves A Story and the participants and blog travellers of #WyrdAndWonder to the Indie Fantasy novelists who are published via Odyssey Books! This afternoon I am bringing to you the final guest author feature I have for Odyssey Books – which is both a wonderful celebration of the publisher I’ve come to find has many authors I now desire to gather to read and a sombering finality to knowing #WyrdAndWonder is about to end.
These authors helped make my 3rd Year of Wyrd And Wonder wicked wonderful! Each of them has brought a different perspective on #amwriting Fantasy, reading Fantasy and breathing a fantastical world to life – as they are a diverse group of authors who are offering new & dynamic voices in Fantasy which hopefully will become our next wicked #mustreads!
I have become increasingly aware of Mythological Re-tellings in Fantasy and other genres through my pursuit of Speculative Fiction stories which parlay into the back-histories of Mythology ever since I first participated in @Mythothon! This wonderful celebration is hosted by a dear friend of mine (Louise @foxesfairytale) in September – wherein this year we’re tackling Celtic Mythology! This will be my 3rd Year of participating and I am hopeful between then and now, I can read some of the lovelies I’ve discovered from past #Mythothon’s! As it is a self-directed intuitive study of the folkore and Mythos of each group of Mythology which is the focus of the events.
Thereby, the whole concept of “Cassandra” by Ms Gossow truly excited me because it was my next ‘Mythological Re-telling” to uncover and discover! The fact I had the chance to interview the author asking her questions about this world she’s crafted and how she wanted to entice readers into the story behind ‘Cassandra’ was a gift of joy. I am hopeful through this conversation – others might consider reading more Mythologically inspired works of Fiction as much as Louise & I and the rest of the #Mythothon community have appreciated these past few years!
Speaking of #Mythothon – similar to #TheClassicsClub – this is OPEN to everyone who reads and loves sharing their readerly lives with others. You can have a blog, a Twitter feed, a #bookstagram or #booktube or being active on GoodReads, LibraryThing, Litsy, etc – wherever you share your bookish life, welcome to the #Mythothon community!
I didn’t get a chance to gather a copy of this novel during #WyrdAndWonder – however, this conversation we’ve shared has definitely left me with a solid connection to the world within “Cassandra” and I will be looking forward to reading this when I’m able to bring the book home.
Brew yourself a cuppa and enjoy what I have to share with you,…
by Kathryn Gossow
On a remote farm in Queensland, Cassie Shultz feels useless. Her perfect brother Alex has an uncanny ability to predict the weather, and the fortunes of the entire family hinge upon his forecasts. However, her own gift for prophecy remains frustratingly obscure. Attempts to help her family usually result in failure.
After meeting with her new genius neighbour Athena, Cassie thinks she has unlocked the secret of her powers. But as her visions grow more vivid, she learns that the cost of honing her gift may be her sanity.
With her family breaking apart, the future hurtles towards Cassie faster than she can comprehend it.
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Published by Odyssey Books
on 6th February, 2017
About [ “Cassandra” ] by the author:
My book Cassandra is a reimagining of the myth of Cassandra, set in Australian in the 1980s. It was a finalist for Best Fantasy Novel in the Australian Aurealis Awards.
Converse via: #Fantasy, #YAFantasy, #Cassandra
as well as #OdysseyBooks & #WyrdAndWonder