I often receive emails from authors asking me to review their books, and although their book does sound incredibly interesting I’m just too busy to read them at that moment. I always feel horrible when this happens because I love finding new books and authors and sharing my opinions with all of you. Fortunately, ProMo is a place where I get to share with you some of these books which I don’t have time to read but would still like to give a little spotlight on my blog incase you think it sounds good and would like to pick it up.
Title: Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith
Author: Shaun Hume
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published: 31st July 2013
Publisher: Popcorn and Rice Publishing
Find This Book On: Goodreads or Amazon UK or Amazon USA
Ewan Pendle was weird. Really weird. At least, that’s what everyone told him. Then again, being able to see monsters that no one else could wasn’t exactly normal …
Thinking he has been moved off to live with his eleventh foster family, Ewan is instead told he is a Lenitnes, one of an ancient race of peoples who can alone see the real ‘Creatures’ which inhabit the earth. He is taken in by Enola, the mysterious sword carrying Grand Master of Firedrake Lyceum, a labyrinth of halls and rooms in the middle of London where other children, just like Ewan, go to learn the ways of the Creatures.
About The Author (from Goodreads)
Shaun is an Australian born author of three novels. He wrote his first story, entitled “The Stagecoach Robbery”, at the age of six, and has been making stories ever since.
After working in education with children of all ages for many years, Shaun turned his passion into his profession, and is now a freelance writer and photographer.
Ewan Pendle has been described as an ‘antidote for Post-Potter Depression’, a tale of a life changed in an instant when a young boy discovers who he truly is, and what he has the opportunity to become a part of.
Q1. Let’s get to know you better, what’s a random fact about yourself?
I can put one leg behind my head while standing on the other…
Q2. What made you want to become a writer?
Being a writer is the first thing I ever wanted to be. It came from having books read to me such as “The Hobbit” by J.R.R.Tolkien and “The Twits” by Roald Dahl at age six, and how living in those worlds seemed so much more fun that day to day life.
Q3. For all of us non-writers, where do you find your inspiration from?
It jumps out of cupboards, falls from clouds and bubbles up in deep cups of tea. The simple answer is – I have no real idea. They just burst into my house, and won’t leave me alone until I write them down.
Q4. What’s the thing you most love and hate about writing?
What I love is many and varied. The main of which could be the act of delving completely into the world I create, seeing it all so clearly. What I hate is editing …
Q5. Who is your all-time favourite author and why?
I don’t have just one, as I don’t know how that could be possible for anyone! But the one I would like to thank the most is J.K.Rowling, for getting me back into writing. And the one I respect the most is the sadly no longer with us Terry Pratchett, who I consider to be the most intelligent and witty author who ever lived.
Q6. How many books, novellas, short stories etc have you written? Tell us a little bit about them and where we can find them.
My main novel is Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith, which took over seven years to plan and write. However, I have also published a science fiction novella entitled “The Girl in the Blue Shoes”, which is about a former Oxford college professor returning to his old home town. And another, but shorter than Ewan Pendle, novel called “Tightrope Walker”, which is about a young girl who leads her nation’s army into all of their battles.
Q7. What are you currently working on? What’s it about?
Currently I’m working on the second book in the Ewan Pendle series. It follows Ewan, Enid and Mathilde as they take on Grade Two at Firedrake Lyceum.
Q8. And finally, what is your favourite genre to write about and why?
Fantasy will always be the favourite for me. Anything is possible within this genre. The possibilities of this will forever excite me.
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