The Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club has changed its regular "rotation" due to Mardi Gras festivities. They will be meeting on Sunday, February 22, 2015, 3:00-4:30 P.M. to discuss Peacemaker by Marianne De Pierres. "If you like your thrillers a little on the strange and dystopian side or your dystopias a little on the mythological and crime-solving side, Peacemaker could be the start of a series you're looking for.” - NY Journal of Books When an imaginary animal from her troubled teenage years reappears, Virgin takes it to mean one of two things: a breakdown (hers!) or a warning. When the dead bodies start piling up around her and Nate, she decides on the latter. Something terrible is about to happen in the park and Virgin and her new partner are standing in its path... Virgin Jackson is the senior ranger in Birrimun Park - the world's last natural landscape, overshadowed though it is by a sprawling coastal megacity. She maintains public safety and order in the park, but her bosses have brought out a hotshot cowboy to help her catch some drug runners who are affecting tourism. She senses the company is holding something back from her, and she's not keen on working with an outsider like Nate Sixkiller. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Marianne De Pierres is the author of the acclaimed Parrish Plessis and award-winning Sentients of Orion science fiction series. The Parrish Plessis series has been translated into eight languages and adapted into a roleplaying game. She's also the author of a teen dark fantasy series. She lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband, three sons and three galahs. Marianne also writes award-winning crime under the pseudonym Marianne Delacourt.
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Marianne de Pierres, author of the multi-award-nominated Parrish Plessis and Sentients of Orion series, will be at Kinokuniya to talk about her first young adult novel, Burn Bright. The official book soundtrack, Angel Arias, will also be performed on the night by Triple J Unearthed winner, Yunyu. Book description: ...Into a world of wild pleasures and deadly secrets comes a girl whose innocence may be her greatest strength… Retra doesn't want to go to Ixion, the island of ever-night. Retra is a Seal - sealed minds, sealed community. She doesn't crave parties and pleasure like all the others. But her brother left for Ixion two years ago, and Retra is determined to find him. Braving the pain of her obedience strip to escape the only home she's ever known, Retra finds herself drawn deeper into the intoxicating world of Ixion. Come to me, whispers a voice in her head. Who are the Ripers, the mysterious guardians of Ixion? What are the Night Creatures Retra can see in the shadows? And what happens to those who grow too old for Ixion? Retra will find that Ixion has its pleasures - but its secrets are deadly. The event is free to attend, but please register your interest at the Information Counter or on 9262-7996. (queenhelene)… (more)