Michelle Kenney is a self-confessed scribbleaholic. She can usually be found daydreaming about mystical fantasy worlds, and doctors say she’s pretty incurable.
When not scribbling, she can be found enjoying wintry beaches, trying to play Bluegrass and indulging a secret addition to marmite.
Michelle is a graduate of the Curtis Brown Writing for Children Novel Course 2015.
She holds a LLB (Hons) Degree, an APD in Public Relations, and is currently an Accredited Practitioner with the CIPR, with whom she has won several national awards for her Magazine & Media/PR related work.
The fight is never over. Life in Arafel is no longer safe. Not since August’s disappearance, and whispers of a ghost controlling Pantheon.
Meanwhile, Talia stands torn between secretive twin, Eli, and best friend, Max.
Betrayal forces Talia to leave the sanctuary of her forest home as she pursues the stolen Book of Arafel. A book which could destroy the freedom of all those she loves if it falls into the wrong hands. And when she enters the ancient ruined city of Isca, she fights to protect the vulnerable from the iron grip of the Pantheon, while learning to fight for the man she loves.
But with the shadow of the Black Aquila looming ever closer, will she put the freedom of others above her own, or will she follow her heart?
This is Michelle Kenney’s thrilling second instalment in the Book of Fire Trilogy.
Life outside the domes is not possible. At least that’s what Insiders are told.
Twins Eli and Talia shouldn’t exist. They’re Outsiders.
Their home is a secret. Their lives are a secret. Arafel is a secret.
An unexpected forest raid forces Talia into a desperate mission to rescue her family while protecting the sacred Book of Arafel from those who would use it as a weapon. As Talia and her life long friend Max enter the dome, she makes some unexpected discoveries, and allies, in the form of rugged Insider August, that will change the course of her life forever.
She’ll stop at nothing to save her family but will she sacrifice her heart in the process?
The Fire Sermon meets Gladiator in this brilliant YA debut.