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    • ISBN:9781405512541
    • Publication date:08 Dec 2011
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Heart Of The Mirage

Book One of The Mirage Makers

By Glenda Larke

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A compelling new historical fantasy, set in a brutal world of empire-building and conquest.

Stolen from her people as a child and raised as a citizen of the Tyranian Empire, Ligea Gayed is the obvious choice to despatch to her homeland, occupied Kardiastan, with orders to root out a rebel conspiracy.

At first, she devotes herself to her new assignment with zeal. Adopted daughter of the Empire's greatest general, and possessing a fearsome reputation within the ruthless Imperial spy network known as the Brotherhood, Ligea views herself as a loyal servant of Tyrans. But blood will out, and with each day she spends among her parents' people, her disciplined self-image crumbles a little.

And there are secrets in Kardiastan, secrets that will inevitably force Ligea to choose between her upbringing and her birthright. Secrets that will shape the destiny of two nations. . .

Biographical Notes

Glenda Larke was born in Western Australia and trained as a teacher. She has taught English in Australia, Vienna, Tunisia and Malaysia. Glenda has two children and lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with her husband.

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  • ISBN: 9781841496092
  • Publication date: 02 Aug 2007
  • Page count: 480
  • Imprint: Orbit
Glenda Larke writes stories of real consequence, and this is no exception. Powerful, down to earth and filled with the sharpness of the true storyteller, Mirage Makers is entertainment with an edge. Count me as a true fan. — Russell Kirkpatrick, author of the Fire of Heaven trilogy
Those looking for a 'sense-of-wonder — fix need look no further.' STARBURST
This skilfully written work may be fantasy, but the issues at its heart - political expediency, cultural imperialism and intolerance - are shamefully real. . . Bring on part two.' The Adelaide Advertiser — ‘[writing] so vivid and solid that at times it leaves me breathless or just plain green with envy. . . Ligea is fearless, bloodthirsty, vicious, sexy and determined. . . This character’s conflict and transformation was entirely convincing and satisfying t
Specusphere — ‘Glenda Larke…has again managed to add a thoughtful twist to the fantasy genre. Larke provided a refreshing approach in her previous Isles of Glory trilogy, and her new release, Heart of the Mirage continues to engage. . . Larke presents an examination of
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