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BOOK LAUNCH: ‘Saga’ by Nikki McWatters

Join Author Nikki McWatters to celebrate the launch of her new young adult book, Saga. This meticulously researched and powerful novel follows three young women caught in the stories of their own times. Nikki will speaking about and reading from her latest novel, Saga, in-store at BOOK FACE Erina Fair.

About Saga:

In the last years of the Viking Era, priestess Astrid takes on the task of recording the True Things. A skáldmær learning to write royal sagas and a member of one of the last remaining temples to the Goddess Nerthus, Astrid knows she must protect her secrets from the bishops of the Roman Church and from Norway’s kings – a task that becomes harder when she falls in love.

Orphaned Mercy is taken from the Glasgow Poorhouse by a man with ill intentions. When she realises the true horror of his evil plans, she escapes to London. She is fortunate to meet Ann Radcliffe, a successful yet reclusive author of Gothic horror novels. Mercy joins Ann’s household and is taught storytelling. But even though she’s finally found a home, she longs to discover her true identity.

Miais given the ancient book Systir Saga at the funeral of her cousin. With her best friend, Cait, she travels from the Blue Mountains to the UK on a quest to decipher the runes and learn more about her mysterious heritage. They journey to an ancient rock mound on a windswept island in the Orkneys. There, Mia seeks to unearth the secrets of the Systir Saga.

About Nikki McWatters:

Nikki McWatters was shortlisted for a Queensland Premier’s Literary Award (2010) and has published a memoir, One Way or Another (2012), and two young adult novels: Sandy Feet (2014) and Hexenhaus (2016). She won the Irish Moth Award (2016) and has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, Huffington Post UK and The Big Issue. She is currently the spokesperson for the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout. Nikki also has a law degree in her bottom drawer somewhere.

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