Author: Clare Davidson
Genre: YA Fantasy
'Trinity', released July 2012, is Clare Davidson's debut novel. It is an epic fantasy, targeted at young adult readers, with strong crossover appeal into the adult market.
Kiana longs to walk through a forest and feel grass between her toes. But she is the living embodiment of a goddess and has enemies who wish to murder her. Her death will curse the whole of Gettryne. Locked away for protection, she dreams of freedom.
Her wish comes true in the worst possible way, when her home and defenders are destroyed.
Along with an inexperienced guard and a hunted outcast, Kiana flees the ravages of battle to search for a solution to the madness that has gripped Gettryne for a thousand years. Pursued by the vicious and unrelenting Wolves, their journey will take them far beyond their limits, to a secret that will shake the world.
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“I don’t know what’s happened to you,” Kiana said, her voice kind despite everything. “But I can tell that you’re hurting and that you need answers. So I’m offering you the same choice that I did last night: will you help me?”Skaric stared past her, focusing on nothing but thin air. He shook his head. “Your Guardian is right: you can’t trust me.”Kiana sighed and shook her head once. “Fine. Carry on feeling sorry for yourself.” She threw her hands up. “Curl up and die for all I care!” She pursed her lips thoughtfully. “Is that what you want? To die? Coward.”Skaric clenched his bound hands into fists, digging short nails into his palms. Anger flushed through him. Kiana had no right to brand him a coward. He strained against the bonds that held him pinned against the tree, but only succeeded in hurting his arms and chest with the effort. “Coward? They branded me a coward because I didn’t want to die. And you call me a coward because you think I do?”Kiana stood up and stepped away from him.“I don’t!” Skaric didn’t bother to lower his voice or hide the anger that was spilling out of him. “But what do you want me to do? Lie? Tell you that you can trust me? Pretend I don’t want to see you dead?” Do I?Kiana raised her hands to her mouth whilst Nidan moved to stand in a defensive position. It wasn’t as if Skaric could focus or direct his magic; Nidan had made sure of that.“I’m a traitor.” The words cut him as he said them. “Traitors cannot be trusted. Do you think I wouldn’t kill you as easily as I killed my own people?”
Clare Davidson is a character driven fantasy writer, teacher and mother, from the UK. Clare was born in Northampton and lived in Malaysia for four and a half years as a child, before returning to the UK to settle in Leeds with her family. Whilst attending Lancaster University, Clare met her future husband and never left. They now share their lives with their young daughter and a cranky grey cat, called Ash. Clare juggles family life with writing, teaching and a variety of fibre craft hobbies.
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