Sean Williams

Update (The Changeling, The Devoured Earth)

posted on 21 Oct 2005 at 10:20 am

It’s been an unhappy few weeks, but there is always a silver lining. The Changeling, the short, dark fantasy novel for kids that I wrote for my Masters, has been printed, bound and submitted for examination. With help from certain very generous members of the local community, plus my fellow students in the Creative Writing unit at Adelaide University, I think it’s turned out pretty well. Grade and publication details to follow (touchwood!).

Also, the last installment of the Books of the Cataclysm, The Devoured Earth, has been rescheduled for September next year. Apologies in advance for the delay, but that gives me some much-needed space at the moment to sort a few things out. I’m not used to life getting in the way of writing; normally it’s totally the other way around. :-/

Here’s a short blurb for TDE that I knocked up for a HarperCollins catalogue last night:

“It’s the end of the world–again. Last time, Seth and Hadrian Castillo trapped Yod in the Void Beneath and sacrificed their future to keep it there. Now Yod is stirring and an even greater sacrifice is demanded of the twins and their new companions.

“A conspiracy of seers fights to peel back the veil from the darkness ahead. Strange new beings from forgotten corners of existence converge on the tomb of the Goddess. A dragon with its own agenda takes an unlikely ally–and gives a ghost from the future the chance she needs to save the man she loves.

“Among the ruins of two worlds, with the future of every living thing at stake, a handful of lives are all that stand between success and utter failure.”

Now all I have to do is write it. 🙂