Wednesday, July 3, 2013

"Witch Fire"

Laura Powell grew up in the Brecon Beacons and spent most of her childhood with her nose in a book. She went on to study classics at Bristol and Oxford, then spent five years working in the editorial departments of both adult and children's publishers. She now lives in West London.

Powell applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, Witch Fire, and reported the following:
Page 69 of Witch Fire is fairly short, as it’s the end of a chapter. It’s describing the set-up of Wildings Academy, an elite Swiss boarding school where teen witches are sent to keep them out of trouble – and away from the clutches of the Inquisition. My heroes, Lucas and Glory, have been sent there by the WICA, the witch-kind division of the UK secret service, to investigate rumours that the terrorist group Endor has infiltrated the school.

The final line of the chapter is: “Once Lucas and Glory were at the academy, the only people they could trust were each other.” This is a key theme of the book, which builds on the relationship between the two that began in Burn Mark. Lucas comes from a famous witch-hunting family while Glory comes from an equally famous line of witch-criminals. When they first met each other they were mutually hostile and suspicious. Now they’re professional partners-in-espionage, they’ve grown much closer but are still grappling with their own demons, as well as secrets from their families’ pasts. They don’t know it yet, but their undercover mission in Wildings is going to test them like they’ve never been tested before…
Read more about the book and author at Laura Powell's website.

Learn about Laura Powell's top ten heroes in disguise.

My Book, The Movie: Witch Fire.

--Marshal Zeringue