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Five stars ~ what more could I ask for?

Posted in General with tags , , , on December 7, 2014 by Kate Jack

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New five star review, for Through the Gloaming.
Katrina Jack has great talent in developing her fantasy in thrilling way, and definitely a page turning style. Her characters were well developed and the storyline is interesting and I enjoyed her book very much.
Pattimari Sheets Cacciolfi, therapist, author and VP of PnPAuthors
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Another fab, four star review for…

Posted in General with tags , , on September 30, 2014 by Kate Jack

Through the Gloaming, book ll in The Silver Flute Trilogy.

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Katrina Jack continues to develop her fantasy in an exciting and page turning style. I instantly picked up with the characters I had become involved with in the first book and thoroughly enjoyed the read. There are a lot of fantasies out there but this is something original and a bit special! Suchea.

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Follow the trail to…

Posted in New Authors section with tags , , , on August 13, 2014 by Kate Jack

 

http://goo.gl/qw64zu Land of Midnight Days

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http://goo.gl/c0rR2K Through the Gloaming

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A little bit about me.

Posted in General, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 28, 2014 by Kate Jack

I’ve just had a go at making a video about myself, as a writer, and my books. If you have the time, and the inclination, please watch it 😀

http://goo.gl/qw64zu Land of Midnight Days

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http://goo.gl/c0rR2K Through the Gloaming

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Enter a new world and…

Posted in New Authors section, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on June 18, 2014 by Kate Jack

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… let your imagination take flight… enter the gloaming now – if you dare.

http://goo.gl/c0rR2K Through the Gloaming

New review for Through the Gloaming.

Posted in New Authors section with tags , , , on April 30, 2014 by Kate Jack

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Had a really long, dreary day at work, but soon bucked up when I saw this review on Goodreads, for book II in The Silver Flute Trilogy.

The second book in Katrina Jack’s ‘Silver Flute Trilogy’ finds Jeremiah Tully thrust back in a world he doesn’t want to return to, one where he has no voice and the truth of his past is catching up with him.

When he enters the Gloaming, a space between his world and his mother’s, the secrets start unraveling fast. Among them, what happened to his father and the truth behind his muteness.

The author did a fantastic job creating multi-layered worlds and characters that bend and stretch as they travel through them. Character-types that we’ve encountered in other types of fantasy have been given makeovers, reimagined and renamed, with faint echoes of their predecessors.

Jeremiah’s muteness is handled so well, it blends in with the rest of the story, making you forget anything is wrong with him until he encounters a new character. The mention of finger motions are a quick reminder without fixating on his disability.

There is a book prior to this one, which I read quite some time ago and did not have all the details fresh in my mind. It didn’t matter as this works as a standalone and can be enjoyed without having read the previous one.

So thanks to Emily McKeon for this sterling review of my book, and the four stars she awarded it. 😀

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https://goo.gl/IdfXVD AMZN UK KATE

https://goo.gl/MweUOt AMZN US

A self review – part II

Posted in New Authors section with tags , , , , , on March 30, 2014 by Kate Jack

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And so we move onto book II of The Silver Flute Trilogy, Through the Gloaming. As I said in my first self review, I’ve written novels before, none of which were published, and rightly so. I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. I dumped words onto the pages, with no order or sense. That said, the ideas were good, but the plotting and characterisation were all over the place.

I carried on like this for years, until the day I had an epiphany, when the idea for Land of Midnight Days sprang out of nowhere. Originally the first book was a one off, but then I got to thinking about the characters, would they stand up to continuing their adventures in a second book, maybe even a third? Then I remembered the first urban fantasy books I’d ever read, The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher, and that made up my mind. I’d found a niche, writing wise, that I desperately wanted to occupy, so I went for it.

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I’d unwittingly already started my journey into the murky world of Urban Fantasy, the day I began to write the first book. But Jim Butcher’s work spurred me on, until my writing journey took me into the underground world of Gloaming. I am, by nature, a melancholy sort of person, and the twilit world I created in the second book felt like home to me. I reveled in its creation, adding greater depths to the characters, adding new, and, alas, killing off some. I’d always resisted getting rid of characters before, determined to hang on to them, even if they no longer had a part to play. But now, as part of my writing evolution, I realised I had to kill at least some of my darlings. If my readers felt sorrow at their passing, great! It meant they were “real” in the readers’ minds.

So, the question now is, is the second book better than the first? The answer has to be yes; there’d be something wrong if it wasn’t. Tighter narrative, faster plot, and characters that are both weird and fascinating. Yet, still there’s room for improvement. Again, I’m still learning and this will be transferred to the third, and final, book, Dawn Horizon. Better yet, the knowledge and techniques I’ve garnered from The Silver Flute Trilogy will stand me in good stead for any further works I pen.

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Through the Gloaming Links:

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http://goo.gl/U3vnYy Gloaming Kindle UK
http://goo.gl/ku1ZlG Gloaming Kindle US

http://goo.gl/TuNZua Gloaming hard back UK
http://goo.gl/36ijUR Gloaming hard back US

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