A Wicked Kind of Dark (The Minaea Chronicles)

Robert Duncan no longer believes in magic. A mysterious call about a blood moon, however, leads him back to the magical world of his childhood and to Luthien, the beautiful girl with flame-coloured hair, who he loved and lost.

As Robert unravels the secrets of his childhood, darkness enters his life and an ancient evil awakens. To have any chance of defeating the dark forces that would destroy two worlds, Robert must find Luthien before the rise of the blood moon. He must, once more, believe in magic …

A Wicked Kind of Dark mixes vast and spectacular fantasy landscapes with gritty urban reality. A must-read for people of all ages who believe in the power of imagination, and the importance of never losing touch with your inner child.

5star-shiny-web“I feel that Jonathan K. Benton really succeeded in bringing the characters and setting of A Wicked Kind of Dark to life. The story is a well-paced page-turner and the writing style engages the reader to care about the outcome.” – Readers Favorite

“How do you make yourself known in such a crowded market [young adult]. Well, before all else, you have to produce a very good book filled with beautiful writing, and this is what Jonathan has done.”Irina Dunn, Director, ID Consultancy and Australian Writers Network

Jonathan Benton always wanted to write books, having won first place in a short story competition when he was ten. Inspired by writers such as Ray Bradbury and Stephen King, Jonathan first discovered the crossover genre of literary/fantasy while reading Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Jonathan grew up in New Zealand, dreaming of travelling to London and finally making the pilgrimage in his mid-twenties. Returning from England, he settled in Australia, the country he now calls home, and decided to take his writing seriously.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781922200068

Category: YA | Literary Fantasy

Trade paperback: 270 pages

Publication Date: 3 September 2013

RRP: AU $23.95 (pbk) | $4.99 (ebook)

Author website: www.jonathankbenton.com.au


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