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Brief Candles Hardcover – June 1, 1983
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Pre-order today
From the Author
For nearly forty years, I have studied Yorkist history. I wrote the novel nearly twenty years ago, when I had considerably more sympathy for Richard III than I have now.
About the Author
I was born and raised in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and am a graduate of Rochester High School. I graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in English and Fine Arts and attended graduate school at the State University of New York at Binghamton and at Penn State University.
Since 6 years old, I have had a passion for writing, so I naturally pursued a career in journalism and communications. During my work-life, I wrote advertising copy and feature stories for newspapers, and served as media, public relations and employee communications coordinator for non-profit organizations and corporations. As a technical communications specialist in the IT industry, I wrote manuals, specifications, and requirements.
I still found time to write creatively, although not as much as I liked. I authored a book, published a short story, and managed an online discussion group, but, most of my creative writing remained in various stages of completion. When I retired, I returned to those drafts as if they were buried treasure.
LoveQuest was the most complete of all my drafts. Written in the late 1980s, it was a summation of all of my most romantic notions. I am glad to say that I have updated LoveQuest, and it is now a published work.
I plan to devote the rest of my life to creative writing, and to the stories of people, real and fictional, who touch our imagination and excite our sympathy
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The book is about the Princes in the Tower (Edward V and Richard, Duke of York) who disappeared in the summer of 1483 after their uncle, the Duke of Gloucester, seized the English throne as Richard III.The novel covers events from the Christmas of 1482 up to Richard III's defeat at Bosworth Field in 1485, and young Edward is the primary narrator, with a few pieces told from the points of view of Richard III, the Duke of Buckingham, and one or two others. You really get the feeling of what England lost in this work: Edward is portrayed as a bright, thoughtful boy, who is aware to at least some extent of the power struggles going on, and tries to do the right thing. Given the recent surge of re-interest in the events surrounding Richard III and the Princes in the Tower, with the discovery of Richard III's body in Leicester, I think this book definitely deserves a reprint!