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About Patricia Leslie
Patricia Leslie is an Australian author with a passion for combining myth, history, fantasy, and action into stories that nudge at the boundaries of reality.
Urban fantasy is the ideal genre for exploring alternative history and Patricia does just this in her debut novel, The Ouroboros Key; a contemporary quest story set in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with its foundations in early Christianity and the mysterious Sidhe. Her second novel, A Single Light, leaves known history behind, and joins fantasy and myth with beach and bush south of Sydney where the mild seeming landscape becomes the setting for a potential world-altering event. Walks through the bush will never be the same again!
Patricia’s new release, Keeper of the Way, Crossing the Line book 1 delves into the history of the city of Sydney and “solves” a mystery over 100 years old: the destruction of the magnificent Garden Palace. “Magic is great like that,” Patricia says, “and an ages old fall back when dealing with the un-explainable.” Crossing the Line explores the past and the people who lived it. Many of the characters are based on Patricia’s own family history and one women in particular who travelled from the Isle of Skye, in Scotland, bringing her traditions, magic, and supernatural links on the long journey from England to the New World. Crossing the Line is a closely interwoven tapestry of history and myth set in the wood-blocked streets and Botanical Gardens of colonial Sydney.
Patricia dedicates time to exploring as many of her locations as possible with a camera in hand and a notebook in her backpack. Getting out in the landscape allows her time to work out geographical points as well as imagining her characters in-situ. She is also a dedicated, some say compulsive, reader and collector of books. “Being an author gives me the excuse I need to spend my spare time exploring, daydreaming, and reading!
Patricia manages writing, family and full time work with aplomb as long as there is a cup of tea or a nicely chilled glass of white wine somewhere close by.
Australian readers can download Patricia's novels via amazon.com.au.
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Finding sanctuary underground, an ancient relic comes into his possession and Dan begins to understand the path his visions have laid out before him. His quest will be fraught with an otherwordly people and an event that could tip the balance in favour of human existence—or disastrously against it. The mysterious Brotherhood will do everything in their power to prevent Dan from fulfilling his destiny as the Bearer of Ouroboros.
After news of grave robbing and murder in Dún Ringall, the ancient stronghold of Clan McKinnon on the Isle of Skye, Rosalie realises it is time to share her family’s secrets. Descendants of the mystical Ethne M’Kynnon, Rosalie tells of a violent rift that occurred centuries earlier, splitting Ethne from her sisters forever and causing relentless anguish and enmity between ancient families.
Meanwhile, Algernon and Clement Benedict have arrived in Sydney searching for the lost relics of their family. They are driven by revenge and a thirst for power, and will take what they can to reinstate their family heritage. Their meddling with ancient magic will have far-reaching effects, as they fail to realise ther role in a far greater quest.
In the grounds of Sydney’s magnificent Garden Palace, danger grows as an ages-old feud of queens and goddesses heats up. The discovery of arcane symbols bring the distant past in a foreign land to Australia and will cause a profound struggle with tragic results, a surprising new recruit from an unknown world, and the complete destruction of the palace.
Set around stories and characters in 1882 Sydney, Keeper of the Way includes current affairs, people and buildings long gone, and gives a voice to people history doesn’t always listen to.
When Rick Hendry is contacted by a federal agent to help investigate a growing number of mysterious vanishings across Australia, he finds himself immersed in a world where normal is a very narrow view of reality. The two men are joined by a doctor, an archeologist, a journalist, and an Afflür Hunter.
They soon discover that in the bush, south of Sydney, among the beach goers, walkers and picnickers, a menace grows. The mysterious Bledray monsters are preparing for a Gathering; a feast of epic proportions. Only the Afflür Hunter and Guardians can stop them, but their strength is failing and humans are needed to help prevent a second holocaust.
A Single Light is an urban fantasy tale of ghoulish monsters and non-human protectors battling to save humanity amid the spectacular and rugged landscapes of the Royal National Park south of Sydney.