The Mesmerist’s Daughter has been shortlisted for the Saboteur Novella Award! If you liked what you read and are so inclined, you can vote here: http://www.saboteurawards.org/ It’s a fantastic shortlist, with some brilliant books so a privilege to be included. Fingers crossed!
First, there is the push from the bank, feet flat against the mud, slipping, wrong-footed, legs braced, toes curling around stones, fixing in place, hands gripping the vessel, body flexed, shove and counter shove, eyes fixed on the the direction of travel, the false start, half-in, half-out, sliding back into the dark, before trying again. Continue reading “First”