|Interview with Donna Maree Hanson|
Posted on May 7, 2014
Check out the interview I did with Donna Maree Hanson, quizzing me about writing. (love your work Donna, as the Doctor would say)
So Craig, your new novel is coming out, The Shadow Master. Can you tell us a bit about it?
It is a kick-arse tale of alternative history, love and conflict, madness and magic. It has everything except a car chase. (see link below)
So imagine a city something like Florence. A walled city, to protect it from the plague that is ravaging the countryside. Then imagine two waring houses, the Medicis and the Lorraines – both battling for control of the city. And next imagine each house has in its employ a learned man – Galileo and Leonardo, who are versed in the arcane arts of science, that can control time and space and the very laws of nature. So science works like magic in this world.
Then imagine two lovers – Lorenzo and Lucia, who discover that together they too can change the natural laws of the world. But each belongs to a different waring house that refuse to let them be together.
And amongst all this there is a mysterious stranger – the shadow master. He is a hooded man that carries technologies not known in this world. He seems to understand all the mysteries of the Walled City, and even the long-lost secrets of the ancients, who built the walled city. And he possesses the knowledge as to how Lorenzo can save Lucia – and save all of civilisation while he is at it.
Sword fights and mad clerics and bombs and magical shape-changing people and an army of plague victims and fire and water and a wise-arse mystery figure. Gee – I’d read it.
Read the full interview here Interview with Donna Maree Hanson