Meet Guest Author Jane Routley

Hi Everyone!

I’m from Melbourne Australia. Apart from a decade when I lived in Copenhagen, Denmark (in a house built before Australia was even known to Europeans), I’ve lived in Melbourne all my life.

I used to be a librarian, but due to chronic problems with tendonitis, I really needed a job that didn’t involve hours of computer work. So with great regret, I left libraries and went to work for the railways doing customer service.

Jane RoutleyAmazingly, I love my new job. The public are so strange and interesting. I stand around in all weathers helping people with directions and ticket machines. I’ve started to blog on my Website, Facebook and Goodreads page about the strange things that happen to me. At the moment I work at the station outside Melbourne Zoo where you can hear the lions roaring at lunchtime. Drop in and say Hello if you’re ever in Melbourne. Till then I’d like to say thank you to Chris for all the interesting articles he has on his blogsite and all the terrific writers I’m getting to meet.

I write historical fantasy with feisty female characters and four of my books have been published. Two of them won the Aurealis award for Best Australian Fantasy in their year. The Dion Chronicles have now been reprinted in ebook format from Clan Destine Press and in paperback from Ticonderoga Publications. The Three Sisters is about to be reissued by Clan Destine Press in Ebook

My first three books are the Dion Chronicles.

Mage HeartMage Heart

Provincial and naive – and a powerful mage – young Dion is an innocent adrift in a world of intrigues and treacheries with hungry demons lurking just beyond its borders.  And now she has been called up to protect the Dukes favourite mistress : the extraordinary Kitten Avignon, Our Lady of Roses.  The mesmerizing courtesan is a woman in dire peril, stalked by a necromancer who will not rest until his beautiful prey suffers horribly. Shielding the Lady and herself from harm will require every ounce of a power Dion is only beginning to recognise and fear; a great gift suddenly imperilled by blossoming womanhood and dangerous desire.

Fire AngelsFire Angels

Fire Angels continues the story of Dion Holyhands, raised by a stern foster father to develop her outstanding magical powers.  Here, Dion is re-introduced to the extended family she had lost and continues her coming of age, including renewed battle against her lover and foe the demon Bedazzer. Aided by the gipsylike Wanderers, she finds that her magic has destined her for a central role in the government of her homeland, Moria.



The third outing of the mage Dion Holyhand takes her across the ocean to the land of Aramaya, the centre of civilization and she suspects, the current home of her missing niece Syndal. Dion and her friend Kitten survive the shipwreck to reach Akieva only to find that Dion’s niece turns out to be in thrall to a powerful conspiracy of necromancers.

The fourth is

ThreeSistersThe Three Sisters

Once the Tari – a mysterious race of visionaries and healers whose power has since faded to legend – ruled in Yarmar.  Then the armies of the Mir came to destroy and enslave.  Now in their relentless drive for domination, the cruel Mirayan Prince Scarvan and his loyal general Duke Wolf Madraga have both claimed a prize beyond compare. She is called Elena Starchild, the bewitching wife of a newly slain woodlands leader.  She is Tari, possessing a “fatal beauty” that confounds and obsesses her captors. 

Drawn from their island home by a sister’s plight, a warrior and a sorceress return to an oppressed land, carrying with them the magic of hope, spirit and glorious rebellion.  But there are shadows in their own pasts that first must be conquered before a prisoner is freed… and a mighty destiny can come to pass.

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