WINNER - Sir Julius Vogel Award 'Best New Talent' 2012
K. D. Berry is the pen name of Kevin and Diane Berry. They graduated with science and arts degrees respectively from Canterbury University, New Zealand. They spent a lengthy stint in London, England, where Kevin worked in IT and Diane worked in travel, but occasionally they escaped the office to hone their creative imaginations in the remoter regions of the UK, Italy and mountain walking in Switzerland. In 2005 they returned to Christchurch, New Zealand. Kevin and Diane used to be married, but aren't any longer. Still friends, they co-parent their two fantastic boys, and each continue to write and edit fiction. The website highlighting their humorous fantasy novels can be found at http://www.kdberry.com.
K.D. Berry - WINNER - Sir Julius Vogel Award 'Best New Talent' 2012
Halleday had a pretty good scam running at the Fountain of Forever, peddling the promise of youth to the credulous, the old and the desperate. The thing is, ever since he took on the enchanting Persephone as his assistant, the Fountain seems to be working, and he doesn't know why.
Time is on the move. Little bits of time shifting about of their own accord. It's up to temporal agent, Merrivel, to find out what is causing these eddies and ripples in the timestream, and then do something about it. But he has his own secret agenda. It's personal, and strictly against the rules.
Time is just what Vilnius Baccarat needs. Thirty years after his wish was granted, Storm is on his trail to collect the debt, and she won't give up until she succeeds. Can the Fountain of Forever save him before his time runs out?
If time could be spun, measured and cut, who should decide the length of the thread? Persephone has her own ideas about that. And it's about time.
The new novel from K.D. Berry - WINNER - Sir Julius Vogel Award 'Best New Talent' 2012
Just when he'd been looking forward to another quiet night delving into mind-bending arcane lore and mentally wrestling with the deepest magicks, along came this mysterious thief to disturb him. Why was it nothing in Ragonnard's life ever went to plan?
Rather than turn her in to the law (or into something else), the young sorcerer offers Ganfrey a deal – steal a portrait from the palace for him.
But it's no ordinary portrait. For 500 years it's been a magical prison for Syranax, the most powerful sorcerer in history. His enchanted Amulet was entombed with him, and Ragonnard wants it. More than anything.
In releasing the Amulet, Ragonnard unleashes a devastating sequence of sorcerous events, the like of which has not been seen for hundreds of years. And, no, things definitely don't go to plan.
Ned Merrivel is a time traveller from the future. His job is to sort it out when it all goes wrong and save the world somehow. If only he can find a pair of trousers first.
It seemed like such a good idea at the time ... a wager with the devious, dangerous and probably quite deranged King Davkosh of the Southern Realms. Half the kingdom staked in a race between mystery contenders. Ten leagues, point to point as the –er– crow flies.
Drewdop the Illusionist is quick to point out the flaws in this plan and is tasked with a secret spy mission - to find out just what kind of invincible champion Davkosh has training at home.
Travelling in magical disguise causes unforeseen complications for Drewdop, while his half-ogre bodyguard, in the guise of a beautiful woman, certainly turns a few heads.
But Drewdop soon discovers that the great race is the least of their worries. Davkosh's glamorous, fiery and ruthless queen, Gunora, is massing an army ready for attack whatever the outcome.
Meanwhile, deep in the dark forest, one of Davkosh's elite royal messengers is facing his own perilous destiny - how to become the world's first and only surviving dragon rider...