Tune in at http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors to hear author Barbara Burgess talk about her YA Fantasy novel, THE MAGIC MANUSCIPT: BOOK ONE – VOYAGE TO EVE ILION
Barbara is the deputy editor of Writing Edge Magazine, an Australia-based international magazine, for which she also writes a health column. She judges writing competitions. Over the past fifteen years, she has done freelance writing, editing, and proofreading for numerous international clients.
In 1983, she received my Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She was First Class Honours in English and “University Scholar.” She then enrolled in graduate studies in medieval English literature at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Her thesis supervisor was a former student of the British author, C. S. Lewis.
In 2002, she worked briefly as the assistant to the Executive Director of the Federation of BC Writers in Vancouver, Canada. Over a period of five years, she taught English to international students at a private ESL school in Vancouver. Currently, she writes and
The Magic Manuscript is a brilliant combination of medieval times and modern day heart.
This story leads the characters through a journey of self discovery through different periods of time. The plot is surrounded around a magical manuscript and an ancient sword. The story weaves from ancient times, to modern day, back to ancient times, seemlessly. The authors description of the world around the characters, and the characters themselves, is so memorable that readers will feel as if they were transported in time themselves, to view, if only for a short period time, the story through the character's eyes. Readers who love reading fantasy similar to the mystical style of J.R.R. Tolkein, but without the gruesome battles, will certainly love this 140 page historical version which brings to life the story of King Arthur, but in a very unique way. The author has used reincarnation to an interesting level that will keep the readers attention and have them wondering how often fate plays it's hand. Readers will certainly be yearning for the next book in the series, wanting to follow Arthur and Jennifer on their next amazing and mystical adventure.