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Witches, Dragons, Gods & Monsters: L.R. Lam, Hannah Kaner & Anya Bergman on writing fantasy

Tickets £5-£16.99 This is a live, in-person event. Location: Christ Church Centre, 6a Morningside Road, EH10 4DD Join us for an evening of witches, dragons, gods and monsters to celebrate the world of fantasy fiction with three of Edinburgh's finest authors, L.R. Lam, Hannah Kaner and Anya Bergman.

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Witches, Dragons, Gods & Monsters: L.R. Lam, Hannah Kaner & Anya Bergman on writing fantasy
Witches, Dragons, Gods & Monsters: L.R. Lam, Hannah Kaner & Anya Bergman on writing fantasy

Time & Location

22 May 2023, 19:00 – 20:30 BST

Edinburgh, 6a Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4DD, UK

About The Event

Tickets £5-£16.99

This is a live, in-person event.

Location: Christ Church Centre, 6a Morningside Road, EH10 4DD

Join us for an evening full of witches, dragons, gods and monsters to celebrate the world of fantasy fiction with three of Edinburgh's finest authors, L.R. Lam, Hannah Kaner and Anya Bergman. 

About the Books:

Dragonfall by L.R. Lam

The last male dragon. A desperate thief. A bond that will save the world . . . or shatter it.

Long ago, humans betrayed dragons, stealing their magic and banishing them to a dying world. Centuries later, their descendants worship dragons as gods. But the ‘gods’ remember, and they do not forgive. Since they were orphaned, Arcady has scraped a living thieving on the streets of Vatra, dreaming of life among the nobility – and revenge. When the chance arises to steal a powerful artefact from the bones of the Plaguebringer, the most hated person in Lumet history, they jump at it, for its magic holds the key to their dreams. But the spell has unintended consequences, and drags Everen – the last male dragon, who was once foretold to save his kind – into the human world. Trapped, and disguised as a human, Everen soon realises that the key to his destiny, and to regaining his true power, lies in Arcady.

Godkiller by Hannah Kaner

You are not welcome here, godkiller

Kissen’s family were killed by zealots of a fire god. Now, she makes a living killing gods, and enjoys it. That is until she finds a god she cannot kill: Skedi, a god of white lies, has somehow bound himself to a young noble, and they are both on the run from unknown assassins.

Joined by a disillusioned knight on a secret quest, they must travel to the ruined city of Blenraden, where the last of the wild gods reside, to each beg a favour.

Pursued by demons, and in the midst of burgeoning civil war, they will all face a reckoning – something is rotting at the heart of their world, and only they can be the ones to stop it.

The Witches of Vardo by Anya Bergman

They will have justice. They will show their power. They will not burn.

Norway, 1662. A dangerous time to be a woman, when even dancing can lead to accusations of witchcraft. After recently widowed Zigri’s affair with the local merchant is discovered, she is sent to the fortress at Vardø to be tried as a witch.

Zigri’s daughter Ingeborg sets off into the wilderness to try to bring her mother back home. Accompanying her on this quest is Maren – herself the daughter of a witch – whose wild nature and unconquerable spirit gives Ingeborg the courage to venture into the unknown, and to risk all she has to save her family.

Also captive in the fortress is Anna Rhodius, once the King of Denmark’s mistress, who has been sent in disgrace to the island of Vardø. What will she do – and who will she betray – to return to her privileged life at court?

These Witches of Vardø are stronger than even the King. In an age weighted against them, they refuse to be victims. They will have their justice. All they need do is show their power.

About the Authors:

Originally from sunny California, L.R. Lam now lives in cloudy Scotland. Lam is a Sunday Times Bestselling author whose work includes epic fantasy romance Dragonfall, the near-future space thrillers, Goldilocks, feminist space opera Seven Devils (co-written with Elizabeth May), BBC Radio 2 Book Club section False Hearts, the companion novel Shattered Minds, and the award-winning Micah Grey series: Pantomime, Shadowplay, and Masquerade. Their short fiction and essays have appeared in various anthologies such as Nasty Women, Cranky Ladies of History, Scotland in Space, and more.

Hannah Kaner  is a Northumbrian writer living in Scotland. She works as a senior digital consultant in Edinburgh, delivering digital healthcare, tools, and services for the public sector. She has a first class degree in English from Pembroke College, Cambridge, and a Masters of Science with distinction from the University of Edinburgh. She is inspired by world mythologies, angry women,speculative fiction, and the stories we tell ourselves about being human.

Anya Bergman became interested in the witch trials of Vardø and the vivid folk tales of the north while living in Norway. Travelling to the Steilneset memorial, in which Louise Bourgeois and Peter Zumthor commemorated those persecuted as witches, she became fascinated by their stories. Now resident in Ireland, she is currently undertaking a PhD by Published Works at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland where she also lectures as well as tutoring for Jericho Writers. She is working on her next novel, which unites the fates of two very different women against the tumultuous backdrop of the French Revolution.

Tickets

  • Event Entry

    This ticket allows event entry for one individual.

    £5.00
  • Event Entry + Dragonfall

    With this ticket you will receive one copy of 'Dragonfall' by L.R. Lam.

    £16.99
  • Event Entry + Godkiller

    With this ticket you will receive one copy of 'Godkiller' by Hannah Kaner.

    £16.99
  • Event Entry + Witches of Vardo

    With this ticket you will receive one copy of 'The Witches of Vardo' by Anya Bergman.

    £14.99

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