“Ancient powers are stirring”.
Luke discovers a new identity and realises that only he can stop humanity from destroying our beautiful planet. But what can one teenager do? Is one person able to change the attitudes of billions of people? How will he influence governments and corporations to change their ways? If only he had the ancient magic of Nature at his fingertips. And Gaia is finally awakening…
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FALCO is the sequel to PICA, further exploring the ancient magic of nature in a contemporary setting.
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Here’s the blurb:
Ancient powers are stirring.
As Luke continues to develop his skills as Felis, he finds himself hunting, surviving and using feline instincts, as well as fine-tuning his powers over nature, becoming more powerful than he’d ever dreamed.
However, Luke’s parents find him tearing away and struggle to understand how their son is changing so much – not realising the true extent of it. When a new transformation forces him to leave, he flies across the world and learns how to survive, meeting others who share his powers which opens up a new world to Luke, one he must learn to co-exist alongside.
“One of the most charming fantasy novels I’ve read in years. An engrossing and original story, beautifully told. Wonderful!”
“It’s one of those ‘one of a kind, never read that before’ books … it’s a great read that will change your perceptions of the world and make you think twice about what humanity really is.”
Confessions of a Book Lover
“Pica is beautiful, complex, forceful and always gripping. Jeff Gardiner is undoubtedly one of the greatest storytellers.”
Paulo Brito, Porto VIII
“I loved this book, it’s just so unique and eye opening. The story never gets dull. As the magic and fantasy aspect gets deeper and bigger, so does reality. It was an incredible read.”
On Tuesday 12th April 2016, Accent Press launched their YA novels at The London Book Fair – including my own YA fantasy, PICA.
The London Book Fair – held at Olympia – is an incredibly overwhelming experience. I wandered around for two hours and didn’t see it all. But I was lucky enough to hear author Peter James talk about research and plotting over at Author HQ.
Accent Press had their own stall showing their fantastic array of titles with beautiful covers.
At 4pm, AccentYA was officially launched with an annoncement, plus drinks and nibbles. It was a great opportunity to meet the Accent team, fellow authors, plus sellers and others in the book trade.
Some were lucky enough to take away a bag of goodies.
We were all well looked after by the incredibly friendly Accent Team, and treated to a delicious meal in Notting Hill. It was an exciting and fascinating day.
Thank you Accent Press.
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Leonardo DiCaprio deservedly won the oscar for epic film ‘The Revenant’. Collecting his award he said a few things about the environment.
“Climate change is real… it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species”.
“Let us not take this planet for granted”.
Like ‘The Revenant’ my novel, PICA, explores our relationship with the natural world. Luke is challenged to find a way to save our dying planet, and with the help of his enigmatic friend, Guy, he begins to uncover some of the secrets and ancient magic of nature.
Pollution, deforestation, garbage, over-population and our obsession with consumerism are some of the ways we are killing mother earth. Doing the recycling and not using plastic bags is great, but how can we stop the horror on a global scale?
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PICA is a novel set in the modern day, that explores ancient magic and our relationship with the natural world.
“One of the most charming fantasy novels I’ve read in years. Real characters you will come to love and hate and a story you can’t stop reading. An engrossing and original story, beautifully told. Wonderful!” Michael Moorcock
“It’s one of those ‘one of a kind, never read that before’ books … it’s a great read and will change your perceptions of the world and make you think twice about what humanity really is.” Confessions of a Book Lover
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Luke hates nature, preferring the excitement of computer games to dull walks in the countryside, but his view of the world around him drastically begins to change when enigmatic loner, Guy, shows him some of the secrets that the very planet itself appears to be hiding from modern society.
Hidden behind the everyday screen of school and family life, Luke tumbles into a fascinating world of magic and fantasy, where transformations and shifting identities become second nature.
‘PICA’ – book 1 in the Gaia Trilogy – will be published in March 2016 by Accent Press.
I can now finally reveal the fantastic cover.
Pica Pica is the Latin name for magpie. The novel is set in the modern day exploring the awakening of ancient magic and our relationship with nature.
And … yes, that is a cover quote from the great Michael Moorcock!
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