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Sunday 20 January 2013

Australia Day Quiz with Rhiannon Hart

Today at Paperback Princess, I'd like to welcome our second Aussie YA Author for our Australia Day Feature; Rhiannon Hart. Author to the Lharmellin Trilogy. 

I'll introduce you to Rhiannon's first two books; Blood Song and Blood Storm.We'll finish this post of with a fun Aussie Quiz!

I wanted to turn but I was held captive by the song on the wind. I’m coming, I told the voices. Please, wait for me. 

When her sister becomes betrothed to a prince in a northern nation, Zeraphina’s only consolations are that her loyal animal companions are by her side – and that her burning hunger to travel north is finally being sated. 

Already her black hair and pale eyes mark her out as different, but now Zeraphina must be even more careful to keep her secret safe. Craving blood is not considered normal behaviour for anyone, let alone a princess. So when the king’s advisor, Rodden, seems to know more about her condition than she does, Zeraphina is determined to find out more.  

Zeraphina must be willing to sacrifice everything if she’s to uncover the truth – but what if the truth is beyond her worst nightmares?


The rain wanted to be ocean; the ice in the mountain caps wanted freedom. I never knew that water held such longing. The clouds above my head rumbled like a growling wolf, impatient to release their burden. I held the rain there a moment longer. I turned to Renata, heard her gasp and knew my eyes glowed blue.

I spoke a single word. 'Rain.'

In the Second Book of Lharmell, Zeraphina and Rodden must travel across the sea to find the elusive ingredients that will help them to win the coming battle against the Lharmellin – but shadows from Rodden’s dark past may come back to haunt him. And while she learns to harness her new abilities, Zeraphina still fights the hunger that makes her crave the north – not to mention avoiding her mother, who wants to see her wayward daughter married to a prince at all costs.

 Aussie Fun Quiz with Rhiannon Hart

Vegemite or Nutella? Vegemite!

Koala or Kangaroos?
Kangaroos, because they're much more interesting than sleepy koalas in the daytime.

Favourite Australian landmark?
The dish in Parkes, NSW. A gorgeous thing, and a great movie too.

We're known for our slangs, what's your favourite Australian slang and for those that may not know what it means, what does that mean?
Pash and dash. A pash is a kiss, and a pash and dash means you kiss someone and then run away! 

Your favourite Australian author?
This is far too hard to choose. You're twisting my arm? I'd have to say Isobelle Carmody.

What's the one thing from Australia that you must have unlimited supply of to take with you when you travel or if you were to migrate to another country?

A warm pair of socks and a cardie. Planes, trains and buses are always over air-conditioned.

What do you love most about being an Aussie or Australia in general?

How friendly and approachable people are. I was told by a Frenchman that if you are alone in a bar in Paris, even as a Parisian, the locals aren't likely to befriend you or even talk to you. I find that rather sad. He found Australians to be very welcoming and curious about his culture. 

On a more serious note, I'm proud about our auto and semi-auto gun buyback scheme that was introduced after the Port Arthur massacre. No one needs military grade weapons in their homes. It's one of the very few times I've been proud of former prime minister John Howard and the way the bill received bipartisan support.


Ivana said...

Nice interview. Pash and dash. That sounds cute :D I've always wanted to visit Australia.

And Blood Song sounds awesome!

Unknown said...

@Ivana - It's going to be released Internationally very soon or it's just been recently released ;) You should be able to enjoy the Lharmell Trilogy now or very soon. Hope you enjoy it :D


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