Pamela Freeman

Pamela Freeman

Sydney, New South Wales

Pamela Freeman is an award-winning Australian author of books for both adults and children. She also writes historical fiction as Pamela Hart. Most of her work as Pamela Freeman is fantasy but she has also written science fiction, mystery stories, family dramas and non-fiction. Her first adult series, the Castings Trilogy (Blood Ties, Deep Water and Full Circle) is published globally by Orbit books, and was followed by a stand alone from the same universe, Ember and Ash (Aurealis Award Winner, Best Fantasy Novel).

Pamela's new series for children, the Princess Betony series, is published by Walker Books. Her best known children's books are the junior novels Victor's Quest and Victor's Challenge (Aurealis Award Winner - Best Children's Fantasy), and The Black Dress: Mary MacKillop's Early Years, which won the NSW Premier's History Prize in 2006. Her most recent kids' book is the award-winning Desert Lake: The story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. As well as the Aurealis Award, Pamela's children's books have been shortlisted for many other awards. Pamela is a Doctor of Creative Arts. Her websites are: www.pamelafreeman.com and wwwpamela-hart.com.

Pamela started writing for kids as a scriptwriter at the Australian Broadcasting Commission's Children's Department - she wrote and researched over fifty shows for kids and young adults. While there she started writing short stories for children. Her first book, The Willow Tree's Daughter, was published in 1994.

Pamela relaxes by playing the drums very loudly and teaches (including online) at the Australian Writers'

Crime, Mystery, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Police Procedurals, Private Investigators, Suspense, Thriller & Suspense

Blood Ties (The Castings Trilogy)

A thousand years ago, the Eleven Domains were invaded and the original inhabitants forced on the road as Travelers, belonging nowhere, welcomed by no-one. Now the Domains are governed with an iron fist by the Warlords, but there are wilder elements to the landscape which cannot be controlled and which may prove their undoing. Some are spirits of place, of water and air and fire and earth. Some are greater than these. And some are human. Bramble: a village girl, whom no-one living can tame ... forced to flee from her home for a crime she did not commit. Ash: apprentice to a safeguarder, forced to kill for an employer he cannot escape. Saker: an enchanter, who will not rest until the land is returned to his people. As their three stories unfold, along with the stories of those whose lives they touch, it becomes clear that they are bound together in ways that not even a stonecaster could foresee - bound by their past, their future, and their blood.

Deep Water (The Castings Trilogy Book Two)

Centuries ago, Acton and his people displaced the Travellers, the original inhabitants of the Eleven Domains. Now, Saker the enchanter is driven by this ancient rage. With the bones of his fallen ancestors and the blood from his own veins, he will raise armies of the dead to slake his revenge. But what really happened when Acton came through Death Pass a millennium ago? To find out, Bramble agrees to risk her life - and perhaps her soul - on a voyage of discovery. Will she find the simple answer she needs, or will her experiences shatter her deepest beliefs? Meanwhile, Ash, tormented by his past, must return to the Deep to find his father and uncover the Travellers' secret songs. He thought he had learnt all the ancient music. What has his father kept from him - and why? The truth, like all their destinies, is hidden in time and lies in deep water.

Full Circle (The Castings Trilogy Book 3)

Saker's ghost army is slaughtering those of the new blood, fueled by an ancient wrong. But while he'd thought revenge would be simple, he's now plagued by voices foreshadowing a calamity beyond his comprehension. Ash and Bramble raise the warrior spirit of Acton, mighty in life and powerful in death. Only he can stop Saker's rampage. But is Acton, Lord of War, murderer or savior? And why would he help strangers protect a world he's never known? Bramble has been marked as Saker's nemesis, but will be challenged by deeper powers than Saker can command - as well as by her own feelings for Acton. As the living fight the dead, strange forces will shape an uncertain future from pain and suffering.

The Castings Trilogy

A thousand years ago, the Eleven Domains were invaded and the original inhabitants were driven onto the road as Travelers, belonging nowhere, welcomed by no one. Now the Domains are governed with an iron fist by the Warlords, but there are wilder elements in the landscape that cannot be controlled and that may prove the Warlords' undoing. Some are spirits of place - of water and air and fire and earth. Some are greater than these. And some are human. Bramble: A village girl whom no one living can tame, forced to flee her home for a crime she did not commit. Ash: A safeguarder's apprentice who must kill for an employer he cannot escape. Saker: An enchanter who will not rest until the land is returned to his people. As their three stories unfold, along with the stories of those whose lives they touch, it becomes clear that they are bound together in ways that not even a stonecaster could have foreseen - by their past, their future, and their blood. This omnibus edition includes all three novels - Blood Ties, Deep Water, and Full Circle - together for the first time.

Trick of the Light (Tiger Bay Mysteries Book 3)

When Tiger Beach High School is vandalised, Ruby's friend Kas is a suspect. She's determined to clear his name. But Ruby, Peter and Jake find there are more disturbing things than teenage vandalism... Book 3 in the exciting mystery series from award-winning author Pamela Freeman.

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