. Eileen Kernaghan’s nine historical fantasy novels reflect her fascination with other times and places, from the prehistoric Indus Valley to Victorian England. Eileen is a three-time Aurora Award winner, and her YA/teen novel Wild Talent: a Novel of the Supernatural, set London and Paris 1888, was shortlisted for a 2009 Sunburst Award.. A collection of her speculative poetry, Tales from the Holograph Woods, was published in 2009 by Wattle & Daub Books. Sophie, in Shadow, set in India under the Raj, will be released by Thistledown Press in March 2014. Eileen lives in New Westminster.

Eileen Kernaghan launches Sophie, in Shadow

Sophie, In Shadow

Eileen Kernaghan’s new YA/teen historical fantasy, Sophie, in Shadow, will be launched on May 10 at the Arts Council of New Westminster’s gallery in Queens Park. The time is 1:30 p.m.

Sophie, in Shadow, set in India under the Raj, continues a narrative which began twenty-five years earlier in Wild Talent: a Novel of the Supernatural. It’s 1914. Sixteen year old Sophie Pritchard, orphaned two years earlier by the sinking of SS Titanic, is about to begin a new life in British India. For Sophie, still devastated by her parents’ death, India proves a dangerous environment. Kidnapping, enemy spies and terrorist plots play their parts against the background of a world at war and growing unrest in the Indian subcontinent. Soon Sophie’s powers of precognition will be called upon to help thwart a conspiracy that could incite a bloodbath in Calcutta and deliver India into enemy hands.

Thistledown Press, March 2014, $15.95   Available in both print and e-book editions.