Novelist Lauren Daniels wows with ‘the best fiction I’ve read since Keri Hulme’s Booker Prize winner,’ according to Order of Australia Medalist, Russell Darnley…
Serpent’s Wake: A Tale For The Bitten by Lauren Daniels is a magic realism, coming of age novel, that shortlisted with the international Half the World Global Literati Award 2016, ranking 4th in the top 40 for the People’s Choice Award.
After twelve years trapped in the throat of a serpent, a girl escapes.
She returns to her village naked with a monstrous snakeskin trailing behind her.
One decision at a time, she reclaims her life.
Each character she encounters by land and sea—brute, healer, orphan, mystic, lover—reflects an unhealed aspect of herself and plots her recovery through symbolic milestones.
Serpent’s Wake is intended for adults and young adults exploring how, once fractured, we may mend.
Testimonials for Serpent’s Wake:
‘A tale that weaves around your heart in your darkest times…and points to the greatest lesson of all—that in suffering lies freedom’…Erin L. Cash, Former Queensland Police Detective
‘A mythic voyage full of wry humor and shy romance that recalls the fantasies of Ursula K. Le Guin’…Guy Salvidge, The Kingdom of Four Rivers
‘Five stars. A beautifully told story. It was a charming and really fun read. It evoked a Princess Bride thing for me – the hero’s journey and a love story with a strong girl as the hero – what’s not to love about that?’…Maureen, Goodreads.
‘Five stars. Serpent’s Wake is part fairy tale, part coming of age story, part poetry. We run from the pain and grief of our youth, only to find it wasn’t really chasing us after all’…Karen, Goodreads.
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Serpent’s Wake Author Lauren Daniels is the Director of the Brisbane Writers Workshop that has some excellent writing courses.
And Writers, see Hawkeye Publishing’s Sydney Hammond Memorial Short Story Writing Competition, and the Hawkeye Publishing Manuscript Development + Publication Award (valued at $4,500 – full suite) – both currently open.