Okay, Baby Bats, it’s official. We’re in countdown mode to November 1st – release date for Shine Light, book three in the Night Creatures Trilogy.
Since way back in March, 2011, we’ve been hanging out to learn the fate of Retra/Naif, her friends and family on Ixion and Grave, the Ripers and the Night Creatures and of course, Naif’s relationships with both Markes and Lenoir. And then there’s the mystery of Ixion itself – the island of endless night, ever-youth and never sleep. The place where the biggest rule of all is to ‘Listen well, baby bats. Burn Bright, but do not stray from the paths. Remember, when you live in a place of darkness you also live with creatures of the dark.’
The only person who knows the answer to all these questions is author Marianne de Pierres – not even those of us here at Burn Bright Headquarters know what she has in store for our favourite characters. Now, of course, would be the perfect time to re-read Burn Bright (bk 1) and Angel Arias (bk 2). In the meantime, while we’re waiting with baited breath for November 1st to roll around, I thought I’d make it easy for everyone with a handy little guide over the next couple of posts to help us catch up with a few of the characters, the gangs, the creatures and the places we’ve all come to love – all without spoilers in case you still need to get up to speed with Burn Bright or Angel Arias (and if that’s the case… get reading!) :)
Today, we’ll start with a few of the people…
Raised in the strict Seal Enclave, Retra must find her way on Ixion where modesty is sin. In search of her brother Joel, she risks all to find him. In the process she learns dark secrets about Ixion… and herself.
Retra’s older brother, whose disappearance to Ixion leads her there. But will she find him? And will she likes what she finds?
Also a baby bat from Grave, the breath-taking Markes makes an instant impression on Retra and many others on Ixion with his musical gift. It also quickly brings him to the attention of the Ripers.
Cold as the colour of her ice-blonde hair, Cal immediately has it in for Retra. Is she simply a bully, threatened by Retra’s calm Seal composure? Or is there more to her behaviour than that – something to do with the musician Markes?
From the women-only town of Stra’ha, the wickedly funny Suki becomes an unlikely but loyal ally to Retra… ‘In Stra’ha, we only need men for their spermies, otherwise… pffft.’
…ah, Suki. Everyone needs a Suki for a best friend. My fingers are firmly crossed that everything turns out okay there. What about you? Which characters are you most looking forward to finding out about in Shine Light? (No spoilers please, Baby Bats)