The Speaking Stone of Caradoc

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the story picks up where ‘children of the moon’ left off. katherine, chryseis and trevor sail on a prehistoric ocean to the island of d’ântilla. When they arrive, the discovery of a stolen speaking stone soon leads to their arrest. the time travelers encounter many dangers before they find out why everybody in the ancient ‘known world’ seems to be after this coveted stone More

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Words: 81,320
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310856099
About Evadeen Brickwood

I grew up in Germany and studied cultural sciences and languages, while traveling extensively as a teenager and in my twenties. Many of my books were inspired by such travel experiences, which were all on a shoestring budget. It forced me to go out and meet people and improvise. Of course, everybody thought I was reckless, but I just didn’t have the money to stay in hotels and guesthouses. In 1988, I moved to Africa with a boyfriend and worked in Botswana as a language teacher and secretary. The move was not well-prepared and when the relationship floundered, it became difficult to live as a single female in the expatriate community. Returning to Europe was out of the question and promising South Africa seemed a better option in the early nineties. For a while there were plans to move to Hong Kong, where some of my former colleagues from Botswana had lived. Eventually I settled in Johannesburg and embarked on my South African life. Things were different to what I had expected and after a while, it became my home. I met and married my German husband and raised 2 daughters with him, studied computers and management of training, worked as a corporate software trainer, opened a training consultancy and was active in business committees. But times were tough for us financially and I decided to go back to translating and teaching. I don't know how I found the energy to write books as well, but I guess I needed a creative outlet. Things went well with the books and although nobody in South Africa wanted to publish children's books at the time, I found a publisher. Then another one. An order for 25,000 copies of 'Children of the Moon' was processed when the economic crisis hit and my publisher had to close. Everything came to a grinding halt. We are still in Johannesburg and now my daughters are doing the studying and travelling, while I – still happily married -work and write my books at home (which I don’t really consider work). I keep on writing and all my books are going online with Smashwords now.

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Review by: Franciska Bottner on Feb. 13, 2014 :
Loved the first book! And I'm a grown-up. Speaking Stone is the perfect sequel to Children of the Moon. Want to read book3 now. What happens after the shipwreck cliffhanger?
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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